• Anna Heidel

FIVE REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD GO GREEK

Only two months remain until the Fall 2021 rush period begins (reminder: registration ends on July 31!). If you are on the fence about joining a sorority, check out these top five reasons why you should go greek from our Director of Primary Recruitment, Karly Taylor.


Karly Taylor, the Director of Primary Recruitment for Beta Epsilon
REASON #1: STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM

I have met some of the best study buddies who push me to work hard and focus while we put in long hours at the library together. We jam out at 6:00 a.m. with coffee breath while carpooling to the hospital for clinical. If we feel like we are overwhelmed or stressed, we go on walks together after class to keep each other sane. My favorite part is that we are always encouraging each other to do the best we can during the ups and downs of nursing school, and ADPi is to thank for this amazing support system.


REASON #2: ENCOURAGEMENT TO EXPLORE

Becoming a part of the Panhellenic community has made me explore and get involved in various activities and organizations that I probably wouldn’t have been exposed to if I hadn’t decided to go greek. All of the women in this community have such a drive to become part of something greater, and it has helped me create a little home away from home. Through ADPi, I have been encouraged to join non-profit organizations like Dance Marathon, play intramural volleyball, and even become a part of professional development groups like the Student Nurses Association. The encouragement from my sisters who share these same interests as me has pushed me to branch out and step outside of my comfort zone.


REASON #3: FOREVER FRIENDS

Going greek has allowed me to create friendships that will last a lifetime. I live in a house with three of my best friends, whom I ended up meeting through ADPi during my freshman year. We have spent countless hours binge-watching our favorite genre of thriller movies on Netflix, trying new recipes together (which usually ends up in us ordering pizza), and having sleepovers at least once a week–even though we all have our own rooms. These girls will stand by my side at my wedding one day, and I could not imagine what I would do if they were not a part of my life.


REASON #4: FUELS PHILANTHROPIC PASSION

Joining a Greek organization has allowed me to continue my passion for philanthropy from high school into my higher education. Coming from Maryland and being very comfortable with the organizations and volunteer agencies around me, I was nervous that I would not be able to find that same shared sense of community at college. During the philanthropy round of recruitment, all of those fears eased away, as I could feel the shared passion that the women of Alpha Delta Pi felt about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. Through ADPi, I have been able to give back to my community in various ways like cooking dinner for the families at the Ronald McDonald House, raising support for the Columbia Women Shelters through drives and fundraisers, and laughing with the children being treated at Prisma as we play with Alphie, the therapy dog we donated to RMH.


REASON #5: AMAZING ALUMNAE CONNECTIONS

Through joining ADPi, I have been presented with opportunities that would have never been possible before. A sisterhood like ours is all about maintaining connections both in college and beyond. We have a wonderful web of alumnae who always reach out and offer job and internship opportunities for our current sisters. Our alumnae have helped me get babysitting jobs to carry myself through college, learn about potential employment opportunities with hospitals across the country, and provide wonderful recommendations on anything from good restaurants to eat at during weekend getaways to finding a roommate in a new city post-graduation. The sincere support we receive from the Beta Epsilon alumnae is what makes me so proud to be a part of a lifelong organization. Greek life doesn’t end after four years; you will have these women to lean on for the rest of your life.

To register for recruitment, click here.


If you have any questions, please email Karly at adpiberecruitment@gmail.com or the Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment team at uscsororityrecruitment@gmail.com.