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Scholarly Strivin'

Kappa Kappa Gamma -

When I entered my freshman year of college at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, I was given the opportunity to go through recruitment with the majority of other freshman girls who also decided to experience such a process of finding their “home” or group of sorority sisters and life-long friends that everyone always talks about. Unlike most girls I knew, I decided to wait until my sophomore year to go through recruitment because I was extremely unsure of what to expect or gain out of it and assumed that joining a sorority would interfere with my academics and personal life. However, I truly regret not “becoming a new member” my first year of college because my assumptions of Greek life and sororities in general were proved completely wrong – for after finding my “home,” as people say, at Kappa Kappa Gamma, my personal and academic life were completely enhanced and far from “negatively impacted.”

In Kappa Kappa Gamma, I have been exposed and given access to limitless resources and connections to help my sisters and I gain interpersonal, leadership, scholarly, and intellectual skills that will help me for the rest of my life. There are so many tutoring opportunities, rewards for getting good grades that encourage us to do better, leadership opportunities for proctoring study hours at our chapter house to make sure everyone is staying focused and on-task, and even the extremely helpful ability to make connections in our classes every semester because we now know so many new familiar faces to talk to and collaborate with. I’ve even noticed that my grades have improved significantly since joining Kappa Kappa Gamma compared to my grades my freshman year, before joining this amazing organization.

At Kappa Kappa Gamma, I love how much we take pride in our grades and academic accomplishments. The love and support from my sisters has truly inspired me to do better and to exceed the expectations I previously had set for myself – so yes, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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