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Volunteer Spotlight: Zeta Epsilon local house corporation president Stephanie Poland

Kappa Delta volunteers are our foundation. They give their time, energy and expertise to keep Kappa Delta moving forward, and our organization would not be the same without them. Every month on the Emerald Edit, we’ll highlight one of our many incredible volunteers to showcase the impact they have on our members.

Stephanie Poland (Zeta Epsilon-Kansas) has served as the president of Zeta Epsilon-Kansas’ local house corporation board for the past year. She says she decided to volunteer to spend more time with her Kappa Delta big sister and loves connecting with collegians.

We asked about why she volunteers with Kappa Delta and what it means to her, and here’s what she had to say!

What is the best part of being a Kappa Delta housing volunteer? Getting to know the students, parents and our house mom. It is fun to see the collegians excited about Kappa Delta and the KU Jayhawks!

What do you get out of your time volunteering? Volunteering for the house corp has taught me a lot about leadership and dealing with conflict. I have been in technology sales for most of my career and have not had to manage a budget or profits and losses, and this position has given me the opportunity to learn more about finance and accounting.

Tell us about a memorable moment you’ve had volunteering. Last fall, I attended Parents’ Weekend brunch and spoke to the parents about how important living in the sorority house was for me as a college student. I shared with them that I made lifelong friendships that have lasted 30+ years. Then I shared that I was attending the Guns N’ Roses concert that evening with one of my KD roommates. There was an audible cheer because all the parents are my age and love that band, too!

What advice do you have for other Kappa Deltas who are interested in volunteering? Just do it! It’s a lot of fun to support college students who are expanding their horizons and growing into adulthood. Don’t expect it to be like it was when you were there, but embrace what Kappa Delta has to offer future generations of students.

Interested in volunteering with KD?

There are so many opportunities to share your time and talent. From working with a local collegiate chapter on a chapter advisory board or house corporation board to serving on a foundation committee like the scholarship review committee, we are grateful for the thousands  of alumnae who give back to KD. Join us!

Visit kappadelta.org/volunteer to browse opportunities and learn about next steps.

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