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Sarah Polkaba and Stephanie ClaarFinding success in sorority life

By Rose Gause '19, Social Marketing Team Journalistic Writer

Sorority recruitment is here. That’s right, it’s here a season early. Starting this year formal recruitment begins in the fall rather than spring. Interested students should be on the lookout for sorority events and information tables set up in Lane. This is an exciting time for Greeks and potential Greek members, but let’s not forget being a part of a sorority is about the the scholarship, leadership, philanthropy, and lifelong friendships. One of the oldest and largest women’s organization with these instilled values is the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities. Frostburg State University’s NPC sororities are Alpha Sigma Tau, Delta Zeta, and Alpha Sigma Alpha

Alpha Sigma Tau was chartered at Frostburg State in 1988. The sorority focuses on the ethical, cultural, social, and professional development of their members. The sorority’s mission is to invest in women and they do so through women’s wellness initiatives. They also participate in Habitat for Humanity events and hands-on-service.

Sarah Polkabla is a senior at Frostburg State University and a sister of Alpha Sigma Tau. She is pursuing double majors in computer science and secure computing & information assurance and a minor in dance. She is currently the President of Upsilon Pi Epsilon, Vice President of College Panhellenic Council (CPC) and a member of the President’s Leadership Circle (PLC). Polkabla has already been accepted into her Alpha Sigma Tau’s Collegiate Ambassador Program. As Vice President of Alpha Sigma Tau, Polkabla was able to attend the 42nd Alpha Sigma Tau National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. over the summer where she got to experience what sorority sisterhood really meant. 

“I was in a room with 250 other Alpha Sigma Tau sisters. It was great to see that Alpha Sigma Tau is something bigger than just a sorority on campus. The sisterhood [at Frostburg] is so close knit, but I also have the sisterhood around the country,” says Polkabla.  

Delta Zeta will celebrate their 25th year on campus next spring. Their purpose is to inspire, promote and nurture friendship, personal development, leadership excellence, and innovative growth. Delta Zeta partners with the Starkey Hearing Foundation and they volunteer at different charity events such The Painted Turtle Camp.

Stephanie Claar is a senior at FSU and sister of Delta Zeta. She is pursuing a major in early childhood and elementary education. She serves as the secretary for Delta Zeta and Colleges Against Cancer, and the secretary and treasurer of CPC. Claar is also a member of the PLC and has been given scholarships through the program.

I got into PLC through all my involvement on campus. My involvement is heavy on Greek life positions and without that I wouldn’t be in PLC. I am tuition-free this entire school year because of PLC,” says Claar.

Claar also attended the Norma Minch Andrisek Leadership Conference over the summer at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she got the chance to walk the same paths as her founding sisters.

The newest NPC chapter, Alpha Sigma Alpha has been on campus since 2010. Their vision is to cultivate values and ideas in women who are known for their character and concern for others. The sorority donates and volunteers in many philanthropic events such as Girls on the Run International, Special Olympics, and S. June Smith Center.

Grace Thompson volunteers at Beautify the BurgGrace Thompson is a senior majoring in parks and recreation management with a concentration in therapeutic recreation and is a sister of Alpha Sigma Alpha. Thompson serves as the CPC chair for her sorority. She is most proud of her involvement with the 2017 Be Like Bob event which boasted its highest attendance to date. Currently, she is developing sisterhood events for CPC.

I don't know where I would be without Greek life because when I transferred in I didn't know anyone or have friends who attended FSU. So, I attribute my current success to the support that I received from my sisters, says Thompson.

Collectively the sororities participate in Beautify the Burg, an annual street cleanup as well as other sisterhood events such as lock-ins through CPC. 

Upcoming events: Sorority Fun Night - September 14th at 6 PM in Lane University Center, Blood Drive-September 15th from 11AM-3 PM in Lane University Center Atkinson Room, Womanless Beauty Pageant - October 4th at in Lane University Center. 


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