Hey johnnapenn. Like steve.b says, "prioritize" is important. Then, learn to say "No" to people for some things. Is the sorority important for the camaraderie, or future employment/schooling? If it's just to be around folks, you may have to drop that to save your energy, so you can concentrate on the school stuff. Are you living on-campus? with a scholarship? Do you *have* to take the class load you have? Can you "fill-in" classes at a juco later? Another campus of where you are now close to home? When I was going, I had to limit myself to no more than 9 credit hours a semester, and that included my computer network training stuff I was trying to do on-the-side, so really, I was doing 6 credit hours a semester. Took almost four years just to get to the Associates Degree level. I still haven't taken a phsyc class to finish... Which brings its own problem: as I was doing it that way, the requirements for the degree changed on me, so ya definitely gotta watch that... I ended up giving up on my degree until after I retire. It'd be more impressive getting it then anyway - tic - but I do know where you're coming from. I don't know *how* many times I'd hear something like "Hey! You! Third row back, 12th from the left! I'm not up here talking just for fun! EVERYONE in this lab will be awake when I speak, or I'll give the other class participants permission to do as they wish with your sleeping body!"... 'Course, that was better than the "instructor" who let me sleep though class, even after they dismissed. I woke-up, drool coming out of my mouth onto the desk, room darkened, and the door locked... it was almost an hour after they'd dismissed... Now, that's just *mean* - lol... That reminds me, I had a *really* nice neighbor in that class, and she took the best notes, and would share them and help me study at lunch. You might have to learn to accept help from someone along those lines.
As for going outside for activities. It might look a little wierd to do, but a broad-brimmed hat (cowboy hats are OK, but flatten the side out for shade), and long-sleeved shirts WITH a collar are almost mandatory. There are several online stores where you can get clothing specifically for screening you from the sun. They usually don't cost anymore than any other "premium" clothing line. Do a search engine with like "sun shield clothes" or anything similar. There are also high SPF sun screens that you should put on. My skin reacts to most of them, but there's a few that I can use and not break out from them. That is usually going to be a "baby" formulated one, like the Banana Boat Baby SPF100 product, which is fragrance-free.
"There but for the grace of God, go I."
"... His mercy endureth for ever."