I have always been someone with very definite plans for my future. Going into college, I never envisioned calling myself a “sorority girl”. All I knew about Greek Life was limited to the things I had seen on TV and my expectations about formal recruitment were solely based on these stereotypes. However, in hopes of finding a support system at Drake I took a chance and signed up for recruitment. This was when my “definite plans” of what my college experience would entail changed for the better.
From what started out as a skeptical outlook on what it meant to be a part of a sorority, my mindset had done a full 180-degree turn-around. Fraternity and Sorority Life at Drake is so much more than I could’ve ever imagined. Not only have I found an incredible support system, but I found my home away from home and the women who have pushed me to become the best version of myself while at college. My favorite thing about Kappa Alpha Theta is the fact that each of us are entirely unique but our values tie us to one another. I have relationships with my sisters that I otherwise would never have made because we don’t share the same major or participate in the same extracurricular activities, but because of Theta we were brought together.
Theta has empowered me to take risks that I otherwise would not have because of the incredible support system I have that pushes me to be better, and that I know will be there when I fail. There is no hiding the fact that sometimes being a college student is challenging, but my sisters have been there for me every step of the way. Whether it was consoling me when my grandmother passed away during finals week of my freshman year, taking the leap and deciding to go to India over J-Term, or choosing to give back to Theta by serving as President this year, my sisters have never faltered in their support.
I have learned a countless number of things from being a member of this organization, but the most important is that I am so proud to call myself a “sorority woman”. Theta encourages its members to be Leading Women, and I can honestly say that it does just that along with so many other incredible things. My college experience would not be what it has been without having each and every one of my sisters being a part of it.