Volunteer Highlight: Megan Crowley
Name: Megan Crowley
Chapter: Iota Sigma Chapter at Farmingdale State College
Volunteer Position: Panhellenic Relations Committee Member
"Being able to positively impact today's collegians so that their experience is the best it can be is so rewarding. It makes you realize the magnitude of being a part of something bigger than yourself."
How has Phi Sigma Sigma impacted you both as a collegian and an alumna?
Going to school in New York while my family lived in California, I knew I needed to find a place to call home. Phi Sigma Sigma is, quite literally, my home away from home. Sisterhood, the ability to grow and learn, develop employable skills for after graduation and unforgettable memories are just some of what this organization has given to me.
While it was evident that my chapter sisters played a huge role in my life, it was not until alumna life that I realized the extent of our sisterhood. On a weekly basis, I'm speaking with women from all over the country of all generations who all share the same common bond. This has made me even more proud and thankful to be a Phi Sig. The reason we call each other sister is because we are a family and family is forever.
Why did you choose to volunteer and why do you continue to stay involved? After graduation, I was moving from New York to California and was physically leaving my chapter sisters. I did not feel like I was done and wanted to continue my service to Phi Sigma Sigma. Being able to positively impact today's collegians so that their experience is the best it can be is so rewarding. It makes you realize the magnitude of being a part of something bigger than yourself.
What is your favorite memory as a Phi Sigma Sigma volunteer? During our first meeting for the Panhellenic relations committee we had introductions. All of the committee members were from places all over the country, some that I'd never heard of, except one who was from a neighboring town! I also worked with her during my collegiate years. It was comforting to know that I would be working alongside a familiar face and really proved the sentiment that "it's a small world."
What advice do you have for our seniors as they prepare to transition to alumna life?
It does not end when you graduate. It is simply a new chapter of your Phi Sig experience that can impact our sisters in significant ways on an inter/national level. I was worried that moving away from my chapter limited my options of getting involved. However, in the age of Zoom meetings and wifi on airplanes, there are endless ways of getting involved from anywhere in the world. Behind the curtain, there is a huge network of dedicated volunteers who all believe in the perpetuity of Phi Sigma Sigma. Let us help welcome you to your next chapter of your Phi Sig story! Always remember to aim high!