Ishani Patel

Mechanical Engineering, 4th year

Sigma Sigma Rho

Q. How has your Greek affiliation had a positive impact on your Georgia Tech experience?

Greek Life has made a huge impact on my college career. It has opened countless doors for me throughout my time at Georgia Tech including social events, leadership opportunities, and simply the opportunity to get more involved on campus. Being Greek has given me a very well balanced college experience. At a school as challenging as Georgia Tech it is easy to only focus on the curriculum and forget to enjoy the best four years of your life. Greek organizations stress the important of academic excellence along with building strong relationships and making memories. This is the most valuable thing I have gained from being Greek.

Q. How has your Greek affiliation helped you to become more involved in other activities at Georgia Tech?

Being in a sorority I have had the opportunity to branch out and meet people from a number of different organizations. I have been able to participate in activities such as Tech Beautification Day, Homecoming Week, and Greek week due to my Greek affiliation. Through these events and many others I have been able to get involved in the Georgia Tech community overall. 

Q:What advice would you give to incoming freshmen?

My advice to freshman would be to come into college with an open mind and get involved in new things. It is really easy to get caught up in the day to day of college life, but it's much more enjoyable when you find a group of people that you fit in with to help you through it. Freshman year should be a time to find where you fit and what you enjoy the most. Therefore, I would say that freshman should come in and try as many new things as possible to figure out what they enjoy most and what they want to make of their 4 (or more) years at Georgia Tech. 

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