When I was applying to colleges, UT was actually my last choice. Living in Austin, I didn’t want to come here because I believed that the student population was too large and it was too close to home. Thankfully; I ended up at UT and it turned out to be the best fit for me. I couldn’t have made a better decision because this school has everything I could’ve asked for! However, still intimidated by the large population, I was worried about finding my home. That’s where Texas Sweethearts came in.
I first heard about Texas Sweethearts at my freshman orientation and through friends in the organization. Everything I heard sounded exactly like what I needed. When fall hit, I began the recruitment process and fell in love with the girls and the organization! Unfortunately, I did not make it into the organization that semester, but that did not discourage me because I knew Sweethearts was the home for me. The following Spring, I was ready and eager to go through recruitment again. It was then that I was introduced to the most perfect sweetie class (S/O Spring 15) and found my best friends here at UT!
I couldn’t be more grateful to be in such an amazing organization like this one! I often get asked “Why Texas Sweethearts?” or “What made Texas Sweethearts stick out to you?”. To answer these questions, it is absolutely the people and everything we do as a whole. I can honestly say I have formed such incredible bonds with so many of these girls and don’t know what I would do without them. There are girls who I can go see a movie with (S/O to my iPic crew). There are girls who will sit in their PJ’s and watch The Bachelor with me and laugh and cry about it. There are girls who love to dance just as much as I do. There are girls who I can study with in the PCL for hours on end. There are girls who understand me for me and love me nonetheless. There are girls who will drop everything and run if I were to ever need them. There are literally so many amazing people in this organization and, as I said before, I don’t know what I would do without them. The people aren’t the only best thing about Texas Sweethearts, though. Whether it be service events like park clean ups, spirit events like tailgates, or social date events, I am always excited to go! There has not been one time that I’ve said “That doesn’t sound fun, I don’t want to go.” Sweethearts really does a lot to help our community and promote school spirit all while forming lifelong memories and I really value that.
Ever since my freshman year I have loved recruitment. I love talking and meeting so many amazing women that go to this university. That is one of the many reasons why I wanted to become recruitment chair this semester. One of my goals as recruitment chair is for this new class to find their home with Sweethearts, just as I did. I want them to form lifelong friendships and find their best friends! I am so excited to meet everyone and find a wonderful Fall 16 class!!!
Texas Sweethearts has completely changed my life in the best way possible. This organization is my rock and my home and I love it to the moon and back. I couldn’t be more thankful to be in such an incredible organization and I am honored to serve as Recruitment Chair this semester. I am very excited to see what the semester brings! 🙂