Letter From Membership Vice President
My name is Bella Rodriguez and I am the current Membership Vice President for the Rho chapter of Alpha Xi Delta. I will be going into my junior year, pursuing a degree in Psychology and Criminology to become a clinical psychologist in my near future. I am from Kansas City, Missouri and am so thankful I was able to find my way to Nebraska.
As an out-of-state student, I found the recruitment experience intimidating because, without my friends and family from home, I was put outside of my comfort zone. I was under the impression that I would have to tone down my extroverted personality, fit a mold of what fit the stereotypes, and try to convince myself that I needed to be different. Luckily, I trusted the process of registering and going through recruitment myself and from there, I found this beautiful chapter and made lifelong friends from other sororities along the way. I was able to find a place where I could be vulnerable, outgoing, and unconditionally me.
My purpose behind my role as Membership Vice President is to act as a role model for all women involved in future recruitment efforts. Allowing potential members of Alpha Xi Delta and chapters across campus to find their confidence and love every minute of it is what drives me to put my best foot forward in this position. There is a campus-wide understanding that recruitment is a very tiring and long experience, but I want the women to feel at home when they walk through our doors. It’s okay to let your hair down!
A piece of advice to women who are considering Greek Life: do it. From experience, I was on the fence the entire recruitment process, not knowing what would be in store for me. Once I met the women in my pledge class, I knew that these people would encourage me to be the best version of my self. You will always have a friend to laugh with, a shoulder to cry on, and a whole chapter of women supporting you on in everything you do! With an open mind and an open heart, enjoy every minute of recruitment by staying positive and knowing that there is a special group of women who were brought together by sisterhood waiting for you.
Alpha Xi Delta stood out to me during recruitment because for the first time in my life, I wasn’t thinking about what I looked like or how I acted in front of a group of strangers. My conversations with my future sisters were genuine and something I remember to this day. I noticed that each girl I spoke to during my experience was unique in their own ways, but were still the best of friends. At that moment, I knew I wanted to be involved in a place like this. I felt so fulfilled on Bid Day when I instantly clicked with girls I never would’ve known if I didn’t trust the recruitment process. You owe it to yourself and your happiness to find a place that makes you feel the way I do in Alpha Xi Delta, so give it a shot!
Regardless of whether you find your home at Alpha Xi Delta, I am cheering you on. I am confident that the future Greek women will bring amazing things to our university and our Panhellenic chapters. I have so much love for you all and I haven’t even met you yet! Be yourself, be confident, and find your happiness. I know that there is a special place for everyone on the campus of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, but something that I know is that you will always have a friend at Alpha Xi Delta!
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