I cheered and was in a sorority 3 years and was captain and held a chair in our sorority the same year. We had 7 girls on my team that were all also in the same sorority. There were many times I had to miss sorority events for cheer (cheer came first), but I never regretted it, and our sorority was really good about excusing stuff for school athletes. Once your an active it becomes easier but I did miss a lot of my pledging events due to it being fall and an extremely busy cheer time of year! The biggest thing is time management, but its definitely doable and I highly recommend it! Both are a once in a lifetime experience that are amazing memories!
Busy busy busy...but the women from my sorority are some of my best friends a decade later. The cheer team? I only keep in touch with 2 people, guys.
I think it worked for me because I work best with a busy schedule. Down time makes me lazy!