|College Panhellenic Association at FAU||
My name is Kayla Nedresky, and my hobbies are going to the beach and also working out! I chose FAU because it was by the beach and also because I knew no one that was going here. I wanted to start fresh, make all new friends and become who I really wanted to be. I went through sorority recruitment because I knew no one and I thought this would be a great way to get involved on campus. I have no sisters but I do have two older brothers so another reason why I wanted to go through recruitment was to find a sister connection which I found when I met my big. My organization has affected me in many ways. It's shown me what true sisterhood is about and how no matter what you always have your sisters to lean on. I am so glad that I decided to go greek!
Born in Baltimore, a northerner at heart, Florida Atlantic is not my normal cup of tea. I transferred here as sophomore, after leaving Florida for a year to go to college in Maine, coming home to take care of my mother who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and is now a survivor. In Maine, I had wanted to do Panhellenic life, but was unsure and stayed away. But when I got to Florida Atlantic, my mother convinced me to go through recruitment, knowing I needed my own support system, and in the end found my shoulders to cry on and my best friends in Phi Mu, Kappa Rho.
Coming into FAU, and college in general, my major was Elementary Education to follow in my families footsteps, but with the support of my sisters I changed my major to Secondary History Education to follow teaching what I love. Whenever I am not in the library, I am with my sisters doing everything from playing with puppies, to planning philanthropies, to napping and relaxing.
I would have to say that Greek life has saved me from what could have happened. In a rough time, I met amazing men and women who have become my best friends, sisters, family. As well, it has gotten me involved on campus, learning communication and leadership skills, especially holding such a wonderful position of Phi Mu’s Panhellenic Delegate.
Hey there! My name is Lauren Rumsey and I have the honor of representing Theta Phi Alpha as my chapter's Panhellenic Delegate here at FAU.
Growing up, I played basketball competitively and my team became my sisters, my second family. We would do everything together as a team! If one girl got in trouble, we all suffered the consequences. Being on the team I was, with the coaching staff I had, made me realize how my actions affect not only myself, but this whole group of women. I played with these same girls for 5 years, up until my senior year of high school. At this time I decided on going to FAU because I am only 30 minutes away from home and loved the idea of going to college away from home, but close enough to go home on any given day if I wanted! My friend convinced my to sign up for sorority recruitment with her because her sister was actually in a sorority at FAU so she told me about all the amazing things sororities represent and do. I could not wait to sign up and get these "sisters" that I had been longing for since my team and I stopped playing together. After the week of recruitment, my friend and I ran home to different homes and it was the most amazing feeling in the entire world to be embraced on Bid Day by all these girls that chose me to join their organization. Don't worry, my friend and I are still very close to this day despite the fact we ran home to different sororities, in fact, I think doing so brought us closer together! I became a leader right away and started taking on positions and utilized the experiences I learned on my basketball team about cooperating with different personalities and realizing my actions do not just affect me, they now affect these 100 women I have the honor of calling my sisters and I would never want to negatively impact my sorority or my sisters. I am finishing up my last calendar year in my sorority this year and I can honestly say that my last 4 years in my sorority have been the absolute best of my life. I have learned so many different leadership, academic, and social skills that I never would have had access too if I didn't join my sorority. To sum this all up, I would not be the woman I am today if it wasn't for my sisters, and the whole Greek Community here at FAU and I hope that every woman gets the most out of their sorority experience, the way I did!
Attending Florida Atlantic University has been one of the most rewarding experiences in my life, mainly because of my decision to join Delta Phi Epsilon in the fall of 2012. I have learned so much from the women I am surrounded by daily, and they have easily become my role models, my mentors, and my best friends.
I am a sophomore and am currently pursuing a career in Speech Pathology to help those with communication disorders. If I'm not studying, I'm at the beach with friends or hanging out with my sisters, family, and friends. Besides being a part of Delta Phi Epsilon, I also work part-time as a member of the Fort Lauderdale Red Bull Wings Team!
I love being active and involved on and off campus and love attending all the Greek Life events and activities. Joining Delta Phi Epsilon has been the best experience of my life, and I couldn't be more thankful.
Although I was born and raised in South Florida I still wasn’t ready to leave home after graduating from high school, I chose Florida Atlantic University to have my family close and be minutes from the beach. I wasn’t expecting all the great opportunities I’m continually offered. Having no other Greeks in my family I was hesitant to go through sorority recruitment but I was given such a warm welcome and found my second home with Alpha Xi Delta. I jumped at the opportunity to be on the College Panhellenic Executive board my freshman year and it was the best decision I’ve made yet. Working with girls from all other affiliations and meeting new people showed me how great Greek life is.
