"There are so many experiences it is hard to explain. I was in a sorority all four years and loved it, but I also knew that there were systems in place that were unjust. For example, during rush if you didn’t know the girl coming through, she was cut and not invited back to the next round. Prior to rush starting we made slideshows and posters to remember all of the girls. In my four years there, we had ONE poster (out of probably 2000) that had a black woman on it. With that system in place, if you met a cool black woman or any woman that wasn’t “previously known” to the chapter they were cut. This is a form of racism, not accepting POC. How are we to know anyone that looks different or thinks differently than us if we never give them a chance? I also remember when women came through rush with natural hair there being comments and remarks on their curls. “Oh she wouldn’t fit in.” “WOW! Your hair is so gorgeous, I wish I could touch it!!”. That is literally just about black women. My sorority did have a few women of Indian/Pakistani descent and Latinx. It was a very hard push to have those women in our chapter. This was 2017 rush, and we all discussed one of woman Pakistani descent during voting, to decide if she would be admitted or not. The woman in question is one of my best friends, and it was very telling to see her picked apart and to hear “pros and cons” genuinely based on her skin color. She was finally admitted.For my four years, POC in my chapter made up 5-10%... and that is a lot compared to others (looking at you Kappa and ADPI). I was in one of the “old row” sororities. Our house is pre-antebellum, our house was built by slave labor. Our sorority nationals just denounced the extended membership to General Lee two other confederate leaders and promised to “do better” (maybe doing more than denouncing their “honorary membership” would be a start?). There is no detailed action plan of how any of this will be addressed or fixed. In my four years being an active member, there was never discussion of the racism that existed and still exists. When living in the house, 70 white women never thought about those that had lived her before us and those that built the MANSION we lived in. And that’s just my experience in my sorority which I absolutely loved being a part of. "