For those of you out there who do not know, I am part of the Zeta Tau Kappa (ZTK) sorority at LMU. I pledged ZTK the spring of 2012. Our colors are purple, blue, and white and our mascot is a bunny. I decided to pledge because I was interested in becoming more involved with my school and with my community. If there are any ladies out there who are thinking of pledging a sorority, I highly recommend ZTK. Of course, the lovely ladies in Kappa Pi Omega and Delta Theta Sigma Sorority are also part of the excellent LMU Greek organizations. In this post I want to share with you some reasons I decided to pledge Zeta Tau Kappa.
One of the main reasons I pledged was to get more involved in the LMU student body. My sophomore year, I realized that I was not involved in my school as well as I should be. I was involved in band but that was pretty much all I was involved in. So I decided to look at some other organizations. One day, I happened to stumble upon an all-Greek event in front of Liles Hall. I asked a few of the ladies there about their Greek organizations and they all gave me the dates of their open rushes. I attended all of them to find out what organization I would fit in with best and found that out of all the sororities, I fit in best with Zeta Tau Kappa. When I pledged ZTK, I immediately became more involved at LMU; I helped promote other organizations such as Green Dot, and I helped with our sorority events like movies nights in the museum and Zombie tag! If there is anyone out there who feels like they are not involved enough with campus life, then I suggest checking out the sororities and fraternities on campus. They will help you get on the right track!
Another reason I pledged was to get more involved in my community. If any of you need some more community service hours, pledging a sorority or fraternity is the way to go. Sororities and fraternities both do a good deal of community service throughout each semester. ZTK volunteers at the animal shelter, with the girl scouts, and during Christmas stuffing boxes full of toys, clothes, and toiletries for low income children in the surronding schools. The ZTK Christmas child is my favorite thing we do. I feel better around the holidays when I am assured that I helped at least one family have a good Christmas. Before I pledged ZTK, I had a lot of trouble trying to find community service hours, but now I get more than enough!
If you decide to pledge a sorority, you will befriend some of the greatest people at LMU. I love getting together with my sorority sisters for meetings, open rushes, study sessions, events and anything else we might do. My favorite event we host is Zombie tag! I will admit that pledging can be very tough and there were some days I thought I might quit, but I am glad I stayed with. When you become part of a sorority, you become part of something better and bigger than yourself. I think our sorority quote embodies that thought the best: individually unique, together complete. We are all unique as individuals but when we join together, we complete are own personal talents. We push each other past our limits and accomplish things we would have never dreamed of. For me, joining a sorority is one of the best decisions I have ever made during my time at LMU. These girls are true sisters and have supported me at my lowest times.
I understand that Greek life isn’t for everyone, but don’t just assume that you are not cut out for it. My freshman year I thought I would never pledge. I wish I had looked into pledging sooner. So if you are not sure, just go to an all Greek event or an open rush. You will never know if you don’t give it a shot! As I said before, it is one of the best decisions I have ever made. So get out there and see if there is a sorority of fraternity you might be interested in pledging!
Are any of you readers interested in pledging? If you want some more information just leave me a comment and I will be sure to help if I can, even if you don’t want to pledge ZTK! Remember to like my post and check back with me every other Wednesday for a new post!