Dear Future Panhellenic Women,
Often it is hard to recognize moments in life that profoundly change who we are as people. I can honestly say that one of these moments was when I received my bid. I joined a sorority as a way to find a group of friends and help find my place at such a large university, as is very often the case. However, I could not have imagined how joining a sorority would impact me so strongly and help me become the best version of myself. I have been able to learn and grow immensely, all while making lifelong friends and so much more.
On my bid day, I remember looking around the sorority suite and being so excited to get to know all of the sisters that I had joined. Everyone, both new and current members, shared the same excitement and enthusiasm to become friends. Before I knew it, these girls became my family. Never has there been a time where I have felt alone; my sisters are always there for me, through both the good and the bad times. I never thought I would be able to make friends so quickly that I would cherish so greatly.
Joining a sorority has not only allowed me to make friendships in my own chapter, but has allowed me to form many connections with girls in other chapters, as well. When I reflect on my time in college, I have Greek Life to thank for helping me find near and dear friends that I will have forever.
Not only will you make unbreakable friendships through Greek Life, but the opportunities for involvement in both leadership and philanthropy are endless. Both of these aspects have truly shaped me into the woman I am today. When I joined my sorority, the girls I met empowered me and helped me to realize my full potential to become a leader and a better person. Without their encouragement and support, as well as all of the opportunities available in the Greek community, I would have never had these impactful experiences as a part of my Penn State story.
Sorority Life has brought so many incredible and truly meaningful people and opportunities into my life. I am so thankful I took a chance and made the decision to Go Greek! My advice to you is to go into sorority recruitment knowing you can experience all of these amazing things for yourself. As you go through the recruitment process, always remember to keep an open mind, be yourself, stay true to your values, and branch out to meet all of the people you can! Being a Panhellenic woman is about forming friendships with others to be a part of something greater than yourself. I cannot wait to introduce you to all of the great opportunities that being a Panhellenic woman has to offer and help you to create your own Penn State story. Go Greek!
Vice President for Membership, 2018 Panhellenic Council