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6 Ways Being A Sorority Girl Prepared Me For Motherhood

Mary Katherine Backstrom | Posted 04.17.2015 | Parents
Mary Katherine Backstrom

How to look decent after a long night is probably the most valuable skill that I've acquired as a sorority girl. No brush? No shower? No problem. I can rock a messy bun and second-day mascara like a celebrity.

Explaining Feminism to a Frat Boy

Jessica Beeli | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Jessica Beeli

Students in every level of schooling are often assigned the extremely basic task of defining terms. As a person who has been going to school for pretty much her entire life, I'd like to say that I've mastered the art of the simple definition. Except for that one word.

Why You Need to Be Concerned About FratPAC Lobbying

Erin Spencer | Posted 03.31.2015 | College
Erin Spencer

While still in the early stages, the FratPAC agenda is already raising serious questions--ones that need to be addressed. One thing that is clear, however, is that making it harder for survivors of sexual assault to report doesn't sound like a step in the right direction.

A Queer Sorority Launches In Texas And History Is Made

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 03.13.2015 | Gay Voices

A group of University of Texas at Austin students are creating a queer-inclusive sorority -- the first of its kind for the campus. Though it's freq...

Beyond the Classroom, an Education in Making a Difference

Jay Scott | Posted 03.04.2015 | Impact
Jay Scott

My daughter Alexandra "Alex" Scott, the creator of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, would be 19 years old now, and I don't think it's a shock to learn that I often wonder what she would be like today.

This Sorority's Pre-Rush Week Beauty Standards Are Pure Madness

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.16.2015 | College

Spanx. Gel nail polish. Non-"emo" hair. Those are just some of the requirements during Polish Week -- the week before sorority rush starts -- for...

The "Power" of Going Greek

Lauren Galley | Posted 03.11.2015 | College
Lauren Galley

Being a sorority girl is so much more than the dramatization that movies portray. I am now a part of something bigger than myself, and I have truly found a group of girls who empower each other in their daily lives.

How to Keep Your College Sorority Spirit Alive Well Into Your Thirties

Reductress | Posted 12.07.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

Remember the good old days? Just because you're an out-of-shape mother of two on the outside, doesn't mean you can't feel like a sorority girl on the inside. These simple tips will have you reliving those youthful days of sisterhood that you've been longing for in no time.

The 'Messy, Controversial And Often Disruptive' World Of Greek Life

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 09.25.2014 | College

This week has been an especially explosive one in the world of college Greek life. Photos of a wildly inappropriate sign at a Texas Tech University fr...

Yes Means Yes: Breaking Down Sexual Violence on UC Berkeley's Campus

Hannah Berkman | Posted 11.16.2014 | College
Hannah Berkman

The California state legislature unanimously passed a bill this month requiring universities to redefine their official definitions of consent as an "affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity." The bill's passing is an incredibly needed step in the right direction.

A Brown University Sorority Sister's Message to Alabama Kappa Deltas: Time to Move to the 21st Century

Jocelyn Caster | Posted 11.02.2014 | College
Jocelyn Caster

Sororities and fraternities must stop being institutions used to insulate people from other types, thus perpetuating racism and other forms of intolerance. The college experience should be one that expands the worlds of young men and women, not restricts them.

Attention, Freshmen: Here's What to Expect

Lori Janjigian | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Lori Janjigian

Don't be scared. You will struggle and you might even fail a course or two. You might even break down and cry a few times. But if you work hard and stop second-guessing your every decision, you will get through it all and succeed.

To DC, With Love

Mackenzie Long | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

How can the place we live be comparable to say a boyfriend or a girlfriend? How can the streets we walk, the people we see, and the corner establishments we frequent be so impactful on our happiness?

NSFW: Sorority Girl's Horrific Farewell Letter Will Make You Sick

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 04.23.2014 | College

There are senior farewells that leave you inspired and hopeful about the future, and then there's this. On Tuesday morning, someone contacted the ...

Samantha Lachman

Bros Before Foes: Fraternity And Sorority PAC Supports Its Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

It seems as though the nation’s largest political action committee for fraternities and sororities embraces the same principle college students use ...

The Giving Side of Sororities

Ally Del Canal | Posted 04.13.2014 | College
Ally Del Canal

Being in a sorority does not teach you how to drink and do your hair, rather it allows you to practice giving day after day as you look out for the welfare of your sisters

Why Joining a Sorority Was Not for Me

Francina Morel | Posted 03.19.2014 | College
Francina Morel

Obviously, there's a big question looming: What do I know? I've never even been in a sorority, so how could I possibly understand what really goes on? My answer to that is: I don't know.

The Truth About Sorority Date Parties

Uloop | Posted 03.04.2014 | College
Uloop

Why do date parties often result in disaster, you wonder? For you lucky ones who leave date parties with your heads held high and without a withering sense of self worth, I commend you. As for you other ill-fated souls, I am here to say I wholeheartedly feel your pain.

Is There a Future for Greek Life?

Dr. Brian C. Mitchell | Posted 02.09.2014 | College
Dr. Brian C. Mitchell

Most Greeks are on the defensive on American college and university campuses. While some of this defensiveness is historic, inbred paranoia, arguably many college administrators propose policies to limit Greek life over the long term.

I Almost Joined A Queer Sorority

Vice | Posted 11.06.2013 | College

There’s a long pathway leading up to the main buildings on UCLA’s campus where students crowd around passing out flyers about acappella groups, da...

PHOTO: This Is What A Sorority House Refrigerator Looks Like

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 11.08.2013 | College

We've heard of Greek yogurt, but this is ridiculous. The photo below, posted to Reddit by user DubSak, allegedly shows the contents of a sorority hous...

Lemme In!

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.07.2013 | College

For many colleges and universities, the rush for sororities and fraternities has just ended, and people everywhere are joining in brother and sisterho...

Sororities in South Stop Segregation

The Miami Hurricane | Posted 11.29.2013 | College
The Miami Hurricane

While a person's physical appearance does not equate to his or her personal beliefs or upbringing, girls know that they are joining organizations where first impressions matter.

Rewrite the Greek Tragedy

Jaime Zucker | Posted 11.27.2013 | College
Jaime Zucker

We come from sentimental organizations that take pride in upholding traditions and rituals. But this is not an excuse to enable the continuation of harmful practices.

Can Greek Life Ease the Transition Into College?

Uloop | Posted 08.24.2013 | College
Uloop

Greek life may not be for everyone, but for those who do choose to pledge in their college career can find their niche in college as soon as their first semester, easing the move to college.