on the campus, and after graduation active in life, using your influence to promote that which is good, doing your bit to make thi s a better world in which to live. The second word of your motto is self-reliance. But self-reliance comes from knowledge. We are not afraid to do the things we know how to do ; we love to do the things we do well. Education is a preparation for life. If our education is thorough we will be sure of ourselves and we will not be afraid to rely on our own efforts. Nothing gives us more self-reliance than a knowledge and an understanding of the problems with which we must deal. The third word of your motto is trustworthy. Here in the sorority you learn to love and trust each other, and to inspire trust in others. " You do not want to lead a selfish life ; the aims of your organization outlaw selfishness. To be active, self-reliant, and trustworthy is to lead a useful life-useful to your college, your community, your country, and to the world. My hope for you is that life in a world of tomorrow will not dull the beauty or the freshness of these ideals, but rather strengthen them ." Wanda : Janet, just what is expected of a m ember of the sorority? Janet : A girl belonging to the sorority is expected to maintain a scholastic average of C or above. If she fails to do this she is considered a member not in good standing. She must abide by the national and chapter constitutions and by-laws. She must cooperate in
every possible 路way with any projects undertaken by the sorority. She must attend meetings, pay her dues, and at all times live up to the standards set up by the sorority . She must be considerate of other organizations and of the college faculty, cooperating with them at all times. Wanda: I am interested in what the national organization will do for me? Could you tell me more about this? Georgia: Why I 'll be glad to, Wanda. You must, of course, expect to receive some personal benefits from belonging to a national organization or you would gain little by joining. Being a member of a national organization enables you to meet and make friends wi th people from other college in many different states whom ordinarily you would not know. You learn how things are done on a large scale; you become broad-minded ; you acquire a knowledge of the workings of big organizations and you become more tolerant. You unconsciously develop a sense of being an important cog in a machine. Then, too, your connections with the sorority do not cease when you leave college. Members receive the chapter newsletter twice a year. There are numerous alumnre chapters scattered all over the country with a large and active membership . After leaving college you may continue to enjoy the same opportunities and pleasure you ha d as a collegiate member . . . .
Published on Oct 25, 2013