I like to think that my sorority recruitment experience was quite unique. I went through formal recruitment in fall 2016, then I tried informal recruitment in the spring of 2016 (which also didn’t work) and then decided to try one more time (my third attempt) in the fall of 2017. I was extended a bid to Kappa Kappa Gamma and happily accepted it.
Ever since I was four, I have been part of a group or team. My competition dance team was my whole life for several years, and when I came to college, I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I felt like something was missing from my college experience. The sense of belonging (one of the elements of Maslow’s hierarchy of basic needs, thank you Psychology 101) was mostly fulfilled by attending my dream university where I fit in well with wonderful people, but I really wanted a smaller group to be a part of.
I wasn’t sure how much I was going to love being in a sorority, but I knew I was going to try to get the most out of it that I could. It took a while to get comfortable, but now that I have, I am so thankful that I am a part of such a cool organization.
In the short time I’ve been a member, I have met people that make being in Kappa so worthwhile. There are truly girls from everywhere who all have different experiences that I’ve enjoyed learning about. This means I’ve gotten to make some incredible new friendships that I know my sophomore year at UNC would have been so different without!
It has given me the opportunity to participate in philanthropy events for some really cool causes (our national philanthropy is for children’s literacy, and our chapter philanthropy is an organization that focuses on earlier breast cancer detection.) In addition to this, our social events that involve dressing up in formal dresses or in funny costumes are always memorable. For instance, a few weeks ago I literally dressed up as a crayon!
KKΓ has given me outstanding friendships, awesome opportunities to serve my community and a chance to make UNC’s big campus feel a little smaller. The cliche does happen to be true in this case: the third time was definitely the charm!