A day in the Greek life

By Abby Wisecarver

You may think a typical sorority girl goes to parties every night, isn’t the brightest bulb of the bunch and never goes to class; however, that is a common misconception. My experience in Greek life is not that different from those that aren’t pledged to a sorority or fraternity.


Every day starts the same with waking up to my screaming alarm. I get out of bed, go to the bathroom, wash my face and brush my teeth. I then put on makeup, so I look ready for the day. I throw on leggings and a hoodie. On my way out, I stop in the kitchen for breakfast, which is usually a banana and yogurt. At 9:00 a.m., I hop in my car with my friends, and we drive to the DuSable parking lot.


From that point on, I am in class from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., having four classes back to back. When classes end, my friend picks me up, and we normally go grab coffee before heading back to our sorority house. The rest of my night consists of locking myself in my room for four hours to do homework, then I go to my friends room, and we watch a movie. I head to bed around 11 p.m. and get ready to repeat everything tomorrow.


The biggest part of my day that is different than most is that I live in my sorority house with 40 other women. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are all prepared by a chef, and coming home to a house full of my best friends is the best part of my day.


I thinks it’s fascinating when people find out I’m in a sorority because they think my life is so different than theirs, but it’s not. People I knew before I was in Greek life treat me differently and talk down to me in a way, which is frustrating. I’m a normal student; I go to class, study, get good grades and hang out with friends. It’s time to break the stereotype of people in Greek life. Greeks live their lives the same as everyone else.