Campus Profile: Ali Hentzel

This week's Campus Profile is Sigma Delta Omega recruitment chair, Ali Hentzel. Read on to learn more about her organization and her experience here at Oregon State.

Name: Ali Hentzel

Hometown: Corvallis, Oregon

Major/Minor: Microbiology with Pre-Med Option, Chemistry Minor

Year: Junior



HC at Oregon State: What is your favorite thing about going back to school?

Ali: How gorgeous Oregon State’s campus is in the fall! There are so many trees all over campus, and it’s absolutely beautiful when the leaves are so colorful in October.


HC at Oregon State: What made you choose the major that you did here at OSU?

Ali: I’ve always wanted to have a positive impact on the world, and I feel that the best way I can do that is to pursue medicine. I’ve always been interested in immunology, and the microbiology program here at Oregon State is fantastic!


HC at Oregon State: When did you join Sigma Delta Omega and what drew you to the organization? Can you tell us more about how SDO empowers women in STEM fields?

Ali: I joined Sigma Delta Omega during fall term of my freshman year. I was drawn to the supportive atmosphere, and the amount of enthusiasm that SDO women have for the sorority, as well as their own goals. Our philanthropy supports STEM programs in the K-12 school district, part of which goes towards scholarships for young girls interested in science. We also volunteer with STEM programs for girls, encouraging women of all ages to pursue their passion for science!


HC at Oregon State: What sets Sigma Delta Omega apart from other sororities here on campus?

Ali: SDO is all about supporting each other, both in our personal and professional goals. We understand that school is every student’s number one priority, so we focus on academics over everything else. We’ve placed in the top 3 highest GPA for all Greek organizations at OSU for the past 10 years!


HC at Oregon State: What’s your favorite study spot here on campus?

Ali: My bed, with my cat Chandler curled up next to me! Just kidding. I like to study on the first floor of the library because it’s usually pretty quiet, but it’s not a “quiet floor” so I don’t have to feel bad about chewing too loudly!


HC at Oregon State: What has been your favorite memory here on campus?

Ali: Oh gosh, that’s such a hard question! I have so many great memories! If I had to narrow it down to two, it would be when I found out my big is, Rachel, and when I met my little, Danni. They are two of the most amazing women I know and I am so lucky that they are part of my SDO family!


HC at Oregon State: Do you think being involved in Greek life here at Oregon State will help you with your goals after graduation?

Ali: Definitely! Being part of Greek life has taught me so much. I’ve gained valuable leadership skills, as well as connections to the resources that I need to pursue a career in medicine.


HC at Oregon State: How do you think being a part of Greek organization on campus is different from joining other student organizations available? What sets the Greek community apart and helps students become so successful?

Ali: When you join a sorority or a fraternity, you aren’t just participating in an organization for four years. You’re joining a sisterhood for a lifetime. Being in a sorority is unlike anything else because you are surrounded by women who care about you and support you. I know that my sisters will always have my back, even after graduation!


HC at Oregon State: Does Sigma Delta Omega have any upcoming recruitment events during fall or winter term that those interested can attend?

Ali: Absolutely! We will be hosting recruitment events during Week 1 and Week 2 of Fall and Winter term. Feel free to email me if you have any questions or are interested! [email protected] .


If you are a woman here on campus interested in joining Sigma Delta Omega: shoot them a message on Facebook, visit them on Instagram, check out their Center for Fraternity & Sorority Life profile here, or check out their website.


Stay tuned next week for another member of the Greek community here at Oregon State to join us in celebrating fall recruitment season!