At the end of the semester, you packed up your belongings and said adios to your sorority sisters for the long, summer months ahead. Now, you find yourself bored to tears missing your sassy sisters more than ever! Instead of wallowing in separation misery, reconnect with your friends today, RIGHT NOW!
Oh, they joys of Skype. If you live way too many miles away from the possibility of traveling to see your sisters, Skype is your free, new best friend. It’s the most obvious way to reconnect, but it’s so awesome. I can’t not bring it up! Figure out a schedule that allows you to meet-up face to face at least once every two weeks for some much needed gossip and chat time! It will be refreshing to have your best friend right there with you after a long, eventful week.
Now, for the creative ideas!
Run a marathon! Sign up for a marathon with some of your sisters as a fun way to bond and get healthy this summer! Sometimes, marathons are sponsored by a charity as a way to grow awareness and raise donations. You can run for a cause or run for fun!
Throw your own social! I know you’re thinking this is totally cheesy, but you can find a way to make it fun. Set aside a weekend to host a party for some of your closest Greek gals. Pick a theme (like Reality TV Stars) and dress up in an outfit fitting the character. Grill some yummy food, play fun music, and watch girly chick flicks! P.S. You obviously don’t have to wear your costume all night, unless you want to. It’s just fun to see what everyone comes as!
Visit your Headquarters! Add a twist to the classic road trip and visit a place that connects you and your friends. Load up the car and travel to your sorority’s headquarters with some of your sisters! It’s a wonderful way to gain some first hand history knowledge and see the place where your official sorority business takes place.
Start a book club! Select a few books you and your sorority girls find interesting and create a summer book club. If you don’t live close enough to meet every week, use that magic invention called Skype and try meeting up once a month. This is a great way to find something new to talk about as well as keep your mind fresh and educated during the summer.
Give back! A big part of your chapter is philanthropy, right? Get together with your sisters to figure out a unique charity to work for over the summer. Maybe put on a local fundraiser to raise donation money or physically volunteer by helping the charity with events. It’s important to give back, and summer is the perfect time to do so!
Attend a summer concert or festival! Summer is jam-packed with countless music events and tours. Go see your favorite band play live with your favorite people! Go all out, and buy concert t-shirts and posters to make the event more memorable. Also, if you hang out around tour buses after a show, you are almost always guaranteed the chance to meet the artists. I’ve gotten to meet tons of my favorite musicians by doing so!
You don’t have to spend your summer being separated from your best friends. Call your sorority sisters today to plan a one of a kind get together!
Mallory Hatten is a Sorority and Lifestyles writer for College Lifestyles. She is a senior at The University of Southern Mississippi where she studies news-editorial journalism. She loves writing, laughter, reading magazines, and College Lifestyles!