As a senior, you’ve probably figured out the best way to get through the three S’s of college: schoolwork, social life and sleep. But when it comes to senior year, a whole new category emerges: life after college plans. This makes it hard to stay as involved in your extra curriculars, such as a sorority, as you used to be.
You’ve put countless hours into sorority events over the last three years, and now it’s finally time to start putting yourself first. It’s time to let the younger girls take over.
Sometimes it’s hard to let go and let others make the decisions when you’ve been part of the chapter for so long. But think of it this way, you have better things to do with your time now. You should be living it up, spending your final semester at college at the bars with your friends, instead of at mixers with all the rules and regulations. You should be applying for grad school or a job for after you graduate, not stressing over study hours.
“In reality when we leave school I want to know that the younger girls are prepared and willing to continue the Phi Mu legacy and they’re never going to get that experience if you don’t let them lead the chapter now,” said Lauren Renzulli, a senior in Phi Mu at Penn State.
You’ve already put your time in, now it’s your job as a senior to offer advice to the chapter. Make sure the younger girls don’t make the same mistakes you may have made or seen in the past so they can do their best!
So you can’t be as involved as you were, but you still want to be a part of the chapter. You wont be seeing these girls as often after graduation, so enjoy the time you have with them now.
If your chapter doesn’t already have a senior privilege clause, suggest adding one to your bylaws. Some sororities such as, Sigma Delta Tau, already has senior privileges built into their national policies.
These senior privileges could include making mandatory events optional for seniors, but more incentives for seniors to still be involved. This way, seniors wont feel burnt out and overwhelmed with everything they have to do, but if they do go, they’ll still feel welcome.
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