My name is Chelsey Carr. I am a triple major- English writing, history, and journalism. I have the credits of a senior, would be a junior but because I took a year off of school I am a sophomore. I joined Phi Sigma Sigma this past semester and am so grateful that I did so.
I contemplated rushing in the fall but decided against it because I didn't think sorority life was for me. However, I still felt lonely and disconnected from IU Southeast, especially since I had transferred from IU Bloomington. When a girl in my English class approached me in the spring about rushing I was unsure but she seemed nice so I went with it.
Every day I am thankful for my decision to join Phi Sig. My sisters have held my hand while I have gone through losses in my family. They are always there to talk and support me. Sorority life can be extremely stressful between classes, events, and having a social life. Balance and prioritizing is especially imperative to having a successful academic career. But, it is possible and worth it. I no longer feel lonely because I know I have thirty sisters to have fun, encourage me to aim high, and be brutally honest. I never thought I would be a sorority girl but now I cannot imagine not being a woman in a sorority.
Panhellenic Council members, recruitment counselors, and other sorority women in our Greek community will be blogging throughout the summer months to help potential members prepare for recruitment.