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Posted On: Thursday, October 4, 2012 01:56 PM, by Sarah Glasser
Alpha Upsilon/Washburn University chapter members during their preference round of formal recruitment.
Having had the incredible opportunity to be a part of five recruitments this fall, I really took the time to reflect on my experience as a potential new member who went through recruitment as a freshman years ago.

I remember when I first met the president at the time of the Kappa Alpha Theta chapter on my campus. She was poised, well-spoken, and dedicated, both to her academics and to the chapter- everything that the freshman-me aspired to be. Each day, she greeted the potential new members at the door to the facility with a warm and heart-felt smile. I desperately hoped that I would soon be able to call myself her sister. And after five whirl-wind days of formal recruitment, I was ecstatic to discover that I had, in fact, been extended a bid from Theta.

Five years later, I found myself visiting Alpha Upsilon/Washburn University for their formal recruitment as an educational leadership consultant. I was excited to be working with yet another wonderful group of passionate and well-organized women for their recruitment but I was in for a surprise. Their recruitment advisor was the same woman who had served as president when I went through recruitment! As a member, she quickly became one of my Theta role models.

Catching up with her and being able to see another chapter through a successful recruitment together was inspiring. Having my Theta experience come full circle was something that I knew would happen eventually, but I never would have guessed in this capacity. This experience truly showed me, and hopefully others, that Theta does exist after graduation and that the connections that are made in our undergraduate years can last a lifetime!

How has your Theta experience come full circle?