So, my name is Lindsay Schommer. I am currently a junior here at Puget Sound, I’m majoring in psychology and minoring in Spanish. I am a very proud member of the Greek community, and I suppose that is the reason that I was asked to write these journals/blogs for the university. Earlier this year I was featured in a poster campaign by the Greek honor society, Order of Omega, to advertise recruitment, and that being Greek on our campus isn’t exclusive, and doesn’t mean that you can only be Greek. Here is the poster that I was on: (Photo credit: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150575215201754&set=t.645435154&type=3&theater)
Currently I am serving as the Vice President on the executive board of the Panhellenic Council. I know that probably sounds like gibberish to most people who are unfamiliar with the inner-workings of Greek life (probably sorority life more specifically). So, basically the Panhellenic Council is a board of 7 officers from all of the sorority chapters on campus. We work closely with the men’s Interfraternity Council to put on events for the whole Greek community, and run a Greek Community Standards Board, and we run recruitment. As a part of this board I am going to be disaffiliated from my chapter starting next semester and lasting until the end of formal recruitment next January in order to help young women with the recruitment process. That is the reason that I will not be talking about my affiliation specifically in any of my posts. But I hope that I will be able to provide some insight into the happenings of our Greek community.