Olivia Bush, Sorority interview question and answers for Carly and Brittany:
1. How do you balance your time between school and sorority events?
In order to stay in a sorority, you have to maintain a 2.5 gpa, and you earn points for earning A’s and B’s and for going to the library to study. There is a scholarship chair in the sorority which is just in charge of making sure every ones grades are up to par. So it is pretty easy because we mostly know that we have to get are homework done and that our grades come first in order to actively participate.
2. How do you become more involved in your sorority?
Mostly just going to everything and being really involved. Even if you don’t know someone that well text or dm them asking if they want to go to lunch. Go to events and activities and actively participate.
3. How much time commitment is a sorority?
There are mandatory meetings once a week that are normally an hour, and then there are volunteer events, fun activities and socials. I would say around five hours a week.
Questions by Jillian Cardinal
Are there a lot of volunteering opportunities?
Have you done any?
Yes we have done adopt a block which is when you go into town and clean up the streets, we have also done bake sales, and many diamond donates.
What were your favorite type of volunteer opportunity?
The 5k on Veterans Day and we raised 5 thousand dollars for David’s Drive 831 ,an organization helping homeless & hospitalized veteran’s.
Questions by Ellie Kuhnle
What are team building activities you do in the sorority?
-on bid day we get all social medias and follow everyone . Before social media was big, we’d do cross over the line, where people cross over the line with statements they relate to. Each assignment is fulfilled with someone knew, so you get to know everyone!
What is your favorite activity to do with your sisters?
-a lot of sister hood events, Brittany is sister chair, she sets up event for everyone. Activities like Zumba, pumpkin picking, bowling, & various social events. Ice Cream at the house is common and annual, a movie night is in the planning process. Sisters go out to lunch together and act like “normal friends,” and during finals they all study at the library together.
Have you gained confidence from becoming a sister? If so, how?
-YES! “I’ve seen such a personality difference in myself...” (Brittany) “Almost impossible not to change” (Brittany) Carly plans special events, and Greek weekend (annual) “getting people to come to special events has given me confidence” (Carly) “You have to be outgoing, you have to ask for things” (Brittany) a little weird at first, similar to a job, weekly meetings, etc. positions can last from semesters long to years long.
By Jillian Cardinal
As Ambassadors for Inspiring Teens, we get to interview some pretty cool people, and on this day some of the high school ambassadors got to interview two sorority sisters from West Chester University.
West Chester University is a college in West Chester, PA - which is a really cool town about an hour from our headquarters. We decided if we were going to drive that far, we should do a photo shoot and tour the campus a little.
We first went to some cool stationary trains on dead tracks (that could have something to do with the next issue.. spoiler alert - it's the Travel Issue!) and decided to start our photo shoot there.
Also, we did a little bit of wandering around the WCU campus to find a few hidden gems, like the whispering archway of the Phillips Memorial Building. So this is how it works; two friends stand at opposite sides of the arch and can whisper to each other through a small ridge in the arch without anyone passing by hearing what you said.
We wrapped it up with our interview with a sorority group to learn about how they managed their classwork along with sorority commitments such as volunteering. We also talked about the process of getting in to a sorority group (pledging). *The full interview will be in a second blog coming shortly!
If you like to travel, interview cool people, and do photo shoots, consider joining the
Ambassador program with us!
We were so fortunate to have Inspiring Teens grad Carly D'Angelo return on Tuesday to talk to the current High School leaders about healthy relationships.
Carly is now a student at West Chester University and participating in a college activity that requires her to find a platform. While searching a relevant topic, Carly found OneLove and was so motivated by the message she asked if she could share it with us.
Equipped with a short video (seen above) and a game to make sure they all understood both obvious forms of control and emotional abuse and very slick, sly methods. After, the girls got in a group picture with Carly before she left.
Right on the front of their website, OneLove declares they are
changing the statistics around relationship abuse one conversation at a time.
Named after a young lady who died as a result of an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend, OneLove strives to help other young ladies who may not realize their situation. The website gives advice and tips to help not just yourself, but friends who may need help.
Submitted by our members as well as teens across the world.