AΔΠ ~ Alpha Delta Pi
Hometown: Lake Mary, Florida
Favorite part of being a Panhellenic Delegate: Getting to know the Panhel Executive Board and the other delegates. Also, being a part of improving and brainstorming new ways to make CPA better and better.
A woman from Greek life that you look up to and why: VP of Programming, April Turner! She basically is Superwoman with all of the major campus events she has previously been in charge of/ made a huge success and currently is running for Student Body Vice President.
Advice to future Panhellenic women: Be yourself! The girls that you truly belong with are the ones who make the deepest connection with you based on who you are, exactly the way you are :)
AΞΔ ~ Alpha Xi Delta
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Favorite part of being a Panhellenic Delegate: Getting to talk about important topics with girls from each sorority.
A woman from Greek life that you look up to and why: Shellby Sweeney because she is able to balance her busy life so perfectly and still keeps calm and composed.
Advice to future Panhellenic women: Choose the place you feel most at home :)
ΔΦE ~ Delta Phi Epsilon
Hometown: Coconut Creek, Florida
Favorite part of being a Panhellenic delegate: that I am able to be a part of Panhel community more! Another thing I like about being delegate is the fact I am able to be the voice of my sorority. By being delegate you have the future of Greek life in your hands, and you’re able to make changes to better the future.
A woman in Greek Life that you look up to: Tara French, the CPA president. She is someone who I aspire to be like in the future. Tara has accomplished being on the leadership Team in her sorority and has held numerous positions in CPA. She motivates me to work harder in everything I do. Another reason I look up to her is because she has guided me and shaped me into being a better Panhellenic sister. Without her teaching me the ins and outs of sorority life I don’t think I would be where I am today. She a motivator and someone I can always look to for advice, support and love.
Advice to future Panhellenic women: Have an open mind and follow your heart while going through recruitment. It might sound simple, but going through recruitment week can be kind of stressful. Everyone is giving you opinions on why you should join their sorority and sometimes you have friends pressuring you to join the same sorority as them. The bottom line is to listen to what every sorority has to say and pick which one feels like home to you. Listening and following your heart is crucial, because at the end of the day whatever sorority you choose is your new home.
ΣK ~ Sigma Kappa
Hometown: Melbourne, Florida
Favorite part of being a Panhellenic Delegate: My favorite part of being a delegate is getting to work with the other wonderful people involved in Greek Life outside of my own sorority.
A woman from Greek life that you look up to and why: There are so many women in the Greek community that I look up to that it is difficult to choose just one. I look up to all the women that are on the Panhellenic Executive Board because they are so genuine, work hard, treat all the Panhellenic women like sisters, and strive to make sure that Panhellenic life is the best it can be.
Advice to future Panhellenic women: My advice for those looking to go Greek would be to go with your gut instinct when choosing an organization. You will know in your heart which organization is right from the moment you lay eyes on it and you will feel as if you are apart of a great family.
ΘΦA ~ Theta Phi Alpha
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Favorite part of being a Panhellenic Delegate: Meeting new people
A woman from Greek life that you look up to and why: Stephanie Dunn (Theta Phi Alpha President). She has done so much for our chapter and continues to manage time for everything she needs to get done. She is what being a sorority woman is all about. She has been an inspiration to me since I joined Theta Phi Alpha last Fall, 2010.
Advice to future Panhellenic women: Don’t listen to stereotypes from the media, people, etc. about Greek life and organizations. If you listen to the stereotypes you don’t get the opportunity to know people. When you don’t get to know people you don’t give yourself the chance to become friends with them. Opening up my mind to everyone here in Greek life, regardless of their organization, helped me meet so many different people and form friendships that I never thought would be possible. Try your best to be as active as possible with the events that Fraternity and Sorority Life put on because they give you a real feel for the Greek community :)