By: Erica Kingsley- Alpha Gamma Delta
Coming into university, I barely knew what a sorority was. When my roommate decided to go through recruitment, I watched from afar because I thought the process wouldn’t be for me. My first year without a sorority experience was very daunting. Coming from a large network of friends in high school, it was challenging to shift to a very small group of friends in university. My residence was not very social, and it was hard to branch out and meet new people. After hearing about all the stuff my roommate was doing, and meeting some of the girls in sororities I decided to give it a chance and go through formal recruitment in my second year. It genuinely surprised me how much I enjoyed the process. Walking into the info night alone was so daunting, but I am so happy I stayed and went through with it. I thought I would be surrounded by girls in first year, but instead met so many girls like me, second and third years who wanted to branch out and enhance their university experience. I realized it really doesn’t matter what year you are in, it’s never too late to give formal recruitment a shot! I am so thankful to have found a second home within the Greek scene at Western, a group of girls who have helped me become the best version of myself. In my first year of the sorority I held a leadership position in both my new member class, and on executive council. I have learned so much about leadership and responsibility, and am excited to potentially hold more positions in the future. Being in a sorority, I went from having about 10 friends in first year to a group of 90+ girls as well as the Greek community. I am so thankful for my roommate and her friends who convinced me to rush in my second year. I was able to find my home and I know you can too!