Since the recruitment process, and becoming a new member of Kappa Alpha Theta at Arizona State University, I have been asked by many of my friends, and girls alike, who either decided not to go through the process, dropped out during the process, or who want to rush next year, what the process is like. Here, in this blog post, I am reaching out to anyone who is interested in learning more about the process through my insight, through someone who just completed the process a few weeks ago. In this first part, part 1, I will discuss why I decided to rush in the first place, and all the reasons behind it. Before school started in August, I knew I wanted to rush. I had always had a certain fascination with sorority life: the commitment to service, the formals and socials, the sisterhood, and the commitment to each other. One of the main reasons I have always regarded sorority life so highly is due to my brother’s involvement in his fraternity, Sigma Tau Gamma. My brother, a sophomore at Arizona State, became a member of his brotherhood last year as a freshman. Last year, I was a senior in high school, and throughout the year as I could not wait to graduate and begin the next chapter in my life, I admired the Sig Tau’s. I admired them for their academic standards, loyalty to each other, and strong commitment to brotherhood. In college, you hear guys from other fraternities say all the time that their “frat” is different, but when concerning the Sig Tau’s, I actually believe this statement to be true. After getting to know the men of Sig Tau Gamma on ASU’s campus and becoming friends with a few, it is evident to see that they are a brotherhood, a group of individuals brought together by friendships based on mutual respect, love, and commitment to the betterment of each other, the individual, and the group as a whole. After watching my brother find a place that he can truly call home, it reinforced my reasons for wanting to join the greek community and to find a home of my own.
Furthermore, on a more personal level, I love the idea of making lifelong friends, or better yet, gaining sisters. The thought that some of these girls I will know for the rest of my life, and might possibly be my bridesmaids or our children might grow up together is such a heartwarming thought. Greek life is such an amazing opportunity to meet some of the greatest people you will ever know, and to network with potential business partners, employees, bosses, and those who can help you achieve your goals. There are no limits in a sorority. Kappa Alpha Theta is already constantly sending me internship and job opportunities, and it just reassures how much they want all their members to succeed and for each member to live out their full potential. But not only that, Theta, and sororities in general, want to help you get there. I admire that fact. In the next part, Recruitment Process Part 2, I will discuss in details how the experience was for me and how I was able to make my decisions for Preferences. However, for now, I will say, one of the reasons I chose Theta was because of this very reason: the Theta community is such a supportive, driven, and helpful place.
So, for all of you who are thinking the Greek life may be your next move, I encourage you to give it a try. I urge you to go through the recruitment process, and let Jesus take the wheel (S/O to my fave Carrie Underwood song). Just kidding, let Him, but also trust the system.. that’s one of the most important lessons I learned from going through the process. To wrap it up, remember this: if you decide to do it, do it for the right reasons, not because you want instant bff’s and to go to date parties, but because you might have a passion for service or involvement in school, an appreciation for sisterhood, or maybe you have a reason that’s like mine, but either way, you have a meaningful reason. All I can say is that it is truly a blessing to find your home away from home, and I would wish that for anyone.