First Year Recruitment Story: Amelia

I thought I knew what I wanted from college. Though I was open to any new experiences, I never would have guessed that I would get involved with Fraternity and Sorority Life. Little did I know that going through fall recruitment my first year was the beginning of an experience that I will never forget. 

It's hard to make a commitment to something that you know nothing about. As I went through recruitment week, I was still unsure of what being a member of a sorority could bring to my life. But as I met women from the five different sororities at Drake, I felt that I could connect with any of the ladies I was talking to. Every woman had such a positive attitude. Every woman spoke with such high regards for their sisters. I could tell that these were the type of women I could look up to and strive to be like. It takes a certain kind of person to be open and ready to better themselves, and I knew that sorority life would be the path that I could gladly follow. 

I found my home with the women of Alpha Delta PI and the chapter soon became the beset part of my college experience. I finally felt like a part of Drake University's campus life. It was a way for me to be involved and make connections within the community. I am able to stay busy, whether it be taking on a leadership role within the chapter, volunteering for a cause that I am passionate about, or enjoying the day with some sisters. 

Most importantly, the friendships that I have made and experiences I've gone through would have never happened if I hadn't taken a chance and tried sorority life. I would have never had the support system of 80+ strong and caring women. I can say that I love every woman in my sorority and that I am very proud of the amazing things my sisters accomplish every day. That's the way it works. We all help each other, inspire each other, and teach each other. Joining a sorority has made my time at Drake truly special, and I can't wait to see what the future years bring.