Each year my fraternity picks one William & Mary lady to be our “sweetheart”, which basically means that she’s fantastic and friends with most all of the brothers. Last semester, I aspired to also have the same title for one of the sororities on campus that I personally love. So, at one of their meetings, I made a cheesy sign and brought all of the sisters fruit snacks. It worked, and I couldn’t have been more excited to be Alpha Chi Omega’s Sweetheart!
One perk of being the sweetheart is that I get to attend their date parties and formals each semester. One was at the Virginia Aquarium, and another at the Williamsburg Community Center where I was officially presented as sweetheart with a red carnation in hand. I will also be pictured in their sorority composite this year, which is pretty sweet.
Last semester was one of the toughest that I experienced academically, but I was able to still maintain that all important balance of academic and social life. I think that William & Mary’s reputation for rigorous academics can often lead people to believe that students don’t have that much. I can safely say that this misconception is false.