So I already know what college I am attending. I have received a full-ride scholarship to Ohio State University-Columbus and I am a Morril Scholar. My major or plan is to do a joint major in International Relations & Political Science. I have intentions of going to a competitive grad school. Having understood that I am going to other things to do outside of college, I have a couple of questions:
What are the benefits and drawbacks of joining a sorority?
As an African American girl would I encounter or have any problems joining a non-African American sorority? Especially if I plan on wearing my natural hair? I am not a fan of weaves and do not want a perm/relaxer. But because of that would I face problems?
As I am interested in Foreign Policy and Politics, would being in a sorority benefit me and my career choice?
What is the difference between a non-minority sorority vs "white" sorority? Is there really a difference?
Would being in one take away from my academics?
As a girl coming from poverty, would there be any classism problems?
Besides partying, what are the type of events that occur or are hosted?
Is it extremely expensive and is the cost worth it?
I know a lot of people say "Oh you should rush and then ask these questions", but even that process takes a lot of time & money investment. I also feel that truth might not be spoken. College Confidential is more of the type A students and parents of students like that, so I value CC's perspective.
Political Activities (Non-political):
So I have noticed that clubs like College Republicans or College Democrats you are working on campaigns, getting people to vote for a candidate and meeting different politicians. But things like the Model United Nations or Debate team focuses on skills, which is better? Clubs that help with connections or that help develop skills? I know there are other clubs besides political ones so It could expand out as well.
Outside of class and studying how much time will I actually have?