“If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.” (Maya Angelou) To me success is not measured solely by your financial wealth and career achievements, but by genuinely helping others reach their fullest potential in life. Uplifting young women and encouraging them to follow their dreams is something I strive for day to day. A woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated displays leadership, commitment, high scholastic and ethical standards, which are all qualities that I possess. To me the purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated is to promote sisterhood and unity, serve the community, and build lifelong bonds. Therefore, I am seeking membership in order to be a part of a sisterhood that
The sorority is a local chapter of an national organization. This is one out of one hundred eighty chapters nationally, with the headquaters in Memphis, Tennesse. This chapter is ran by students of the university which works on a national level by many means to raise money for The Make A Wish Foundation. It is our goal
Walking into college, I always wanted to join a brotherhood. But, it was hard to find the one for me at first. After striking out on a few other fraternities at SEMO, I didn’t know if Greek Life was for me. But after talking one night with Brian Smith, I would give my one last shot to Sigma Nu. Looking back, I couldn’t have been happier with my decision. Over the past few months I have grown into a better person and have achieved goals I wouldn’t have even thought about being able to achieve. Looking back throughout my candidate process I can say I have strived for Love, Truth, and Honor.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated has a legacy that dates back over one hundred years. One hundred years of service, fortitude, and pride. Overcoming adversity and strengthening communities through service. Courage, heroism, and involvement are characteristics that exude from the women of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated leadership skills that change mind, and body. My interest in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated stem from observation of the Sorority, I have witnessed on and off campus the time that the sorority have put into service and the uplifting of the community, and individuals.
The Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Delta Omega Omega Chapter hosted the 49th Annual Debutante Cotillion on Saturday, December 17, 2016. Forty-two young ladies dressed in formal white gowns danced a Traditional Waltz with their fathers and escorts after a formal introduction to society. This year’s theme for the Cotillion was, “Cultured Pearls in a Winter Wonderland”.
If I am chosen as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. I will work hard to uphold the reputation and exceed the standards that those before me have set. I believe becoming a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. means joining a group of highly educated women that together I believe are capable of facilitating the type of change that is imperative in today’s society. It is my hope that I will be accepted as a member and be afforded the opportunity to take part in that change. I look forward to hearing from you regarding my request to join your
...lties that Charter presented to them. In Charter, I had to continuously work hard in order to catch up with the other students. I had to teach myself how to write essays, how to do algebra, basic geography and more. In the end it was all worth it. My ethnicity, my experiences, and my parents’ sacrifices have taught me to strive on and never give up. Even if it’s difficult, I refuse to give up without a fight. Through the lessons I learned and the challenges I faced, I realize that my goal in life isn’t just to succeed, but to serve others as well. I do not view success as having a higher grade, or a better job, but what I do to help others along the way. With this motto, I desire to live a life where I can be proud to say that I did something to leave an impact in other people’s lives, and that I helped others get through their struggles just as I got through mine.
This essay is just a brief summary of why I desire to be an Alpha man and the contributions I will bring to Alpha Phi Alpha. As previously stated my fully expounded upon desires would greatly exceed the limits of this essay, so if I had K.I.S.S it into just three words, I would choose; learn, grow, and share. However, I am strong believer of deeds over words, so this essay will serve only as mental fodder and the main course will come in the form of my actions.
I am a part of a great honor society called Phi Theta Kappa here at Cowley. Phi Theta Kappa was “established in 1918” (Mesa Community College). We have four pillars that we strive to capture in each of our activities these pillars are, fellowship, leadership, scholarship, and service. “The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders” (Phi Theta Kappa). There is an eligibility that is to be met to be in Phi Theta Kappa. These requirements must be met to be a part of this honor society. According to Phi Theta Kappa, you must be enrolled in a regionally accredited institution offering an associate degree program, completed at least 12 hours of coursework that may be applied to an associate degree, a grade point average of 3.5, receive an invitation to membership from the chapter at the college where presently enrolled, and adhere to the moral standards of the society.
