Sorority team building games aren’t just a great way to familiarize yourself with new faces. They’re also a great way to form lifelong friendships and strengthen your sisterhood from day one.
However, before you get started with any team building activities, you have to meet your sisters and team members first. Try some ice breakers before getting started.
After meeting each other, you’ll be ready to start team building right away!
Ice Breaker Game Ideas
Whether you are teaching a class, co-hosting a party, leading a meeting, or throwing a fancy dinner, getting to know the people around you can be either intimidating or fun. Break the ice!
What Do You Value in a Sister?
This fun activity requires brainstorming and open discussion. Simply, get your sisters together and ask a question like, “What values are most important in a sorority?” Have them write their responses on cue cards. If they’re feeling a bit shy or uncertain, you can suggest some values. Honesty? Commitment to the community?
Once you have around 20 responses, have your sisters read out their answers, one by one.
Then ask your sisters which of the responses they think is most important. Whichever value gets the most votes becomes your sorority’s new guiding value.
Afterward, start brainstorming ways to celebrate your new values throughout the year. You could make cute t-shirts displaying your guiding value and your sorority name. Or you could make matching bracelets. Maybe a big banner at the sorority house? Be creative!
Whatever you choose, keep the value alive throughout the year! Remind your sisters and try to find great ways to put your value into action.
Bust a Move, Sister!
In Greek Life, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to dance. So it only makes sense to teach your best dance moves to your new sisters! This activity can be scary (especially for the littles!), but it’s one of the easiest ways to get comfortable with each other. So, find your sister’s favorite song (Taylor Swift?) and prepare yourself for giggles, blushes, and a lovely time.
Here are the steps.
- Get your sisters in a circle and crank the tunes. Choose your most extraverted sister to start things.
- She’ll swing into the center and show off her move. Name it after her. “This is the Margot!”
- Then all the other sisters do “the Margot.”
- Keep going around the circle. Each sister will show off her move, and everyone else will imitate it.
- Finally, when every girl has gone, you can call out moves for everyone to do. “Do the Ashley! Do the Ellison!”
These moves will keep showing up throughout your time together. That’s why this activity is a great way to build positive memories together.
Hypothetical Millionaire Philanthropist
This activity is a great way to see someone’s values. It also shows you how someone thinks practically. Here’s what you do. Ask your sisters what they would do if they had a million dollars they could anonymously donate to only one organization. Who would they choose? Why?
Give the girls a few minutes to consider and write down their responses. Then go over them as a group.
Act Out Your Best Study Tip
School can be tough. But your sisters are a great way to get ahead. In this activity, have your sisters suggest and then act out their favorite study tip.
Note: this activity can be harder in a big group. Split your sorority up if you find that easier to manage.
Here are the steps:
- Appoint a timekeeper. Then, each girl will have 2 minutes to suggest and act out their study tip.
- Have a scribe write down all the tips.
- If you split your sorority up, then reunite and share your tips as a full group.
Comic Strip Confusion
Take a few comic strips and cut them into individual frames. Then put them in a large container. Have your sisters pick a frame at random. Once every girl has a frame, have them find the other sisters who have frames from the same comic. The sisters can then put their comic strip together, arranging themselves in order. This activity is a great way to break a large group into smaller groups.
Sorority Bonding Activities
It doesn’t matter if you’re a new leader trying to build a sense of team or a seasoned veteran that needs to refocus your group or reinforce positive practices. Implementing a productive team building activity with your group may be what you need to take your team to the next level.
Here are a couple of suggestions. If you’re looking for more, check out our top team building games.
Blindfolded walks are a great way to build trust and teamwork with your sisters. Before you get started: make sure you have scouted out a safe path and have designated several girls without blindfolds to look out for hazards. Also, be sure everyone is taking the activity seriously.
Then, take your sisters on a zany journey. Try this: blindfold the entire group, then tap two sisters to be leaders. These leaders will direct the group, while blindfolded, without using any language. They can whistle, click, o tap people on the shoulders; anything but speech. Tell your sisters to follow the leaders, but don’t tell them who the leaders are. Then, have the leaders follow you through some wild surroundings that you know they can handle.
Sometimes, the best games are built, not played. In these games, you’ll break your sorority into groups, and have them compete to make some wild contraption in the shortest amount of time. Here are a few suggestions:
- Build the marble run. This one is like a Von Neumann machine. With PVC pipes and connectors, build a crazy track to take your marble from one side of the room to the other.
- Build a tower. Use toothpicks and glue to build a tower!
- Build a catapult. Make the fraternities jealous with your mastery of medieval weaponry! For your siege engine, you’ll need PVC pipes, blocks of wood, and rubber bands.
- Build a shelter for you and your sisters. Using paper, tape, and rubber bands make a shelter, construct a tent big enough for your whole team!
All Tied Up!
This exercise is guaranteed to twist your brain. Break your sorority into teams and have the teams face inward in a circle. Then, tie each girl’s hands to the wrists of her partners. What comes next? Choose a simple task for the teams to complete without breaking their bonds. Here are a few ideas:
1) Wrap a present!
2) Build a bridge.
3) Arrange some rope into a square.
4) Pour a cup of water for everyone in the group.
Scavenger hunts are an excellent sisterhood bonding activity. In a scavenger hunt, you break the sorority into teams and have them run about campus trying to find kooky objects. You can do a scavenger hunt in a day, or you can stretch your scavenger hunt into a semester-long event! It’s a great way to make your sisters think outside the box and work together to solve complicated problems.
Our suggestions. Use campus or your college town as a venue. For items, use geographic markers (like the oldest building on campus or a famous statue). But also include some things your sisters will have to make on their own. For example, you might have them snap a selfie with a set of twins. A great scavenger hunt will help your sisters learn their campus and surroundings while encouraging creativity.
Sorority team building activities are an excellent way to form bonds with your sisters. These relationships could last a lifetime. So it makes sense to invest in your sisterhood with a fun team building activity. Just remember: before you start more challenging activities, ensure that all the sisters know each other first. Lay the groundwork of sisterhood, then get out there.
If your sorority is ready to rumble and looking for a fun team building activity, please fill out our contact card. We’ll contact you as soon as we can to start the conversation. Our CityHunt Scavenger Hunts are legendary and might be the perfect next step for your sorority to connect.