"During every conversation I had with an ADPi, I never felt a need to “fit” in or to say the “right” thing, and that feeling has carried on throughout my two years in the chapter."
My name is Anna Moeller, and I am a rising third-year majoring in International Development Studies and minoring in French.
I didn’t always know that I wanted to be in a sorority; however, going through my freshmen year completely online and dealing with the isolation that Covid-19 brought, I was incredibly nervous about making friends and feeling connected to campus. As a result, I ended up registering for recruitment thirty minutes before the deadline which I can honestly say was probably one of the best impromptu decisions I ever made.
Having no prior knowledge of what being in a sorority entailed, I came into the first day of recruitment feeling very apprehensive and underprepared. However, my nerves were quickly alleviated when I started to talk with all the houses. ADPi stood out to me from the very beginning as the conversations I had with the women in the chapter were so easy and genuine. During every conversation I had with an ADPi, I never felt a need to “fit” in or to say the “right” thing, and that feeling has carried on throughout my two years in the chapter.
Coming from a relatively small high school, ADPi has become such an important support system for me while trying to navigate such a large school like UCLA. I know that I have met some of the most genuine, ambitious, and selfless women in this chapter who inspire and encourage me every day. The women in this chapter are heavily involved on campus and have given me the confidence to apply for leadership and work opportunities that I wouldn’t have otherwise applied to.
Whether it be debriefing my week over brunch at the HOP or doing goat yoga on a random Saturday during winter quarter, the memories (big & small) I have made with the women in ADPi are some of my most cherished. There are no other people I’d rather scream my heart out at a concert or stay up late studying with. And I can’t wait to make more memories like these with my sisters in the Fall!
Recruitment can definitely feel overwhelming at times, but I can honestly say that it is one hundred percent worth it! Coming home to ADPi was one of the best choices I have ever made. I am so incredibly grateful for all the lifelong friendships that I have been able to make and to be in a sisterhood where I can be truly myself.