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ESA Sisters Sharing Their Sorority Experience! 

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Gianna Lange:I love ESA because of how diverse and inclusive we are, I love how everyone should feel welcome. My favorite memory so far is big/little reveal. I think it's so special because for weeks it's a secret and then everyone all finds out at once and everyone is so happy. I never thought that I'd be in a sorority, let alone being on the board, but I'm in love with it. 

Kenzie Oakes: I rushed ESA because I wanted to make new friends and give back to the community. One of my favorite memories had to be big/little reveal. When I found out who my big was, I was sooo happy. Just being welcomed into such a fun, loving sorority made me look at life in a whole different way. I am able to be my true authentic self around these girls. ESA is the true definition of girlhood and I am so happy I rushed.

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Kasia Gawlik I love ESA because it feels so close to home. I love our chapter it is filled with love, inclusion and fun. I rushed ESA to get more involved in the community and to meet new people. It seriously was one of the best decisions I have made at ISU. My favorite memory in ESA has been barn dances they are so much fun every year! I enjoyed the goats and farm animals this year and the hay rides always have a good time in ESA.

Cassidy Thorner: I love ESA because of the diverse amount of girls you will find here. There are so many different personalities in the chapter but I think that is what adds to the experience. I truly have loved my time in ESA. I have been in it since freshman year and don't think I would be who I am without the help of ESA. I have found so many friends here and know that I will be connected with them for forever.

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Avery Wietfeldt: ESA has given me some of the most amazing friends! Each and every girl I have met through ESA has been so supportive of everything going on in my life - whether I need a shoulder to cry on or just someone to talk to. I was not sure at first if I should rush, but I could not be more glad that I did! I am a senior this year and it is only my second year in ESA! So my best advice to anyone interested in ESA is that it is never too late to rush! You will not regret it. :)

Lindsey Bahena: ESA has truly been my home away from home. Ever since the beginning everyone was super welcoming, and kind! Which is the reason why I decide to rush with ESA, I have met lifelong friends thanks to this amazing sisterhood. Some of my favorite memories have been going to barn dance, as well as being apart of the run, walk, rally with St.Jude. Going to barn dance was a great way to spend more time and bond with other sisters! As for the run, walk, rally, it was an amazing experience to be able to cheer on others and support a good cause!

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Melissa Alcantar:I love ESA because it has given me endless volunteer opportunities that have allowed me to meet so many people!! I have truly learned so much through various volunteer opportunities. I rushed because everyone was so welcoming and it truly felt like a sisterhood I wanted to be a part of. I have had the chance to attend so many events that were so much fun!! One of my favorite events was barn dance! I really had so much fun with my sisters and took the cutest pictures!

Shelby Riddle: I love ESA because of its inclusivity. From the start, the girls were so welcoming and inviting, encouraging new members to join! I also love the opportunities that come along with being in ESA! There are opportunities to make friends and connections, do service work, and be part of something so fun. My favorite memory so far has been either barn dance or bid day. What I'm looking forward to most is meeting new pledges during rush and possibly finding my little.

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Trinity Schiff: ESA has taken over my life in the best way possible! I always tell people that I never imagined being in sorority and on top of that being on our Executive Board. When I first started at ISU, I ran into a friend from high school who introduced me to her friends and they were all in ESA and when I went to the festival table it was her Big that talked to me and it was such a positive experience so I decided to give it a try. From there, I got the best Big who has become a friend for life and my littles that I adore and always look forward to our family dinners. I also fell in love with the amount of service we did with our philanthropies and in the community. My favorite event has always been Night in A Car through Home Sweet Home Ministry. ESA has become a second family to me and I love that we all hold the same values of service and leadership.

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