Sorority Spotlight: Kristine Leland

HerCampus: When did you join your sorority?


Kristine Leland: I joined as a freshman in Spring of 2016.


HC: What made you want to become president of your sorority?


KL: Serving as president of a sorority was something I never thought would happen to me. I was fortunate enough that coming to Bryant I went through recruitment and found a sisterhood that saw greatness in me that I didn’t know existed yet. Through my time as an AOII I found the greatest passion in my life, and that was my sisters. They were the ones that helped me see my own potential and then helped me fulfill it. Never in my life have I had something that meant so much to me. Serving as President is my way to express my loyalty and love to my sisters and chapter.

HC: What's your favorite thing about your sorority?


KL: My favorite thing about Alpha Omicron Pi are easily my sisters. I look up to each of them in so many different ways. Our chapter is full of scholars, athletes, presidents of clubs, etc. Every day I’m with them I know I’m surrounded by people who make me a better person. Each of my sisters are so passionate and dedicated to other activities in their lives and it is so special when we all come together to support each other. I remember first feeling this as a new member when one of my sisters performed as Sandy in Grease. My entire chapter attended and made little cut outs of her in support. Sitting in the crowd at that moment I knew that I joined a sisterhood of women who cared so deeply about the success, happiness, and well-being of each other.


HC: What is something you want to see change within Greek life?


KL: When thinking about this question there is not much that comes to mind right away. I am so proud of what the Greek community stands for and all that it can accomplish. If I could change one thing I would change our level of visibility on campus. I would hope that in the near future Greek life can better showcase to the campus all that we do not only for our community here at Bryant but our national philanthropies as well.

HC: Why do you think girls should go Greek at Bryant?


KL: Going Greek opens up your door to unlimited opportunities. You make friends you may have never met otherwise. You build confidence in yourself to do things you never imagined yourself doing. You’re truly able to become the best version of yourself with the help of your sisters right beside you.