Over the past three years I have had the privilege of being a sister of a sorority here on campus. Sometimes I sit back and ask myself what made me want to join a sorority here at Mount Union, and I have finally found my answer.
My experience in a sorority has helped me grow intellectually, socially, and mentally. Every single day I am pushed to study harder. My sisters hold me accountable for my education. They provide me with moral support to let me know that I am indeed smart enough to get that “A+” on the next test.
My sisters have helped me come out of my shell. When I first joined my sorority, I was quiet. Just like many other freshman at the time, I stayed in the shadows and did not talk to many people. As my time in the sorority continued, I began to get more involved. I attended different retreats that helped me shape my leadership skills and give me a voice that I am now confident in using.
Finally, my sisters have helped me to maintain a positive mind set. There are times when everyone gets stressed and have the feeling that what they are doing may not be worth it. It’s in that exact moment that my sisters are there for me the most. They take me for ice cream or food, and they reassure me that everything is truly okay. They make sure that I stay sane and they have my back. Most importantly, they make sure that I know I am loved.
Joining a sorority is one decision that I will never go back on. It has helped me in so many ways and I owe a lot of who I am to my sisters.
Sorority recruitment runs September 13-16. If you are interested in finding your second family or campus support system, sign-up for recruitment today at www.mountunion.edu/recruitment.