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Coming from a family of sisters, Megan Jhu knew that joining a sorority would provide her with sisterhood while away from home.
Who I Am
Going into college as a Literary Journalism student, I planned to spend time creating the best stories which will become cherished memories. As I enter into my fourth year, I’ve definitely experienced some great things, but the best story of my college life comes from my experience as a sorority woman.
Growing up in a family with three sisters and one brother and figure skating for a decade, one would assume that I am extremely feminine and into really “girly” things, making me the perfect candidate for a sorority. However, that wasn’t the case for me. Although, like any LA-based girl, I adore my shopping days, good fashion and going to the beach with friends, I also like spending my time hiking, snowboarding (when the season is appropriate), golfing, camping and hitting up the shooting range.
My diversity in hobbies and nationality as a Korean-American woman (the first from my family to join a Greek-letter organization) set me apart from the stereotypical image of a sorority woman. One thing I’ve learned about the Panhellenic community is that there really isn’t a “cookie-cutter” image to what a sorority woman is supposed to look or dress like, but there is something we all have in common. All the sorority women I’ve met are hard working, goal-oriented and born leaders.
From going Greek I have gained not only leadership experience and community service opportunities, but have made friends that will be with me for the rest of my life. The sisters I’ve made in the sorority community are my family away from home, always looking out for me, helping me with my studies and being there for me when no one else is.
Additionally as a sorority member, I’ve become more involved on campus and have opened myself to different things expanding my college experiences. When I graduate this coming spring, I can walk with pride knowing that I got the most out of my college years as a student and a sorority woman.
Words to Live By
Smile. This is the most important thing to me because my mother has
taught me that a person is incomplete without a smile on her face. Plus,
a smile not only brightens up your day, but those around you.
I would love to be a co-host on E! News.
Why I Joined
Coming from a family with three sisters, I’m used to having the support and love from my sisters. Once at college, I knew that joining a sorority would give me the opportunity to find women who I could share a special bond with and that they would be there for me in my studies, social life, family life and all the way through.
My sorority sisters mean the world to me. My chapter is so diverse, I have met so many wonderful women who I never would have had the opportunity to get-to-know outside of this experience. Even though, my chapter has 120 members, I know if I ever had an issue or needed help, every single one of them would be there by my side.
What is Sorority Life Really Like?
I would like to think of sorority life as something that really can help a woman's self esteem. The purpose of sorority life is to truly nurture a woman into the real world, and give her real-life experiences to help her grow.
Bring a change of shoes or wear comfortable shoes.
I have served the Panhellenic Association as assistant communications, I write for the school newspaper and I am the director of fundraising for the campus’s fashion interest group.
"We Are Pilots" by Shiny Toy Guns
Being outdoors, blogging, shopping, figure skating and reading
Vanilla Bon Bons from Trader Joes
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