Sororities this year saw a 20 percent increase in rush participants. Inter-sorority Council President Ali Fox ’09 said to the Daily that the increase in participants is “a sign that Greek life at Stanford is alive and thriving.” She also noted that “the Greek community has become a very desirable community to take part in, providing a strong nework and true bonds that cannot be found elsewhere on campus.”
I wonder if that’s the reason why girls rush—they can’t make as good of friends elsewhere? Aren’t they in a sense then paying for friends? It’s a bit narrow-minded of sororities to think that their bonds are stronger than friendships made in classes, activities, sports, and residence halls. It’s this kind of snobbishness that turns many off from the Greek system.