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Posted On: Thursday, September 3, 2015 07:56 AM, by Sam Golden
The first day of school has either already occurred or is quickly approaching all campuses this fall. As Kappa Alpha Theta women, we need to start preparing for the semester ahead of us. The first few days of each semester are always filled with so much excitement and limitless possibility. With the beginning of each fall, spring, and even winter, countless opportunities of growth are available for you as college student that will shape your semester as a whole.

Every semester allows you to start over and plan ways to achieve high scholastic and academic goals you have set for yourself. Valuing academics, you can benefit from taking time to add important dates to a planner to help with managing time and ensuring a well-organized school year. Setting up meetings with professors outside of scheduled class times, and taking advantage of resources on campus in libraries, career centers, and through academic advising can add to potential academic success as well. Reaching out to friends or other Theta members within the same major or who are also academically-driven can also help you learn how to study effectively and succeed in the classroom.

Opportunities for you to take on leadership roles will also present themselves at the start of the semester. Applying for and accepting a role to lead can provide an amazing experience that will carry into other aspects of your everyday life. Leading either behind the scenes or in the spotlight, with both small and large groups of individuals, are all unique opportunities that will help solidify positive and effective leadership styles for a lifetime. However, you are not limited to only serving as a leader within Theta but throughout campus, all year long.

As members of Kappa Alpha Theta, you have plenty of opportunities to strengthen and create bonds of sisterhood, not just during the beginning of each semester, but every day. Just like with academics and leadership potential, focusing on sisterhood from the first day of each semester will help those bonds grow all year long.

Samantha Golden, Beta Nu/Florida State, is a first-year educational leadership consultant.

Posted On: Friday, August 23, 2013 04:40 PM, by Alyssa Trumbull
ELC Alyssa Trumbull with members from the Eta Tau chapter following preference round of formal recruitment.
It's that time...buying school supplies, moving back into the dorms, reuniting with your college friends, and preparing for sorority recruitment!

As I travel back to North Carolina with recruitment season in full swing, I am excited to share my love for recruitment with the charter members of Zeta Omicron. The recruitment team will be kicking off the week with a fun-filled recruitment workshop to prepare the members for values-based recruiting. For many of the Thetas at Wake Forest, this will be their first taste of sorority recruitment. Anxiety, excitement, and determination are amongst the feelings of this charter class, but I am confident their knowledge and spirited sisterhood will set them up for a successful first recruitment experience.

Seeing their Theta love emulsify over the last seven months has brought me great joy in knowing they have only begun to see what membership in Kappa Alpha Theta has to offer them. Little do they know, they will have the opportunity to change the lives of the new members that they will soon welcome into their sisterhood by giving the gift of Theta to them. Their passion for this organization is contagious, their courage is inspiring, and, soon, their positive impact will influence a new group of women to Think Theta.

What are your favorite back to school memories or what are you looking forward to this year? Is recruitment part of your back to school routine?

Alyssa Trumbull, Rho/Nebraska, Educational Leadership Consultant