Each year, the Birmingham Alumnae Panhellenic Association awards scholarships to women who are currently collegiate members of a Panhellenic sorority and in good standing with her chapter. This year, we were able to provide two scholarships. Meet the winners and read about what Greek life means to them.
Alpha Omicron Pi – Tau Delta / To Dragma Reporter
Three years ago when I ran home on bid day, I had no idea how big of an impact both my sorority and the overall Panhellenic community would have on me. I was timid, shy, and didn’t have much confidence in myself nor in what I could accomplish. This has all changed for the better with the constant support and encouragement from my sisters. Being a sorority woman means that I have a constant support system that sticks with me through both the ups and the downs. I also get to support some of the most amazing women I know. Although I initially did not plan to go through recruitment freshman year, I can not imagine what my life would be like had I not joined the Panhellenic community.
VP of Campus Activities | Panhellenic Executive Council
Birmingham Southern College
Being a sorority woman helps me live out my core values each and every day. I strive to work to be the best person I can be, and also have my sisters’ support in everything I want to accomplish. Being in a Greek organization gives you a support system that you can rely on and have when you’re needing someone to talk to. My letters do not define who I am, but they make me a better person. I strive to represent Greek Life in the most positive light so people can understand the good the Greeks do instead of always focusing on the negatives shown in the media.