Growing up, junior Addison Miller always heard about Greek Life from her parents personal experiences in college. So it’s no surprise that Miller is currently the President of Kappa Kappa Gamma (Kappa). The international relations major hailing from Birmingham, Alabama is “constantly making sure the wheel is in motion” at Kappa Kappa Gamma.
“I really enjoy the constant input and questioning that comes with Greek Life. It really makes the Greek Life’s presence healthy and encourages us to review where we’re at,” Miller explained.
Considering her involvement with Kappa Kappa Gamma, it’s hard to imagine Miller not previously considering Greek Life.
“During my freshman year at Colgate, I made friends across campus but I still wanted a niche,” Miller explained. “I went to an all-girls school, so I was really looking for that single-sex relationship. It was a combination of my own curiosity and seeing other girls on campus involved in sororities that made me go for it.”
Now Miller identifies her Colgate experience with Kappa Kappa Gamma and can’t even imagine not being involved.
“This year’s quarry and bid-day festivities were a great memory for me. I really enjoyed welcoming new girls and becoming an older girl in the situation,” Miller explained.
Miller believes that in order for the best experience to be had with Greek Life, the 1991 Board of Trustees rule must be re-evaluated.
“It was awesome the number of girls that registered for our sorority, but we just can’t sustain the number of girls we had. The recruitment policy makes it challenging for us to do what we want to do,” Miller said.
Kappa Kappa Gamma’s national philanthropic organization is Reading is Fundamental (RIF), which supports children’s literacy. Kappa Kappa Gamma is also joining with a Center for Outreach and Volunteerism Eduction (COVE) group, Jumpstart, to promote children’s literacy.
Even though being the president of a sorority is a major responsibility, Miller remains active in other activities on campus. Miller has been on class council for two years and was a member of the Senate her first-year. You may even catch Miller around campus giving tours to perspective students.
Overall, Miller describes her Greek Life experience as “very positive” and “the best experience.” Miller will be giving up her leadership position when she studies abroad in Dijon, France this spring. Her advice to students interested in being a part of Greek life is simply, “Ask upperclassmen and see what’s out there. Go through recruitment, even if you’re only remotely considering it.”