Panhellenic Council 2019

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Dear potential new members, 

So you're interested in joining a sorority. Now what? Maybe your neighbor joined a sorority when she went off to college or your mom was in a sorority during her collegiate years. Maybe you've always wanted to join a sorority or maybe you're just now realizing that sorority life might be for you. Or maybe you aren't convinced that you're even right for a sorority; you know all about the stereotypical sorority woman and you're nothing like her. Well, guess what? We're glad you're not her. Because we want you. 

We want women who have wanted to join a sorority forever. We want women who aren't so sure. We want women who are leaders and scholars and servants and friends. We want women who have yet to discover these traits in themselves. We want women who are proud and women who are humble. We want women who know their strengths and know their weaknesses, who are powerful in their own right but still have room to grow. 

We want women who want us. It doesn't matter what you look like. It doesn't matter where you've been. We don't want you to join our community to be more like us, we want you to join our community to be a better you. It sounds like we just threw a bunch of words at you, right? We can't possibly mean what we say, can we? But we do. 

We said it before and we'll say it again. We want you as you are now, so long as you're committed to always being better. If you're still not sure sorority is for you, we hope you'll at least give it a try. You might discover something better than anything you ever dreamed of. We did.


With love,
The 2019 Panhellenic Council

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Ani Duni 

Panhellenic President | pan.president@wsu.edu

Hometown: Bainbridge Island, WA
Major / Minor : Public Relations
Why did I go greek? I am the first person in my family to go Greek so I knew nothing about it going in. One of my best friends in high school came from a family where both her parents and grandparents were in Greek organizations and she convinced me to go through recruitment. I wasn't sure it was for me, but I also swam for 14 years and after deciding not to pursue it in college I knew I wanted to find that same sense of belonging, support, and accomplishment that I had felt on my swim team, so I decided to go Greek.

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Rachel Ring

VP of finance | pan.finance@wsu.edu

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major / Minor: Digital Technology and Culture / Communication
Why did I go greek? I went Greek because I wanted to enhance my leadership and scholarship abilities, and find a group of women to support, be supported by, and navigate college with. Going Greek has presented me with so many opportunities and the inspiration to excel through officer positions and high scholarship. It gave me the support system that makes a big university smaller, and allowed me to find an amazing career path, get leadership experience, travel, and find my best friends!

 

 

Lauren Roberts

VP of Recruitment Counselors | pan.rg@wsu.edu

Hometown: Corona, CA
Major / Minor: Elementary Education Why did I go greek? I went Greek because I'm a long way from home &my family, so I wanted to find a new family & home here at WSU. I can't begin to describe what I've gained from going Greek. I've gained more leadership experience than I ever could have imagined, lifelong friends, and opportunities and experiences that I wouldn't trade for anything else in the world.

 
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Taylor Heersink

VP of Public Relations | pan.pr@wsu.edu

Hometown: Eatonville, WA
Major / Minor: Elementary Education & Math
Why did I go greek? I wanted to find my home away from home and a family away from home. I also wanted academic support, to find a place who valued service like I did, and to have help with the high school to college transition. Not only did I get the home, I got everything else too! I was so nervous to go through recruitment, but without it I would not have the leadership opportunities, the connections, or lifelong best friends. Since going Greek I have gotten everything I hoped for and more!

 
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Sophia Butowicz

VP of Standards and Accountability | pan.policy@wsu.edu

Hometown: Mercer Island, WA
Major / Minor: Psychology / Human Development Why did I go greek? I went Greek to find a family away from home, and gain leadership opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise had. I have gained my lifelong best friends, an amazing support system, and countless opportunities that I will forever be thankful for.

 
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Megan Gould 

VP of Scholarship and Service | pan.scholarship@wsu.edu

Hometown: Toutle, WA
Major / Minor: Agriculture & Food Security / Political Science
Why did I go greek? Growing up in a small town, I've always had the same group of friends. When I got to Washington State I found myself having a difficult time making those meaningful friendships and connections. My mom was in a sorority and encouraged me to go through secondary recruitment. I joined because I wanted to make those connections that would last forever and so I could surround myself with like minded women who shared the same values as myself. The memories and friends that I have made are far surpassed anything that I could have imagined.

 
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Hayden Kersey

VP of Membership Recruitment | pan.recruitment@wsu.edu

Hometown: Moses Lake, WA
Major / Minor: Psychology & Sociology / Sociology specific for at risk youth
Why did I go greek? I wanted to join a community of women that shared the same values as me. I have found my home away from home that has continued to encourage me to be the best person that I could possibly be. I have gained a support system that isn't just for college but for a lifetime!

 
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Corissa Cruzen

VP of Member Education | pan.programming@wsu.edu

Hometown: Yakima, WA
Major / Minor: Marketing / Communication
Why did I go greek? I went Greek to find a support group away from home! I knew it would be a tough transition moving to WSU from a small town/high school, so I wanted to meet new people and gain support for my academics, community involvement and leadership opportunities. I have made connections with women who I never would have met otherwise & have been provided so many opportunities to grow just in my two years here! I’m constantly challenged to think differently, build relationships and improve myself, but I also have made some amazing friendships along the way.

 
 
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Meg Cory

VP of New Member Services | pan.newmember@wsu.edu

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Major / Minor: Psychology & German / DTC
Why did I go greek? I went Greek because I wanted a community here in Pullman! I was looking for a way to make friendships that shared the same values and standards as myself. I also wanted those friendships that would last longer than just the four short years we have here. I have gained not only an amazing college experience but amazing friends. I have also had many opportunities to be a leader, whether in my chapter or for the Panhellenic Community as a whole.

Maya Nakasone

VP of equity & Inclusion | pan.inclusion@wsu.edu

Hometown: Mililani, HI
Major / Minor: Mechanical Engineering / Math
Why did I go greek? Being an out of state student, I didn't know very many people coming into WSU, but once I went Greek, I had the community I wanted. I went Greek because I wanted to enrich my college experience and find women who would support me and help me to exceed my goals.

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