As a business major, Alpha Xi Delta helps me push myself academically and get the most out of my education. I plan to use my degree in the Salon and Spa industry, as beauty, health, and wellness have always been a passion of mine. I prefer to spend my spare time with family and friends, and enjoy being outdoors and keeping myself active. Whether it’s hitting a bucket of golf balls at the driving range or taking my dog for a run on the beach, keeping myself busy always helps me maintain a positive outlook.
I truly encourage anyone who has the opportunity to go through recruitment to give it a try and be open to new experiences. I am so grateful for all of the new relationships I’ve created and exciting memories I’ve made here at FAU and it is only the start!
When deciding on where to go to school, I knew I wanted out of snowy cold Michigan. I heard about FAU and decided I was going to come here without even seeing the campus. It has been the most rewarding experience next to joining Alpha Delta Pi. I joined the Theta Kappa chapter of Alpha Delta Pi in Fall 2012. I was later elected New Membership Coordinator and held that position up until November 2013. Which was one of the most humbling experiences of my life. I have loved being an active part of such an amazing group of women. Alpha Delta Pi has been such a vital part of my life. From my sisters who are always there for me, to the outstanding opportunities I have been blessed with. ADPi has taught me to do my best in whatever I undertake. I am a junior with a major in Political Science and a minor in Communications. I hope to be president of the United States eventually. When I am not with my sisters, I work in COSO on campus, I am on the Up 'Til Dawn board for St. Jude Children's Research hospital. I also am a nanny to two little girls.I enjoy spending time at the beach and going to the gym. I am so excited to participate in the Panhellenic community as delegate to increase my love for the FAU community and all the great experiences I will be able to have as delegate.
I've wanted to be in a sorority ever since I was young. I remember my mom telling me about her years in her sorority and how much fun it sounded! So finally college rolls around, at first I wasn't too thrilled about attending FAU. I was content though. Within the first few days of school I've made a few good friends and became close with my fellow floormates in HPT. I then decided to give recruitment a go. My first year going through recruitment my mind wasn't in the right place so I stopped going after the first few days. Which part of me regrets because I was miserable the remainder of that year. Yes, I had great friends but I wanted something more.
Finally sophomore year rolls around, and I decided to give recruitment one last try. I finally found a home with so many amazing women! Since then my time at FAU has been nothing but great! I was given that community and group I was searching for. I'm more involved with my school and community. I have pushed myself to be the best version of myself as well. Ever since going greek I've seen myself grow as a person and friend. I wouldn't trade my experiences for anything!
Greek Life has impacted my college experience positively. I decided to go through recruitment during my freshman year because I wanted to met new people and be apart of something that I could benefit from. I have met many great people in which I can say are lifelong friends. Greek Life not only helps with time managing and important aspects pertaining to school but also allows you to share close bonds with people you can trust and confide in. Becoming part of the Greek life community has molded me into a better, well-rounded person. It is an indescribable feeling knowing that you are apart of something great and the opportunities each sorority and fraternity has helps in the future with job openings and leadership roles.
I feel that fraternity and sorority life has impacted my life in a way that no other organization could. Besides the fact that I have met a group of men and women that I will never forget, I have gained a home away from home with a group of ladies that I am able to share the same morals, values, and ritual with. I cannot relay into words how meaningful it is to share a ritual with not only the sisters in my chapter, but with sisters nationwide. With fraternity and sorority life, so many doors have opened that bring me to numerous opportunities that I would not be able to pursue without these organizations. Becoming a leader, not only within my sorority, but in the community has shaped me into a better woman in my organization and my community. I feel that it is important for all men and women to find a “home” within our Fraternity and Sorority Life here at Florida Atlantic University in order to share the same experiences I've had within these past two years!
When I started at Florida Atlantic University in Fall of 2011, I had no plans to go through recruitment, but I thought that no matter what happened that it would be a good experience for me, and little did I know that it would be the best decision of my life. Since that first day of recruitment I have met the strongest and most beautiful women that I'm blessed to call my friends, sisters, and Panhellenic sisters. Something that everyone needs in college is a strong support system, and that is exactly what Florida Atlantic Greek Life has given to me. Philanthropy is something that I have always held close to my heart, and I have maintained my involvement in the community through philanthropic efforts by supporting not just one philanthropy, but by supporting all of the Greek organizations philanthropies here at FAU and outside of FAU as well. Finding a home away from home is always something special, and not only did I find a home, but I also found family. Since joining Greek Life, I have become a better version of myself, and through that I have become a better friend and I've learned what true sisterhood is. I'm so incredibly proud to be a Greek woman, and I'm proud to be an FAU Owl! Do More, Be More, and GO GREEK!