Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Adult Sororities

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Adult Sororities

    My neighbor was telling me yesterday that she is in a sorority. I was kinda about a 42 year old being in a sorority. I didn't even know they had adult sororities.

    What is the purpose of a grown-up sorority? Is anyone here in one? Is it like college sororities?

    I was never into sororities during college, so the idea of being in one as an adult baffles me.



  • #2
    Like the Junior League? That's the only "adult" sorority that I'm aware of. I mean, you are a sorority "sister" for life, so maybe she still does stuff with her college friends?

    I know that the Junior League is supposed to be a social club, but also philanthropic in nature.

    Comment


    • #3
      Adult sororities are pretty common around here. My cousin (who is around 50 I think?) is in one. It's a philanthropic sorority that does a ton of stuff in the small hometown I was raised in.
      sigpic

      Comment


      • #4
        sounds like a reason for women to get together and gossip, or talk about paint colors...

        Comment


        • #5
          I know it's very common in some circles that the college sorority you were in is a life long commitment, with a focus on community service, professional development and networking.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Junebug View Post
            Like the Junior League? That's the only "adult" sorority that I'm aware of. I mean, you are a sorority "sister" for life, so maybe she still does stuff with her college friends?

            I know that the Junior League is supposed to be a social club, but also philanthropic in nature.
            No, it is a sorority that is for the town I live in. My neighbor is not from around here, they just moved here last year but her cousin is a member, so that is how she joined.


            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Heather View Post
              sounds like a reason for women to get together and gossip, or talk about paint colors...
              I disagree. At least in so far as my cousin's experience.


              Also, the one she's in is not a continuation of a college sorority.

              Here's a link.
              sigpic

              Comment


              • #8
                Originally posted by Junebug View Post
                Like the Junior League? That's the only "adult" sorority that I'm aware of. I mean, you are a sorority "sister" for life, so maybe she still does stuff with her college friends?

                I know that the Junior League is supposed to be a social club, but also philanthropic in nature.
                It's not really a sorority. Its focus is on training women volunteers and sending them into the community to meet specific needs. It also trains women in leadership skills. Among the Junior League's most famous members are Eleanor Roosevelt (first US ambassador to the UN) and Sandra Day O'Connor (first woman on the US Supreme Court).

                Can you tell I'm a member?
                With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
                And for right ever bravely to live.
                Let not moss-covered error move thee at its side,
                As the world on truth's current glides by,
                Be the herald of light, and the bearer of love,
                Till the stock of the Puritans die.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Ysolde,
                  If you join Junior League at a really crappy time in your life and just sort of flake out and stop participating because you have no time to do anything other than get through yoru days and keep it together, and you let your membership end, are you done for forever? Or do you think you could join again in a new town at some point, if you moved or something?

                  Hypothetically.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Carmella View Post
                    It's a philanthropic sorority that does a ton of stuff in the small hometown I was raised in.
                    My mother was in one of these before she moved away from Houston.

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by villanelle View Post
                      Ysolde,
                      If you join Junior League at a really crappy time in your life and just sort of flake out and stop participating because you have no time to do anything other than get through yoru days and keep it together, and you let your membership end, are you done for forever? Or do you think you could join again in a new town at some point, if you moved or something?

                      Hypothetically.
                      Contact your first Junior League and let them know you lapsed and want to transfer to a new one as you are moving/have moved? They may let you just transfer to the new JL. Or you may just be able to join in the new town, and not tell them about your past membership (I really don't think they check, unless you transfer -- if you transfer, they waive the provisional status).
                      With freedom to think, and with patience to bear,
                      And for right ever bravely to live.
                      Let not moss-covered error move thee at its side,
                      As the world on truth's current glides by,
                      Be the herald of light, and the bearer of love,
                      Till the stock of the Puritans die.

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Heather View Post
                        sounds like a reason for women to get together and gossip, or talk about paint colors...
                        , right because that's the only thing women could get together about

                        My mom was in one when I was a teen - it was a community service one. Mom ended up making some wonderful friends in it - friends she played bridge with, traveled with, spent time with for years after. And when she died, they were an amazing help to me.

                        They're not for me. There are plenty of good women who join them, and like everything, there are women who do it purely for the status it gives them. I'm just not a joiner.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          A mother in my parent's group belongs to a sorority. She says they do community service projects.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            My mother the schoolteacher was in Delta Kappa Gamma for years. It was for professional growth and service projects.
                            Welcome to Fluffytown. No smoking, no farting, no pillow fights.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Anyone in PEO? I've been looking into that. I don't know if it really a sorority though, but it is an adult women's philanthropic organization.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X