Can you feel the love coming from the Gamma Mu chapter of Alpha Sigma Alpha? It can't be just me -- because the ladies representing ASA at AC are passionate, knowledgeable and friendly.
When I first sat down with the presdient of ASA, Emily Hoffman, I was taken aback by how much she talked about the charities ASA donates to: Special Olympics, Girls on the Run, the S. June Smith Center and the ASA Foundation. They love giving back to their favorite charities (which are the national charities of ASA) and work to do so every winter during their annual Polar Plunge.
But the other thing that stuck out is how sorority-centered they are -- and I mean that in he most positive light. Emily described Greek Life at AC as being a part of something bigger than just being a student. Being held to a higher standard. And what do you know -- I got a little teary eyed.
Emily talked about her 31 sisters. And exploring new opportunities given to her by being Greek and having a secure place to call home at AC. She talked about her sisters being open-minded and accepting of everyone (they have a really strong LGBTQ connection!). She talked about how real everyone is -- that they can be quirky and supportive and best friends.
"I wish I would have found ASA sooner," she said.
And I think I'm going to leave this blog post with that -- because talking about ASA with an ASA member was inspiring and touching, and I feel like I'd be doing a disservice to the sorority if I didn't tell you to go check them out yourself.