Name: Rebekah Przybysz
Major: Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Trial Research
Graduation Year: Spring 2022
Sorority and involvement: As a sister of the Gamma Epsilon chapter of Delta Gamma, I have had the chance to volunteer at the Akron Blind Center, White Cane Walk, the Kent Lions Club, and a local rummage sale. Since joining, I have learned the importance of volunteering and raising money for the blind and visually impaired as a whole and in my community.
About Me: I am from Parma, Ohio, and have lived there for the majority of my life. I came to Kent State as a freshman in the Fall of 2018 and joined Delta Gamma as a sophomore in the Fall of 2019. When I was a freshman, I wasn’t sure what Greek life was about and had to offer. I was involved with CHAARG, which is a great organization to empower women, and SNP, which is a club for nursing students at Kent State. Even though I started to get involved, I still didn’t find the happiness I was looking for. I ended up transferring to Ohio University because I thought that was the only answer to relieve my struggles. My parents urged me to stay at Kent State to see what else it had in store for me. Once I was convinced to stay, I started to meet some of the men in Sigma Chi at the end of my freshman year because of my good friend, Jalen Avila. When I wasn’t involved in Greek Life, many of the men explained to me the benefits, which made me want to go through sorority recruitment. As a young woman, hearing how well the men spoke of the women in the PanHellenic community made me very excited to go through the recruitment process. I gave it a chance, and my life changed forever. Joining Delta Gamma gave me a purpose and surrounded me with the most empowered women who push me to always do my best. As a senior looking back at who I was freshmen year, it brings upon many emotions. I have grown so much because of Delta Gamma and Sigma Chi, and for that, I would not change a thing. While battling my struggles and trying to find answers, I can finally say I am confident in who I am, and I’ve grown into a strong and passionate individual.
Hobbies/interest: I have always been very dedicated to my academics and enjoy learning new things. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends who I hold very close to my heart. When I have free time, I like to travel and go on spontaneous adventures.
Favorite Memory Since being Sweetheart: Since being Sigma Chi’s sweetheart, I have made many memories. I would say that my favorite memory since becoming sweetheart would be homecoming. Not only did I get to spend my entire day with the active brothers, but I also had the chance to meet the alumni and everyone’s families. I had the best time getting to know everyone and had the chance to hear the wonderful memories made by the different generations of brothers.
Favorite thing about Sigma Chi: There are many things I love about Sigma Chi, and I could not name just one. While getting to know this group of men, they have treated me with so much love and respect. This chapter has shown me what true friendship is and has opened me up to many opportunities. I truly know that I will always have their support and can’t wait to see what the future holds for this chapter. I admire how passionate they all are about raising money for the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, and I have become very dedicated to fundraising for this organization as a result. Also, I love all the adventures we go on and always enjoy spending quality time with them. It’s so nice to walk through any of the houses and feel welcomed every single time. Lastly, I get to truly call them family, and that is why I love Sigma Chi.