January 12, 2018
In early November, as a newly slated VP-PR, I thought I had a lot of ideas on how I could shine Kappa Delta’s light on the rest of our campus. After all, we are the sorority filled with confidence and girl power! But as I got acclimated to my new role, I realized confidence can be hard to come by in the midst of the many demands of college. When all you can think about are assignments, papers and exams, it’s easy to doubt yourself and your ability to get through a tough time — especially when you’re away from home.
As a result, our new council set an important goal for this year: ensure our sisters feel at home in Kappa Delta. I have found my home in KD, alongside our 131 members, and I am so excited to welcome more this month. I want to remind them of how much they are capable of and how their sisters are there for them even when the going gets tough. After all, home is where the heart is, and I believe if our sisters feel at home, the more willing they will be to work to make our chapter the best it can be.
Here are some ideas we have introduced to promote sisterhood and a sense of “home”:
I believe communication and respect are at the forefront of any successful leadership team. Each council officer has many ideas about how to improve our chapter, and we value everyone’s input because each of us has unique strengths. By respecting each other’s ideas and working together to make our chapter a home, I am confident we will be a successful team. These ideas are not just rooted in Chapter Excellence goals and trying to increase retention, but also about giving back to the sorority that gave us a home.
By Rachel Henry, VP-PR, Theta Delta-Dayton