Dating a sorority women
“You’re sharing a culture, you’re sharing meals, you’re sharing space…
and that makes it a really easy place to make those kind of connections you can see being a potentially be a great relationship.” But going into sorority life with the attitude that you’re going to seek out potential girlfriends will likely end in more complications than you bargained for.
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For non-heterosexual collegiettes, finding girls to date in college can be a difficult enough task without bringing Greek life into it.
“If a situation like this were to come up, I would probably let people I trusted on council know, like our President and VP-Standards, and make sure they were okay with it first,” Emily says.
There is a possibility that either you or your partner might not yet be out or even still questioning—which is completely okay.
I can only imagine how horrible it would be if you were in the same chapter and a relationship went sour.” Chances are, if you’re a queer girl who decided to go Greek, you’ve done your homework to make sure the sorority you chose is a safe and accepting space.
“No one ever sat down with me and said, ‘Now, you better not do this’ or, ‘If I catch you with another member you'll get kicked out,’” says Emily of coming out to her sorority, whose members have always been accepting of her sexuality.
“Our breakup was pretty nasty, and it was super awkward when we had to be around each other at Panhellenic events…Other organizations listed have a traditional emphasis in a specific religion or ethnic background, such as Christian fraternities and sororities.