From LSU Student to Panhellenic Council President in a Year
When Corrin Connelly received the phone call from LSU’s current Panhellenic President, she knew it meant that her nomination for the upcoming Panhellenic President had been accepted. She eagerly waited for the slate to be presented at the next Panhellenic Council meeting, where members of the executive board would vote on their successors.
Corrin Connelly, 19-year-old junior, had no idea where Alpha Delta Pi Omega Chapter would take her when she accepted her membership into its sisterhood. A year later, she traded in her title as Chapter President for Panhellenic President.
When Corrin first joined ADPi, she was already involved in numerous organizations on campus such as Student Government, International Studies Society and Dance Marathon. Becoming a founding member of ADPi was the next step to advancing her leadership skills and her academic career.
After months of meetings and sisterhood events, officer elections took place and Corrin became the first president of ADPi since its return to campus. Her main objective while in office was chapter development. She wanted members to put an emphasis on sisterhood, to develop a plan to support the chapter’s philanthropy, Ronald McDonald House, and for members to be involved in ADPi and the Greek community.
During her term of Chapter president, she was able to see the Panhellenic community thrive in working together to provide an atmosphere of encouragement and growth. “Over the past year, I’ve been able to see just how strong and tight-knit our Greek community is here at LSU. The amount of support our chapter received and continues to receive is astounding and inspiring,” said Corrin, “I wasn’t completely sure where I saw my leadership journey going next, but with a little push from my sisters and our advisors, I decided to go for it.”
Now she plans to take the leadership skills she has gained from ADPi and apply them to the Panhellenic community. While in office, she hopes to keep the community moving forward by making Greek life a positive and impactful experience for each of its members.