Rebecca Spurrier: Growing Leadership Skills

Rebecca Spurrier is a student at Old Dominion University (ODU) and a member of Kappa Delta. I first met Rebecca in a GroupMe with other students admitted to ODU the same year as us. Three years later, our paths crossed again when we were both interviewing for College Panhellenic officer positions. Over the course of the next year, we spent countless hours working on everything from meeting PowerPoints to Circle of Sisterhood fundraisers. 

Campus Leadership

Rebecca is a sister of the Theta Eta chapter of Kappa Delta. She has served as VP Standards for her chapter and President and VP Campus Engagement for Panhellenic. 

“While I knew the work I was doing within my chapter was necessary, I saw a greater need for fraternity and sorority life advocacy on a larger scale at our university,” Rebecca said. “Our organization has far to go, but we have come a long way and work hard to contribute to the community, and I think that deserves to be acknowledged.”

But, Rebecca hasn’t just been a leader in the sorority community. Outside of Fraternity and Sorority Life, Rebecca has served as the Student Engagement and Enrollment Services Student Leadership Council student advisory member, chief justice for the Student Government Association and the VP public relations for the ODU Robert F. Kennedy Young Leaders Association. 

“No ODU student is the same. We all hail from different regions, socioeconomic backgrounds, ethnicities, religions and ideologies. Because of this, our community is accepting and constantly evolving,” Rebecca said.

Future Aspirations and Advice

Majoring in political science and minoring in religious studies, Rebecca has big dreams for her life after college and wants to make an impact on the world. “I hope to work for an organization like NCCC AmeriCorps or FEMA,” Rebecca said. She also hopes to attend graduate school to pursue dual degrees in public policy and climate resiliency and sustainability.

Rebecca also has advice for current and future sorority women. “Find a way to use your sorority skills outside fraternity and sorority life.” Rebecca said.  “Our chapters have turned us into advocates, leaders and dedicated individuals. The world deserves to see these skills represented in other areas of our lives.

“And to the women going through recruitment, don’t be afraid to challenge the norm. No one sorority looks the same, and neither do you. Be yourself above all else and join a chapter to better yourself and your community.”

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