Interview by Zoe D’Angelo, Jillian Cardinal, Ellie Kuhnle, & Olivia Bush with Sorority Sisters Carly & Brittany
How much time commitment is a sorority? There are mandatory meetings once a week that are normally an hour, volunteer events, fun activities and socials. I would say around five hours a week.
What team building activities you do together? On bid day we get all social medias and follow everyone. Before SM 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 new, so you get to know everyone!
What are your favorite activities to do with your sisters? Brittany is Sister Chair. She sets up events for everyone 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. Carly plans special events, and their annual Greek weekend. So, there are always cool fun activities to look forward to.
What volunteer opportunities have you done? We have done Adopt A Block, which is when you go into town and clean up the streets. We have also done bake sales, many Diamond Donates, and a 5k on Veterans Day. Also, we raised 5 thousand dollars for David’s Drive 831, an organization helping homeless & hospitalized veteran’s.
How do you balance your time between school and sorority events? To stay in a sorority, you must 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 who oversees that every one’s grades are up to par. So, it is easy because we know that our grades come first to actively participate.
How do you become more involved in your sorority? It’s easy to be involved by going to events and activities and actively participating and getting to know the other girls. Even if you don’t know someone that well, text or dm them asking if they want to go to lunch.
Have you gained confidence from becoming a sister? If so, how? YES! I’ve seen such a personality difference in myself after stepping up in a leadership role. Setting up and getting people to come to events has given us loads of confidence. You must be outgoing and ask for things. Confidence comes with that.