National Pan-Hellenic Council

Kira Hooks
President, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Q: Why did you join a sorority?Kira Hooks

A: Joining a Sorority was never something my mother pushed upon me, but from an early age I could see the impact Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. had on her life.  Whether it was hanging out with her line sisters or becoming more engaged with our community at home through Delta, it was obvious that she had made life long connections through the Sorority and felt it important to always be doing the work even past her collegiate years.  That sort of dedication was something I really admired in her, so when the opportunity presented itself to me, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was the only way.

Q: What keeps you involved in the Fraternity and Sorority Community?

A: It's more so the nature of the organization that inspires this sort of above and beyond commitment in its members.  When joining the Sorority, I made a life long commitment to doing the work of Delta.  The founding principles of the Sorority reinforce in its members a sense of humility in being able to do work within and behalf of the Sorority to make measurable changes in your communities.

Q: What is your favorite memory of Fraternity and Sorority Life?

A: Traveling with my line sisters to different states and being able to connect with other Deltas and other Greeks in those areas.  You really feel the sense of community amongst your Sorority and the Greek community as a whole.

Q: How has your involvement in your fraternity contributed to your Northwestern experience?

A: Being a part of the Theta Alpha Chapter at Northwestern has allowed me to really connect with our alumna who have since graduated, which is more than meaningful.  The alumnae have become some of my greatest allies during my time at Northwestern since I have them as resources and contacts as not only sisters who have come through Theta Alpha, but also as Northwestern graduates.

Q: Any advice to potential members?

A: Simply put, decide early on why exactly you want to become Greek.  It's easy to get caught up in a fantasy of what Greek life at Northwestern or in general is like; and if the glitz, glam, and letters are your guiding light for joining an organization then there are other spaces to have that allure and attention.  Joining a Sorority or Fraternity takes time and dedication and you want to respect the organization by actually taking the time to acknowledge its history and the history you could make within the organization.