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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Illinois State chapter.

Emily Gibbons, sophomore political science major, is taking over campus by getting involved in many different student organizations. She is a determined student who puts her hard work ethic to use every single day at Illinois State. Read our interview with Gibbons to find out more about what she does for our campus.
HC: What organizations are you involved with on campus?
Gibbons: I am the president of the sorority Phi Sigma Sigma and I am involved with College Republicans. Also, I am on the Civic Engagement committee within Student Government Association and a member of Sigma Alpha Lambda.
HC: What made you want to become involved with so many organizations?
Gibbons: I like being extremely involved on campus because I had so much free time first semester my Freshman year, and I just really like being involved and informed.
HC: What qualities do you have to possess in order to hold the positions that you do?
Gibbons: To hold the positions I do, it is required to be a good communicator as well as having a backbone. Being a leader isn’t hard. It just takes dedication and passion for what you’re doing.
HC: What is the best and worst part of being so involved?
Gibbons: The best part is how many people you meet and make connections with. The worst part is being forced at a young age to take time management seriously.
HC: How do you think your involvement will help you in the future?
Gibbons: I think being involved will help me in the future with time management, communication, and networking.
HC: What advice would you give students who are unsure about joining a RSO?
Gibbons: I would say if you are curious, go for it! This is the time in your life to explore and expand your interests.

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Megan Maginity

Illinois State

Megan is a sophomore Journalism major at Illinois State University, with a minor in Creative Writing. She balances her time between class, her sorority- Gamma Phi Beta, and writing for the college newspaper- The Daily Vidette. When she’s not busy, Meg likes to shop for the best sales, rollerblade, hang out with friends or watch reruns of Sex and The City. Becoming a campus correspondent/editor-in-chief was a great accomplishment for her because she is an aspiring writer, hoping to take on the world of mass media after graduation in 2013.