I never thought sororities were “for me.” I’m pretty much the opposite of the stereotypical “sorority girl,” and I’m a member of the LGBTQ community. I thought that I would never “fit in” in a sorority. Some friends invited me to rush ASK during my first year at UCSB and I was very skeptical, but I decided to try it out. The rush process was very welcoming and very different from anything I had pictured in my head. Everyone was very welcoming and very genuine. I joined the Alpha Class of ASK and have been involved in recruitment since. As one of the current recruitment chairs I try my best to reach out to girls that don’t think of themselves as conventional “sorority girls” and show them how accepting and one-of-a-kind ASK is. My years in ASK have challenged me to look beyond my preconceptions, and this has led me to form many very meaningful friendships at UCSB. I can very honestly say I love my sisters and I love ASK.
Written by Angie Laguna
Angie is a third year Biology (B.S) major and is currently our recruitment chair.