Hi! My name is Sydney Seger and, I am the Chapter President of Alpha Phi. I also served as the VP of Campus Affairs for Alpha Phi as well. This is where I found my true calling to volunteer in the community. I was also involved in helping our chapter, Zeta Epsilon, win the Excellence in Community Service award from Alpha Phi International. On another note, I am a member of the IUS softball team along with the IUS Honors Program. Participating in more than one organization has allowed me to make connections and improve my scholastics.
Hey guys! My name is Brooklyn Shaffer. I am a junior majoring in Elementary Education. I am Vice President of Risk Management for Alpha Phi. When I joined Alpha Phi in 2015, I quickly fell in love with the chapter. I learned more about our values and what they stand for and learned more about risk management and watch care. I have wanted this position since I was a freshman and could not be more thankful to be VPRM for Alpha Phi. make the best decision of your college career and go greek!
I’m Kaitlin Porter and a proud member of the Sigma Kappa Zeta Alpha chapter at Indiana University Southeast. I am starting my senior year where I am double majoring in Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism with a minor in Communications.
Going into college, I can honestly say I was the stereotypical person who thought Greek Life was where girls paid to have friends. After learning more, I realized that Greek Life was where strong, independent, smart and talented women came together to become something bigger than themselves. I encourage women of all majors, backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages to go Greek.
I rushed my sophomore year and found a home in Sigma Kappa. My sisters have motivated me to earn two degrees, gain over 200 services hours by myself last academic school year, work two jobs, pay my dues all while still be able to have time to breathe.
I take pride in the philanthropic work done by all Greek women. In my short two years as a Sigma Kappa member, I have participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which benefits our main philanthropy of Alzheimer’s Research. During the past years I have helped raise over one million dollars for Women’s Alzheimer’s Research alone. Being apart of something so major has given me great pride in the work that college aged women can achieve.
Going Greek is something I will never regret. I am beyond proud to leave my legacy and hope that each and every one of you find a place to call home.
My name is Maggie Brown and I’m a freshman here at IUS. I’m majoring in special education and I love being able to pursue something that I’m very passionate about. I joined Alpha Phi in the fall of 2017 and I’ve loved it ever since! I joined because I was very involved in high school I think that being involved and on campus is an important part of being successful. Outside of Alpha Phi I am in the IUS Honors Program and through that I have met many great academic friends! I also hold the Director of Programming position within Alpha Phi. I love all of the leadership opportunities that Alpha Phi gives me, but most importantly I love knowing that I have 40 amazing women supporting me in everything that I do!
My name is Abby Valkovci and I’m a senior General Studies major at IUS. I joined Sigma Kappa in February 2016 and since then, my life has changed in so many ways. I decided to join Greek life when I transferred to IUS because I desperately needed a support system and had no idea where else to find it. I found myself isolated when I first started attending here, knowing no one and having trouble making friends beyond classroom acquaintances. Freshman Abby never would have thought that my shy, nerdy self would ever fit into Greek life, but I felt it was my last resort to meet people – and I’m so glad that I gave it a chance, because it defied all the stereotypes and expectations I held, and became so much more to me than just a way to make friends. I can honestly say now that my sisterhood is one of the most important things to me in my life, and every day I strive to be a better person because of my sisters. Sigma Kappa has helped me blossom into a more confident woman who every day tries harder to be someone my sisters can be proud of. I feel like I am who I’m meant to be now because of my sorority; beyond just taking me out of my shell, it’s given me a purpose and constant new goals to work towards. If you are looking for a group of friends to uplift you, support your goals, and help you grow into the best version of yourself, I highly recommend going Greek!
My name is Kendra Stevens and I am the Chapter President for the Zeta Alpha chapter of Sigma Kappa here at IUS. I originally joined Greek life for the same reason most do, to make some new friends and get involved on campus. I had recently endured some pretty significant family issues right around the beginning of my first semester, and I knew I needed a support group if I wanted to get through it. Throughout my experience as a Sigma Kappa, I have learned quite a bit about myself. I have pushed myself into multiple executive council positions in the sorority, I have been much more social than I ever thought possible, and I began volunteering with the Special Olympics of Kentucky as a softball coach to enhance one of our values within Sigma Kappa; service. I would encourage anyone to give greek life a try, regardless of what year you are within your college journey, or whether you had any initial intentions to go through recruitment. I never thought of myself as a “sorority girl,” but I wouldn’t change where I am now for the world. Keep calm and Go Greek!
Hi! I'm Brittany McCarty. I joined Greek life to be a part of something bigger than myself. Greek life has taught me how to be a better leader, scholar, and individual! I would recommend going Greek to anyone, but especially to those who want a home away from home. My sorority has given me numerous opportunities to better not only myself, but my college and community as well. Joining a sorority isn't the stereotypical image that media portrays. It's about making a difference with a group of women who make you feel at home. I've found that with Phi Sigma Sigma, and I hope you all find your perfect homes too!
My name is Brittany Attwood, and I recently joined Phi Sigma Sigma in the Spring of 2017. I’m a Sophomore, and my major is Nursing with a minor in Communications. When I was admitted into IU Southeast I knew that I wanted to be more involved since I really wasn’t in high school. High school wasn’t really ideal for me. When I was in high school I was bullied/harassed everywhere I went, so I didn’t have hardly any friends. When I started to come to IU Southeast one of my few friends told me she joined Greek Life, and that I should think about joining to!
I can say that I’m so glad that I did! It’s an opportunity that can help me gain leadership roles, and help me grow as an individual. I would recommend going Greek, because you meet so many great people, and honestly It’s a great feeling when you have sisters that you can turn to when you need advice, help, or just someone to talk to. I hope you find those sisters here at IU Southeast!
Panhellenic Officers, Recruitment Counselors and other Sorority Women in our Community will be guest blogging throughout the summer months.