Pieces of My Puzzle

By Angel Schrader (Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University) I came to The Ohio State University as a first-generation student and as a young gay woman; these two identities were things that I was afraid people would look at me differently for when I began to navigate college life. These two identities also made rushing […]

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Building Relationships with Positivity

By Rebecca Bogosh, House Director at the Alpha Tau (University of New Hampshire) Chapter Positivity means “thinking in an optimistic way, looking for solutions, expecting good results and success, and focusing on making life happier. It is a happy and worry-free state of mind, which looks at the bright side of life.” Positivity is probably […]

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Planning is Paramount

By Courtney Schmidt (Alpha, DePauw University), Pearl Stone Partners Managing Partner Pearl Stone Partners (PSP) house directors have a dual focus: the people and the facility. In their role, house directors work to support the safety and well-being of the chapter facility residents; they are also responsible for the safety and security of the physical […]

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Coming Out and Finding Support

By Graciella Bocanegra (Zeta Omega, Western Carolina University) I was around 13 when I first came out to someone, and I can honestly say it was one of the scariest things I have ever done. My best friend at the time and I were sitting on her bed watching television, and I remember thinking that […]

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Discovering My Leadership Potential

By Candace Martin (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve University) Growing up, I was fairly shy. When I started college at Case Western Reserve University, I was excited about the possibility of expanding my horizons. I felt so eager to figure out who I was and to find my voice. Nothing helped me to do so […]

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The Importance of Daily Walkthroughs

By Amanda Farrer (Alpha Nu, University of Missouri), Pearl Stone Partners Engagement Manager Have you ever heard the phrase “See something, say something?” While it is normally associated with airport security or public safety, this saying can also be applied to the role of a house director. The primary property management job responsibility Pearl Stone […]

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Authentically Me

Advocating for Myself and Others Through My Journey with Narcolepsy By Dayle Lane (Tau, Brenau University) This article is an excerpt of a longer piece shared in the summer 2021 Lyre. Visit our website to learn how you can receive The Lyre. I remember walking in the hallway as I headed to class in the […]

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My Alpha Chi Coming Out Story

By Zoe Cawthon (Kappa Psi, Western Oregon University) Coming out to other people was something that took me a long time to do, but eventually I gathered enough courage and decided it was time. In the spring of 2020, I started small, with a Snapchat group of about six sisters – my big, the sister […]