By: Grace Koutsogiannopoulos- Alpha Omicron Pi
One question I get asked a lot is why did you decide to join a sorority? Or what made you decide to get involved within Westerns Greek Community. For me joining a sorority was an opportunity to make friends and create connections with people that I never would never have met before. Western is known for its student social life, large campus, and our incredible football team. I remember before I started school I was so excited. However, when I moved into residence it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. I felt really alone and isolated especially because most of my friends from home went to other schools and, I felt as though the girls in my classes and in my residence were forming connections quickly and that I was kind of on the outside of things. I felt like no one wanted me around and that they could care less about me and if I was there or not. I remember searching for something to try and help me feel a little more at home. I than met a girl who was in Alpha Omicron Pi and she told me about Greek life and what amazing friends she’s met well being involved. She also told me about how everyone was so loving and open and always there for each other. I than decided to give rushing a try and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Not only have I made life-long friends in my chapter but I have also made life-long friends within the whole Panhellenic community. Everyone regardless of which Chapter they belong to is always there to love and support one another in anything that they need. It is always nice to know that there is a friendly face around campus to go to the spoke with or for those late night study sessions at the library. Though we can get competitive with each other at philanthropy events at the end of the day we are all there to support one another. Joining a sorority makes Westerns campus of thirty-thousand people feel like a small community and allows for an opportunity to make connections you would not otherwise make and friendships that will last a lifetime.