Describing “Srat” Life

To be honest, so-called “Greek” life isn’t a big deal at McGill. We don’t have the same reputation for giant frat parties that our American counterparts hold. Sororities and fraternities are not officially part of the university, unlike other campuses. Events like Derby Days are unfamiliar to students, whereas Hype Week rings a very strong bell.

I decided to give it a go this year by joining McGill’s newest sorority, Alpha Phi, as a founding member. I was expecting a student organization that empowered women and lots of stereotypical sorority activities. But the movies were all wrong; being in a sorority is nothing about finding a way to go to parties or hazing (in fact, there are strict anti-hazing policies!)


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