Coming to college, it is easy to often feel lost in the crowd. Joining a sorority gives you a home away from home. Women from various backgrounds with different goals and dreams come together to form deep and lasting friendships; sororities become a family that will support you throughout your college career and allow you to flourish and grow in a safe environment.
Although each sorority is unique and has its own special characteristics, there is a common thread that unites us all - sisterhood, a special bond experienced among the members of a sorority. Sisterhood is laughing and smiling through the good times and getting through the bad times together. Sisterhood is a support system like no other in which your sisters are there for you always. Throughout your days at CNU, no matter how situations change or how many friends come and go, sisterhood is the steady acceptance that remains.
Academic achievement is the first and foremost priority of all sororities. Every sorority places strong emphasis on creating an atmosphere conducive to high academic performance as well as challenging each member to live up to her highest academic potential. Each sorority implements various programs designed to assist members in their academic pursuits. Programs range from tutoring and study hours to educational programs, awards and incentives.
As a Sorority woman at CNU, there is a wide range of leadership opportunities available. The Greek Community offers the ideal place for members to gain leadership experience and to develop their skills in areas that fit their unique interests and abilities. As value based organizations, leadership is an integral part of our role both on campus and in the community. Within each chapter, women can serve as officers, committee representatives, and hold a variety of other executive and non-executive positions in areas such as philanthropy, academics, sisterhood, and service. Each chapter is self-governing, allowing the leaders to play an essential part in their specific Sororities. It is also common for Sorority members to hold student leadership positions on campus.
Philanthropy and Community Service
Philanthropy and Service are a huge part of sorority life. Each of our chapters has not only a local philanthropy, but also a National one. Greeks also participate in organizations across campus that focus on philanthropy, service, and the community. Community service is one of the cornerstones of sorority membership. Being a member of a sorority means having the opportunity to give back to your community. Sorority involvement provides members with more than the opportunity to simply volunteer their time, but also with the chance to work together with members of their chapter to create a better community and to help those less fortunate.
It is important for students and parents to be as informed as possible regarding the costs associated with obtaining a college education. Understanding the financial obligations associated with sorority membership is just as important. Each woman joining a sorority should be aware of the dues, fees and other expenses that are involved and consider these when making financial plans to attend college. During formal recruitment, a potential member should ask sorority members about financial obligations and payment options. Each sorority sets its own fees and costs as well as payment schedules.