#WhyADPi Week 1
Hi everyone! My name is Kas and I’m currently a senior. I went through recruitment in September 2017. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made because of the life-long friendships that I’ve created. I’m excited to share my ADPi story with you all!
Alpha Delta Pi is something is never knew I needed. In fall 2017, I was a freshman that moved from Hawaii. I didn’t know many people and was eager to find a place where I felt welcomed and belonged to.The biggest thing that I’ve learned while being a member of Alpha Delta Pi is that you get what you put into it. In my first year, I didn’t go to any events voluntarily. I didn’t put any effort into building strong relationships with sisters, and I put in the bare minimum effort. I was unhappy and felt like I didn’t belong. I was on the edge of throwing away such an amazing sisterhood, just because I didn’t want to feel uncomfortable and vulnerable. Little did I know that I was surrounded by the most amazing group of ambitious and influential women. In my second year, I learned that you have to be uncomfortable in order to be comfortable. I reached out to sisters more, I went out with them, and got to know them. I began going to every event and participated in all the philanthropies. Soon enough, I was the happiest I have ever been.
I stayed in ADPi because of the sisterhood. Our open motto is “we live for each other”, and we really do. In this sisterhood, I have met some of the most influential women in my life, who love and support me for who I am and who I aspire to be. My sisters uplift me, and bring me joy and laughter on gloomy days. I have created so many memories that I will cherish forever. ADPi has given me friendships that will last a lifetime.
Every year in Alpha Delta Pi was a period for learning, growing, and building relationships. In 2017 when I received my bid, I wasn’t sure what it meant to be an ADPi. Now in this present moment, I am proud to be an ADPi. I am stronger than I ever was. I am courageous, ambitious, determined, and motivated, all because of Alpha Delta Pi. Being an ADPi doesn’t mean you just wear your letters and throw diamonds in the air. Being an ADPi means that you are striving to be the best version of yourself and are constantly learning and growing. Being an ADPi means that you want to create change in this world by doing your part to make it a better place. Being an ADPi means that you stand up for what you believe in and you lead through example. As I am graduating soon, it is important for me to look back and recognize how much this sorority has shaped me into the woman I am today. Alpha Delta Pi has given me so much, and I am forever grateful.