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Why I Joined a Sorority

"The recruitment process introduced me to so many incredible women on my campus, many of whom I became friends with and who pushed me out of my comfort zone."

The prospect of joining a sorority came about during a time when I felt that I needed to make a change in my life. I had just finished my freshman year, and I didn’t feel that I was getting the most out of my college experience. I had spent the entirety of my freshman year in a funk, opting not to participate in school events. Instead, I chose to spend my time in my dorm room.

Making a Change

At the beginning of my sophomore year, I vowed to do something different. I wanted to make new friends, join student organizations and get out of my dorm room – and that’s when I came across sorority recruitment. My friends encouraged me to go for it and we all went through the process together. Eventually, a close friend and I decided to go through recruitment for a new sorority on campus, and I had the opportunity to have really engaging conversations with other college-aged women that I found impactful.

Going through recruitment wasn’t anything that I ever thought I would do – no one in my family was ever in a sorority, and I admittedly didn’t know much about them. The recruitment process introduced me to so many incredible women on my campus, many of whom I became friends with and who pushed me out of my comfort zone.

Enjoying the Recruitment Process

I enjoyed my time going through the recruitment process, and it ended up becoming one of the events I looked forward to the most when I became a member. I loved taking the time to learn about the other sororities on my campus, and how the women personally connected to their chapters.

Although the process can feel overwhelming, the best advice I can give is to be yourself, be honest, and be open-minded about the chapters you visit and the women you meet – everyone wants to get to know the real you! If I had the opportunity to go through recruitment again, I absolutely would. It’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

Adanna Newby

Adanna is a founding member of the Theta Rho chapter of Kappa Delta. She attended George Mason University and received a bachelor’s in psychology. She currently attends George Mason to obtain a master’s degree in social work. Fun Fact, during her time as an undergraduate, Adanna participated in a PR campaign for Kappa Delta!

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