Participating in greek life is a great way to make friends, have an instant connection with certain people across the nation, and learn leadership skills and time management along the way. University of Virginia and Clemson University both have prominent greek systems that rule the social scene. As stated on, “Fraternity and Sorority Life” for the Clemson website, “Fraternity and Sorority Life is represented in numerous student organizations and for many, is an integral part of the Clemson Experience”. This quote shows the significance that greek life plays on the social scene at the University. Fraternities and Sororities compete in intermurals to doing community service. Greek life also helps build character. On the University of Virginia website, “About Us Fraternity and Sorority Life”, describes how leadership qualities are promoted and acted on by diverse service experiences. As a student at either university, greek life would provide me with the social scene I’m looking for and create me into a well rounded
A recurring theme when it comes to many stories, either novels or short stories, is a realization of one’s identity. It may be either the main character or supporting characters that undergo an epiphany. While it is uncertain if his views were changed, the narrator of Sonny’s Blues by James Baldwin went through a catharsis by the end of the short story. After reuniting with his former heroin addict brother, Sonny, the narrator tries to make him conform to the society. Sonny, on the other side, would much rather enjoy art such as Charlie Parker. Likewise, In Hell-Heaven by Jhumpa Lahiri, through the conflict between the parents and the younger generation, the inner conflict of cultures surfaces. However, through the use of the symbols such as the trembling cup in the final scene and the conflict in Hell-Heaven, Baldwin and Lahiri demonstrates the realization and struggle of the main characters.
The term ‘sorority woman’ always comes with negative stigmas that all sororities do is drink or that sororities are just paying for their friends, but being a part of Alpha Sigma Tau has changed my life. As a freshman, I was self-conscious and unsure of myself, so when I went out for recruitment on a whim, the whole time I thought for sure that no sorority would want me. But, when I got my bid to Alpha Sigma Tau, I knew I found my home and my sisters. However, I did not know how much this organization would shape every aspect of my life. I have gained bonds with my sisters that will last forever and the support this sorority has for me, and each other, helps build my confidence every day. As I am finishing out my senior year- three and a half
I also, joined FBLA which have been a very influential program that helped me gain leadership. FBLA has allowed me to attend many business programs at different Universities, which gave me an experience of a lifetime. Today I would say that I have learned many things through FBLA and now I proud to say I am the President of the program. Towards the end of each year many students, such as myself, stayed back to assist the teachers with cleaning their classrooms. Alongside with gaining volunteer hours at school, I am a very busy person within my community. Whether my position taken in my neighborhood was to tutor younger children or participate in local clean ups, I’ve have more than enough room to exercise my leadership abilities. Still, I had more time to become a member of A.S.C.E.N.D. This program was a pre-sorority for young African American women and allowed many young ladies to participate within their community. We did things such as, creating many small gifts for the homeless by putting personal products into a book bag, fed the homeless, hosted talent shows, participated in Universities clean ups,
I wish to be a member of the National Honor Society for the benefits for myself, the community, and my school. I have thoroughly demonstrated the defining attributes of an ideal member and will continue to show these qualities if selected to be a
2016 so far has undoubtedly been one of the most adventurous years of my life. While most of you may or may not know, I started this year by taking part in a Study Abroad in London during the course of the Spring semester. It was during that time that I was influenced by a friend to make the decision to join Alpha Kappa Psi. While pledging to Alpha Kappa Psi, I understood that I am embarking on yet another big adventure, and now here I am. When I was asked to prepare to speak before you today regarding the influence of Alpha Kappa Psi and how the objects have guided me throughout my Road to Brotherhood, I instantly knew which one I could relate to the most. It is the object that aims to further the individual welfare of its members and I can use examples from these past couple of weeks of pledge training to tell you how much I have grown in terms of social and
New Member Begins at Formal Pledging and ends after the first year of membership. New members develop an understanding of themselves and their relationship to the chapter and Kappa Kappa Gamma Fraternity. Middle Member Begins after the New Member Experience and ends at the start of senior year. Middle members develop leadership skills that can be used to impact and improve their chapter and campus community. Senior Member Begins at the start of senior year and ends with the transition to alumna status after graduation. Senior members are developing mentoring skills and connecting to their communities by actively working to benefit others through care, service, work, social responsibility and community involvement. Senior members are exploring the benefits of alumna membership and their impact on the greater Fraternity and community. Alumna Member Once a member graduates from college, she enters a stage of her life where she’s starting a new career, experiencing changes within her family, developing new relationships outside of her collegiate experience and exploring new alumna membership