Letter From Membership Vice President
My name is MarLee Busby and I am so thankful to have the opportunity to be Membership Vice President. I am currently studying Advertising and Public Relations with two minors: Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design as well as Hospitality. I am from Omaha, Nebraska - just on the outskirts in Elkhorn. I have to say being so close to home is nice in a way because I can go home when I miss my parents and I can always come to Lincoln when I want my independence! Considering that, I am super excited to meet you all this fall and cannot wait to show you what the Castle is all about. Recruitment can be a stressful, anxious time, however, I can promise you that it is SO SO worth it! It’s truly an amazing experience - you learn so much about greek life and yourself.
Personally, I never thought I’d see myself in the position I am today. I can definitely say that Alpha Xi Delta has formed me into this confident, genuine and knowledgeable human which I will forever be grateful for. Sometimes it’s hard being from the Omaha area because we come to UNL ready for recruitment week and everyone around you has their pre-recognized notions of what chapter they want to be in. With that being said, I am here to tell you that it is important to keep an open-mind and to follow your heart. One piece of advice that I can give you is to BE YOURSELF. I can promise you that you are going to be so happy when you find the chapter that accepts you for you. That is the most important thing.
The one thing that I love about Alpha Xi Delta is that we have so many different personalities which makes this chapter so unique. I am so glad that I chose to surround myself with such hard-working, hilarious, genuine and caring women - something I will never take back. I’ve created so many memories throughout this past year and a half that I will cherish and never forget; I’ve made friendships that are just so pure. Throughout this experience, I encourage you to take the time to start being picky about who you want to surround yourself with. Think of it like this, college is a fresh start to a new chapter of your life. Choose friends that are going to support you in whatever you do, who make you laugh, who encourage you to eat the last bite when you are already so full and those who lift you up when you are down. Those are the friendships you want. I can definitely say that I have found those friendships and I do not want you to settle for anything less than that.
Deep in my heart, I want you to know that I hope you all find your home. I can say that I found my forever home at Alpha Xi Delta and my sisters have brought out the absolute best in me. Look around the line/zoom throughout recruitment and see if you can actually see yourself hanging out with these women because the most important thing is for you to be happy. I don’t want you to listen to what other people say, I want you to go wherever your heart is telling you to go. Go to the place where you automatically feel like the weight has been lifted off of your shoulders, the place where you feel the most comfortable and the place that you feel loved. I can tell you this, the right house is going to love you for you and I do not want you to change who you are for absolutely anyone. Do this for you!
I cannot wait to meet you all in the fall! See you at the Castle :)
Membership Vice President of Recruitment
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