July 9, 2009

What's your story?

Leave a comment on this post that tells your sisters why you became an Alpha Phi and you could be quoted in an upcoming issue of the Quarterly.

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Kessisca said...

I became an Alpha Phi in my sophomore year at Linfield College. My roommate had rushed the year before and became an A-phi. I wasn't so sure about the "greek system", so I decided to give myself a year to get my bearings. During that year I saw how much fun my roommate was having. She was involved in all manner of activities and excitement as well as philanthropy and community service. I realized that I wanted to be a part of what was clearly a close knit, supportive, diverse and amazing group of women. I rushed A-phi the fall of my sophomore year. I was so excited the morning I got my bid! Being an Alpha Phi was everything I had hoped it would be. I was a part of something special and real. It was a feeling of closeness and sisterhood I had never anticipated. These women were truly my sisters, my family. I am so proud to be a member of Alpha Phi. My best friends and sisters at college are still my best friends and sisters today. We spread all over the globe after graduation, but that bond is always there. It is unbreakable. It is that bond that personifies the meaning of sisterhood, of being an Alpha Phi!

Blake said...

I became an Alpha Phi just this past semester at Duquesne University-Epsilon Iota chapter. First semester I had gone through a very difficult and traumatic time and was considering not coming back to school. The first two weeks back was when rushing started and a friend of mine convinced me to go through with her. In short, joining Alpha Phi saved my life. The girl who convinced me to rush also joined A-Phi and is one of my best friends in the world. And the other 60 girls that are a part of my chapter are the nicest, sweetest girls I have ever met. They saved me, Alpha Phi saved me. I owe more to Alpha Phi than I could ever possibly explain, so far it has truly been a life-changing experience.

~Janet~aoe*** said...

When I arrived at Adrian College, I never would have thought about joining a sorority. (I may not have even known what fraternities and sororities were at the time. I came from a small rural town and was the first in my family to attend college. Just going to college was a big deal.)

Fortunately, at the time Adrian offered deferred recruitment in January, so it gave me time to adjust to college life before exploring extra-curriculars. That first semester I was in several communication courses with Alpha Phis who were so intelligent, sophisticated, beautiful, popular, and just plain nice. I quickly developed friendships with a couple of them, and found myself wondering about greek life. When recruitment came around, I decided to give it a go.

From the moment I entered the first round party, I knew I wanted to be a Phi. Every sister there made you feel like you were the most important person in the room, and really took the time to get to know you, and then remember it! To be fair, I did attend the other sorority open houses and prefs but my heart was with Alpha Phi.

So on bid day, 17 other amazing young ladies and I pledged ourselves to becoming sisters of this amazing fraternity. Many of whom I am still very good friends with to this day. Even though the rest of my college days were not so smooth (I transferred schools twice and had my beautiful daughter) my Alpha Phi sisters were always there for support. I know this is cliche, but even though we are miles apart, they are never far from my heart.

That's why today I still continue to be involved as the recruitment adviser for my chapter. I see the amazing opportunities Alpha Phi provides college students and only wish to help others realize they too share the values of our fraternity. This year, I am hoping to work on building our chapter's alumnae relations and make our sisterhood even stronger.

Christina Marie said...

If you would have asked me the summer before going to Bowling Green State University if I would have joined a sorority....I would have told you no. However, that all changed as soon as I got onto campus. During freshman move-in, some really nice girls helped me move into my dorm room...later I found out they were Alpha Phis. Then, one day at the rec center, I was approached by a girl I went to high school with. We didn't really know each other, but had some similiar friends. She told me I should go greek, but didn't tell me which sorority she was in. (I'll give you a hint....she later became my big!) So I went through formal recruitment. It had its ups and downs, but the one house I really loved was Alpha Phi! They were very "real" and genuine. I kept telling myself if I didn't get a bid to Alpha Phi, I didn't want to join another sorority! It wasn't until 2nd rounds that I found out that the girl that convinced me to go greek was also an A-Phi! The one moment that really stood out from recruitment though was the Preference Round. That morning, as I was getting ready in my dorm room, my mother called and told me my grandpa had passed away (this was also my 18th birthday). I was devastated and considered not even going through recruitment anymore. I ended up being late (A-Phi was my first one that day) and kept apologizing, telling them what happened. I looked a mess and my eyes were red from crying. However, that is when I knew that Alpha Phi was for me. Alpha Phi accepted me regardless of how I looked, they saw the real me. They were there to lend a hand and to lend a shoulder to cry on from day one. That is true sisterhood.