Collectively, sorority women are one of the largest communities of college-educated women in the world while not even seven percent of the world’s population – men and women combined – has college degrees, and two-thirds of all illiterate adults are women. Standing together as one community, we are creating sustainable change by removing barriers for girls and women to have an equal chance for rewarding lives and livelihoods through schooling, the learning of a trade, or even certifications or degrees.
Whether founded in the 1800s, 1900s, or in the 2000s, sororities place a high priority on volunteerism and community engagement. Together, sororities donate millions of domestic dollars every year to help eliminate life-shattering diseases, raise awareness for important health issues, as well as tackle local issues like domestic violence against women, illiteracy among youth, environmental stewardship, and aid to persons with disabilities and those aging.
As the world is changing and boundaries are disintegrating, technology allows us to live in a global neighborhood. Today’s sorority women understand and appreciate others on a global scale, realizing they have the collective influence to make a difference for those experiencing marginalization and oppression both domestically and globally. As college-educated women, we know the value of achieving an education, and we believe that every girl in the world deserves the opportunity to go to school.