I am proud to be a Panhellenic woman because the experiences that I have had and the people that I have met through my sorority experience sincerely helped me grow into the best version of myself. These women have taught me how to conquer the world in times that I would’ve let it crush me. They have helped me set goals and aim higher for myself and for my future. They have helped me accept and love the person that I am. They have shown me how to, not only accept, but to LOVE the person that I am. I cannot help but to believe that I ended up in this community and in my chapter for the reason that these women would aid me in becoming the person that I was always meant to be.
I am also proud to be a sorority woman because I realize how much I can, have, and will make a difference. I am so proud to be the person that I am today and to be able to make a difference in the lives of others. I am so proud to be surrounded by women who encourage me and lift me up on a daily basis. I am so proud to call these women my Panhellenic sisters. I am so proud to be serving as a recruitment counselor and watch PNMs start their journeys to becoming the proud sorority women that I hope they will be someday.
I am proud to be a Panhellenic woman because of the growth I have experienced these past three years. I am proud because of everything I have given to my sorority and everything it is has given to me in return: friendships, laughter, adventures, leadership, love, acceptance, and a hand to hold in times of trouble. I am proud to know that although I am accepted as I am, I am also equally pushed and driven to be better, to love harder, to serve longer. I am proud to be a sorority woman because of the sisters I have gained not only in my own chapter, but also in every chapter across the Panhellenic community.
I am proud to be a Panhellenic woman because of how strong a support system the Panhellenic community can be. You don’t just have the women in your chapter to lean on; you have women in all 17. Losing my brother was the hardest thing I have had to overcome, but I didn’t have to do it alone. I have had constant support from so many women in this community and it continues on even a year later. Women I have met now, who didn’t know me before college, have become my backbone. They push me to keep going, even on days when I don’t think I can. When I say that you are not just part of one chapter on this campus, it is true.