We’re already half way through the semester…. WHAT?! It’s 80 degrees outside right now…. WHAT?! I haven’t slept in four days…. WHAT?! That last one was a bit of an exaggeration, but since my last post I’ve barely had any spare time on my hands.
I found out that I made Silver Key Honorary! I’m really excited about being a part of this group. Silver Key is a leadership organization on campus that is centered around community service. 250 people applied, 90 people got interviews, and only around 30 made it, so I’m extremely fortunate to be a part of this group. I’m still applying for tons of things on top of that though. It seems like every time I check my email, there’s another opportunity for a scholarship, leadership position, or advisory board spot, and I’m only a freshman! That’s one of the greatest parts about K-State in my mind; there are sooo many ways to get involved!
I’ve been really busy with school work lately. I’ve had several tests, quizzes, speeches, and assignments due in the past few weeks. They always seem to schedule everything at the exact same time too; I think my teachers are out to get me! I just submitted an 8 page paper and gave a twenty minute presentation in front of my Leadership class, and from here on out it’s smooth sailing until Spring Break! I’m headed to Colorado for a weekend of skiing right after my last class on Friday, and I can’t wait!
Now that Spring is here, it’s time for you seniors out there to decide where you’re going to live next year. I’ve got one piece of advice for you guys in particular:
Joining a fraternity has honestly been one of the greatest experiences of my life. I’ve developed an incredible amount of friendships, and benefited so much from the Greek System as a whole. I know that fraternities get a bad reputation sometimes, but it is what you make it. There’s like thirty different houses that you can join! Each one of them is different too. If you want to party every day of your college career, there’s a fraternity for you. If you want to study for every second of your college career, there’s a fraternity for you. If you want to have a combination of those two things, there’s a fraternity for you! And, in each fraternity there’s such a diverse mixture of guys that you can literally fit into whichever one you decide. Being in a fraternity is a great way to meet new friends, a way to get involved in leadership, a way to get involved in philanthropies and community service, a way to gain valuable networking connections, and so much more. Ultimately the decision is up to you, but like I said, I would definitely recommend it! Fraternity Rush has already started, and it’s a super easy process. By following this link, you can learn more about the recruitment process, and find the simple form to fill out. Once you submit your information to the Office of Greek Affairs, you’ll start getting phone calls from all sorts of fraternities. They’ll tell you about events coming up, take you out to dinner, and take you on tours of their houses. This is a great way to get a feel for which fraternity is right for you, so I’d recommend attending as many events/tours/dinners as you can!