A Home Away From Home with Isa

Segment #10 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


All right, everyone. Let’s meet Isa, a senior Design, Innovation and Society and Sustainability Studies major. After coming to RPI all the way from Miami, Florida, Isa found her home away from home by joining a sorority. Through her sorority, she’s formed lifelong friendships, gained critical leadership skills, and has given back to the community. You’re up, Isa.

– Thanks, Alex. Hey, everyone. Coming into college, I actually never pictured myself joining a sorority, but by spring semester of my sophomore year and meeting lots of girls involved in sororities and seeing just how strong their sisterhood was, I knew that this was something I wanted to be a part of to find my home away from home. While I initially joined my sorority Alpha Phi because of the strong sisterhood I witnessed, being a part of my sorority’s executive board has taught me invaluable skills that will serve me well for the rest of my life. My time as Alpha Phi’s Vice President of Marketing has allowed me to discover my passion for marketing, and I’ll now be staying an extra year at RPI to get my MBA with a concentration in marketing through our Co-Terminal Program. Even more valuable though is the lifelong friendships I have formed with the girls I’ve met in my sorority. Any bad day seems not so bad when I’m able to go home to girls who I know will be there for me no matter what, and who know I will do the same for them. My favorite fraternity and sorority community events are our formals, the Block Party, and our Hockey Night. Go Engineers. I also love our philanthropy and community service events. RPI’s sororities and fraternities collaborate to raise money for charities, and volunteer to serve our Troy community. Fraternity and sorority life has been the highlight of my college experience. All of my fondest memories from my time here at RPI have been thanks to this community I have found right here on campus. And that’s all from me, now back to you, Alex.

– Wow, Isa, it sounds like you and your sorority sisters are making memories that will last you a lifetime. Thank you for all that you’re doing for RPI and the Troy community.

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