When going to college, most people hope they’ll be able to make life-long friendships. When it comes to meeting other young women who share your interests and values, nothing beats joining a sorority! Once you’re a sister, you’re a sister for life – during college and afterwards. Even the sorority sisters who graduated long before you will be there to help you … and those you know well? They can be there for life’s biggest moments after graduation!
Surprise: Your Sorority Sisters Will Always Be in Your Life
In the first few years of college, staying in touch after graduation is probably the furthest thing from your mind. Sooner or later, though, it’s important to think about it. Friends will be spread out all over the country or even all over the world – but friendship is still important! That’s especially true for sisters.
Here are some ideas to consider for maintaining sisterhood:
Get Together for a Trip Once a Year
This is a great idea because it’s exciting, but still practical enough to commit to! A trip like this will give you something to look forward to every year. Combining sisterhood with the enjoyment of travel means you could see places you’ve never seen before with friends you care about! Whether it’s an international journey or a quick trip to see where sisters live now, it’s an annual highlight. Many chapters even have planned service trips that you can take!
Stay Connected to Your National Sorority
Your national sorority has all kinds of resources for helping you stay connected. For example, you could subscribe to the national sorority newsletter to be aware of the latest news and events. Also consider visiting the national sorority website and following on social media.
Use Video Chat and Social Media
Mobile apps and sites like Facebook have made it easier than ever to stay in touch after college. The thing is, you have to be consistent and remember to use them! Video call sisters who live further away, and consider starting a Facebook group so everybody can easily chat together. Send emails, photos, and texts to stay informed on the latest.
Mentor the Next Generation as an Advisor
Collegiate sisters gain a lot of confidence by connecting with women who’ve “been there and done that.” As an advisor, you can help shape the sisterhood experience for the next generation. No matter what your interests become after college, someone can benefit from your knowledge!
Remember, you don’t graduate from your sorority when you graduate college: The bonds between you and your sorority sisters will last a lifetime! To make sure those all-important friendships stay healthy in the future, invest time in making sure you stay close with other sorority members. The support and connection you’ll feel will be worth it!