Female students filled K-State Student
Union room 227 as the Eta Gamma chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority held their annual FreshWOMEN Orientation event.
New and transfer women were invited to come to the event to
learn more about the resources and organizations available to students at K-State, specifically those available to female students.
“I thought this was a really fun event,” said Kyreena
McWilliams, freshman in criminology. “They made it really enjoyable and
personable. They were friendly and
informational, all at the same time. It was a really great time.”
McWilliams said that she attended the event because she wanted
to know more about the multicultural greek organizations for students. She said that she left with more information than she could have imagined and plans on seeking tutoring information because she needs the help.
McWilliams is not the only person who plans on seeking tutoring
help after attending the event. Adrene Evans, senior in human
resources management and social sciences, said she plans on seeking tutoring help as well.
“Even though I’m a senior, this is my first time attending
this event,” Evans said. “It sucks that I have been here at K-State for two
years now, and I just learned about so many resources that I could have
utilized before now.”
Five student resources had representation at the event: Powercat Financial Assistance, Counseling Services,
Leasure Hall Tutoring, the Academic and Career Information Center and Career and Employment
Services. All of these resources are available to provide help for
“I though Career and Employment Services also provided really great information,” Evans said. “Within the next year and a half, I will be graduating. They can help me find a job and help with career information.”
Three other organizations mentioned at the event were the K-State Women’s Center, Lafene Health Center and S.H.A.P.E.
Christa Martinez, president of Delta Sigma Theta and senior in social work, said she thought the
event went really well. She said she thought many of the women received information that will benefit them during their academic careers.
“I thought all of it was beneficial for the students who
attended this event,” Martinez said. “More specifically, all of the resources we
brought into the event will come in handy for people. All of the resources
that we provided will most likely be incredibly vital for all young women at K-State.”
Jasmine Walker, programming chair for Delta Sigma Theta and senior in public relations, said more women showed up than she expected. She
said there were a lot of new faces and that she was very happy with the number of people as she did not expect that many to come.
“This was the perfect opportunity for young women who are
new to campus to have come and have received a lot of information about many
different organizations and resources,” Walker said. “When these young women go
to orientation, the information is presented at tables, rather than being
verbally told to you, like at this event. Nobody has something that clusters
all of this information together.”
Delta Sigma Theta has been hosting FreshWOMEN Orientation for many years. The sorority’s alumni have provided detailed outlines for how to
plan and execute the event.
“This event encompasses all aspects of what our sorority is
all about,” Walker said. “It brings together our five-point thrust into one
wonderful event to help the new and transfer women to the K-State campus.”
The five-point thrust is composed of economic development,
educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and
mental health and political involvement and awareness.
As the event began to wind down and women began to leave,
participants and attendees were able to mingle and digest all of the
information that was presented to them during the event.
“This event is something we continue to improve every year,”
Martinez said. “We have just continued to improve as the years have progressed.
This year the FreshWOMEN event was very successful and felt very welcoming.”