Honorary Sister Dr. Emily Daniels shares her Sorority Experience
Originally posted by Dr. Emily Daniels on August 28. 2015 on the SUNY Plattsburgh Fraternity and Sorority Life site.
A Sorority Experience from the Perspective of an Alumna Initiate
Accurately describing my feelings upon opening an email which said I had won the nomination as an honorary sister for the Omega Phi Beta sorority is difficult, but I will try. There was a sense of honor, gratitude, definitely joy, humility, surprise, and a sincere appreciation, as well as a profound curiosity to engage with this organization which so closely aligns with my own passions and standpoints.
The application for this opportunity states that qualifications for this award involve:
- A woman who lives her life with integrity.
- A woman who embraces her capacity to lead and inspire others to make a
difference and be a catalyst for change.
- A woman who is actively involved in her community. She is engaged in
service-learning; where she is interested in providing service in
response to community-identified concerns and the connection between
her service and her role in society”.
My desire to work within a strong community has been an ongoing goal and focus for me, both personally and professionally, and I thought that perhaps this organization might be an ideal space to do so.