Real Leadership

A student at California State University, San Marcos recently shared this story. It's only a few weeks into the school year and we're excited to see how God continues to move on campus throughout the year! 

By Santine Hsueh

One month after I became a Greek InterVarsity alumni, I was able to reflect and see what Greek IV has done to me.

I did not expect myself to be challenged in my faith and be tested as a person as I got myself deeper into this community. The more I found myself involved, the more actually (dare I say) wanting to quit half the time. I remember trying to find excuses to not engage my sisters in spiritual conversations because it was intimidating. I remember the lonely times I felt being the only Asian American (aka a minority) in my Greek IV chapter thinking nobody else understands why it is so difficult to be myself sometimes. I remember the times I was angry at the fact that things seemed to be “falling apart” with my Greek IV chapter as the attendance slowly dwindled. I remember the frustrating moments I had from not seeing fruit in the people and “things” I spent so much time investing in.

How did you first get connected with Greek InterVarsity?

My friend and sorority sister Riley was already a leader within InterVarsity on our campus and she had heard about the Greek InterVarsity conference that was going to be held in Indianapolis. Riley and I had been friends since 6th grade, we joined the same sorority , and we also had a faith relationship. She strongly encouraged me to attend the conference with her because she felt that she and I had been called to attend this conference. 

By Kristen (Davis) Miele

I transferred to the University of Illinois in the middle of my sophomore year. I left a small, Christian school in Michigan and was not surprised to find out how much different a Big Ten public school was. I made the decision to go through recruitment in the fall of my junior year and ended up joining Kappa Alpha Theta.

Introducing Alison Smith, a Greek InterVarsity campus staff worker at the University of Utah. She is a frequent poster on the Greek IV blog, so get to know her here!

How did you first get connected with Greek InterVarsity at Utah? 

Here at the University of Utah I am a part of the newest fraternity on campus, Delta Sigma Phi. A group of girls walked into one of our meetings one day, and introduced us to Greek Intervarsity. I was extremely interested, as I wanted to get to know people here within the Greek community, and I thought that this would be a great way.

By Kristen (Davis) Miele

Sometimes God answers prayer almost immediately after asking. Other times, it seems we wait forever. The summer before graduate school, I had been reading “Too Busy Not to Pray.” This book encouraged me in my prayer life and spiritual walk with the Lord. One afternoon, I spent time praying about my future. I had no idea how I was going to pay for graduate school or where I would live on campus, I just knew that I was going. I asked God to show me what he wanted for me.

By Dan Clinton

I started going to Greek IV with some friends during my sophomore year; but the real transformation did not start until I began considering the Chapter President role in my Fraternity. 

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