This week I have decided to let people know about one of the biggest parts of my life that I try to balance. When I first came to campus there was no way that I was going to be “one of those girls” in a sorority. I knew that there was no way I was going to become one of the stereotypical girls who went crazy when they came to college. I had talked to a friend who was already a big part of campus and a part of the department that I was entering. We had talked about what kinds of clubs and activities she was in, and when she mentioned the agricultural sorority I instantly turned away from it. I had the most closed mind that anyone could have about the subject. I instantly said that it wasn’t for me, but to humor her I said I would check it out come fall. When fall rush came for the social sororities I was confused because I didn’t see the sorority that she was in . I texted her after signing up for the other rush week and she informed me that I had indeed signed up for the wrong thing. Two weeks went by and my best friend was going to rush Sigma Alpha, the professional agricultural sorority. Though skeptical, I decided to give it a shot. I instantly fell into a group of girls with similar interests and most of who were a similar personality to myself. That group has become my close circle of friends that I can count on and hang out with in my free time. We have each other’s backs when it comes to relationships, homework, and professional opportunities. What I also found out is that Sigma Alpha is a professional sorority that focuses on careers and professional development. Sigma Alpha has become one of the biggest consumers of my time between planning events and serving as the rush chair for this school year. It showed me that it isn’t benefitting anyone if preconceived notions get in the way of taking advantage of different opportunities. I am very glad that I have the opportunity to work, play and grow with the group of girls in my sorority.
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