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Posted On: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 12:00 PM, by Sarah Glasser
Theta Iota and Zeta Chi charter members (click to enlarge)
As leading women, we Thetas always seem to have busy schedules, always wanting to be a part of another activity or event and always saying "yes" when it means lending a helping hand to a sister or a friend. My busiest weekend, by far, as an educational leadership consultant was when I had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of not one, but two installations in the same weekend - Johns Hopkins and Georgetown University!

Playing a role in both Initiation Services and seeing each charter class sign its respective charter was such a moving and historical moment. Knowing that I was present for and contributed to, even if only in a small way, the great legacy that these chapters are certain to create reminded me, once again, of why I am so proud to be a member of our Fraternity and honored to be serving as an educational leadership consultant (ELC). Although these women may not remember my name or my face in the years to come, the mark that they have left on me is permanent. I saw the determination, the passion, the excitement in their eyes this weekend and I know that they will continue to make the Fraternity and their new 250,000+ sisters proud.

The long nights, exciting days and the time that I spent with the other ELCs, Fraternity staff and volunteers during this busy weekend will forever remain a top memory of my time as an ELC. Seeing the Fraternity grow and being able to welcome new members into our sisterhood has been a highlight of this two-year experience. Through these installations, I have also developed stronger relationships with the leading women who I've called my co-workers and sisters but whom I am also privileged to call my friends.

While we want to be mindful of spreading ourselves too thin and becoming overwhelmed with the number of commitments we make as undergraduates and alumnae, I want to encourage each of you to be as involved in Theta as possible. Remember that "there is no receiving without also giving." In other words, you will get as much out of your experience as you give. And I, for one, am so very thankful for the opportunity that I have been given to serve the Fraternity as an educational leadership consultant. Because of it, I have received so much! It might not be tangible but it's invaluable and will be a part of me for a lifetime.

So fill up your schedules! Take advantage of the opportunities presented to you! Not only will you make meaningful memories with wonderful sisters along the way, but you will also have the ability to leave a lasting and positive impression upon your chapter and the women within it. What has been your most exciting and Theta-filled weekend?

Sarah Glasser, Beta Iota/Colorado, is an educational leadership consultant for Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.