048 - Interview with Lauren: Sororities and Fraternities


Hi Everyone! This week's episode is all about GREEK LIFE. In this episode, we talk to my cousin Lauren about what it was like to be in a sorority.

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American English Podcast

By Shana Thompson

Hi, everybody. Today, we have a special guest on the podcast, my cousin Lauren. She’s been out of college for a few years now, but she was nice enough to talk in detail about a topic that many of you might find interesting: Greek life and what it was like to be in a sorority.

By Greek life, I’m not talking about time spent in Greece. I’m talking about involvement in fraternities and sororities.

For those of you who are unfamiliar with these terms, fraternities and sororities, according to Wikipedia, are Greek letter organizations or social organizations at colleges and universities. And there’s a history behind them that I’ll get to in a little bit.

Fraternities are the brotherhoods and sororities are the sisterhoods. 

At any given time, there are around 800 thousand members in Greek life in the U.S.. At my university alone, at UC Santa Barbara, members made up 11 percent of the student body. That’s about 2,500 people…

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