I was a freshman at CSUS in 2009. That summer during orientation, I saw the Panhellenic table and decided to visit and see what they were all about. I chatted with a couple girls and took home some info. The school year started and I kept seeing girls at the Panhellenic table. I went to talk to them again and decided to sign up for recruitment. My dorm roommates were going through it as well, so I thought it would be easier. Recruitment came and I chickened out. I had been shy my entire life, and I just didn’t feel ready. A few weeks later, a friend I had made in the dorm next to mine introduced me to a few Alpha Xi Delta Sisters. We clicked and as I hung out with them more, I started to meet more and more Sisters. I would go to their table in the quad just to hang out between classes, and I would cheer them on in their intramural games. I soon made the decision that I wanted to be a sister of Alpha Xi Delta. I waited for formal recruitment in fall 2010, and I knew I only wanted Alpha Xi. I was the first new member to reveal my bid, and as I was rushed into a huge group hug, I knew I found my home away from home. I only regret chickening out my freshman year. Before I became a Sister, Alpha Xi Delta inspired me to realize my potential. After I became a Sister, I did realize my potential. Upon graduating in 2013, I enlisted in the Army. I eventually got sent to El Paso Texas, where I came across the Iota Eta chapter at UTEP. I happened to see a Sister at Starbucks, and immediately introduced myself. Now I am an advisor for the chapter, where I get to help Sisters realize their potential just like I did. I will always be proud to say I am an Alpha Xi!