She experienced firsthand how these young women can be supportive, inclusive and humorous, debunking the misconception that they are mean or unwelcoming.
There is a popular conception that sorority girls are mean and unwelcoming to others. Lydia Clinton—who goes by @lyderature on TikTok—has an interaction where it was proved entirely wrong. She has a first-hand account of not only how girls can be each other's biggest supporters but how they can also laugh over mistakes rather than criticize each other. Clinton shared how a mishap led her to create some great bonds with the so-called sorority girls. Her experience there was funny and empowering, as she met some women who would have her back for life.
Clinton begins the video by sharing how one day she got added to a group chat, "I kept getting all of these notifications, and I was like, who are these people?" After some digging, she found that she was getting the notifications from the group chat called Pi Phi sorority. Though she wanted to come clear right away, the conversations made her stay. She really enjoyed all the members and their lively presence. Quickly, she was able to figure out the state of the group.
From the messages, Clinton understood that Camille was the "head honchos" who accidentally added her. Though she was grateful to Camille for opening her up to such a lovely experience, she was also a bit upset as she closed the group. It meant she would not be able to leave when she wanted, which was her plan, in case she was caught. Look and behold, Lauren, another member, asked for Snapchat and Instagram IDs. She tried to be cute about it and dropped her handles when the girls were engaging in goofiness, but she got caught.
"But unbeknownst to me, my name is Haley. And immediately, there's confusion. Camille says, 'Haley. What?' And Molly, she clocks me immediately," Clinton shares. At the time, she knows that she has to come out with the truth. She messaged in the group, "I hate to say it, but I have no idea why I'm in this. My name is Lydia Clinton." She thought the girl bonding she was enjoying was about to end. However, to her surprise, everyone took the mistake as a funny coincidence and welcomed her nonetheless.
Seeing them so welcoming, Clinton shared her real feelings about the group and wrote, "I feel like I'm learning so much about sorority culture because I never thought I'd be in one, considering I graduated college in 2020." She had some preconceptions about sorority groups, which were happily shattered by this incident. Everyone got emotional reading this, with Charlotte, another member, asking Clinton to come and do another degree at their institution and become a part of the sorority for real. Clinton jokingly asked them the name of their institution, and they said, "University of Minnesota." It warmed her heart, as she had also gone there, and they truly are sisters. The real Haley was eventually added to the chat, but they did not remove Clinton, as the group felt she was meant to be there.
The girls are planning to meet on November 4, as Clinton is scheduled to attend a Football match that day. The sorority cannot wait to welcome Clinton, over the Initiation weekend. The comment section loved this show of friendship. @ingrid_ebeling adored how Clinton tried to clear out the misconceptions about sorority girls, "Lydia, you are truly a pi phi angel." @copleys.mom compared it to the atmosphere of support shown in the movie "Barbie," "This is Barbieland."