The "top" sororities are considered to be Tridelt, Alpha Phi, and Kappa in no particular order followed by Theta if you're jewish or AChiO and Skrappa, then probably DG and ChiO (ChiO is also jewish). Rush for girls is very time consuming and kinda sucks but once you get through it all the girls in sororities that I know really like it.
One other point, unlike fraternities, rush is only in the fall. For what its worth, D was not really interested in joing a sorority, but she decided to go through rush with her friends, just to see what it was like. Although she thought some of the sororities were somewhat sterotypical, she was very impressed with AChiO. She ended up pledging and she absolutely loves it.
Are you sure Theta and ChiO are Jewish? They weren't in the 70's/80's (in fact Chi O was one of my "final desserts" choices) and that usually doesn't change. I think Sigma Delta Tau was, and there was at least one other that I can't remember.
Society disagrees with you. Your life and place in society will always and forever be largely based on who and what you associate yourself with. You go to the University of Michigan, that's one thing people have to judge you based on. So you didn't care where you went to college? Why not go to community college if it doesn't matter how employers or grad schools perceive you? It would definitely be easier and you would get a higher GPA with more free time to play video games. This is the same thing, although greek life offers far far more than just a status symbol. I'm not going to try to explain it to someone not in the community but it's very annoying when people not part of greek life try to judge people in it.
I didn't realize that you are, in fact, "holier-than-thou." Carry on with your perfectly solved life strategy, completely aware that any desire for advancement or recognition in society is quite a joke.
Status is relatively important for greek life. You want to join the fraternities and sororities with a good reputation and strong status on campus not just to ensure you're with a good group of people, but to better your personal chances at success as much as possible.
Fit is much more important than status though, I think maize would agree with that (we've had this discussion before lol). If you don't like the girls in the sorority, you won't like the sorority.
thanks for your response. it jives with what D has said about A ChiO, nice girls, not girlie-girls. My D is up on fashion, but is also an athlete and hangs out also in sweats and pinnies. She does not wear nail polish or color her hair (or wear pearls). She happens to be Jewish, but does not necessarily want a "Jewish" sorority esp. if they are girlie-girls. A nice mix of backgrounds would be nice. Would you say A ChiO has that?