By: Mark Arce
Paige Kovarik, a junior from Leawood, spoke with the Kansan about a day in her life being president of Kappa Delta Sorority, one of the 16 sororities at the University and a part of the University’s Greek life, which represents over 3,500 students or 18 percent of the undergraduate population, according to the Student Involvement & Leadership Center.
Q: What is your typical day like?
A: It varies day to day. I’ll have a class in the morning, then I’ll come sit at the library and do homework, answer emails for a few hours and just work on projects. You know just go to lunch and maybe a class or meeting after that. And here and there sometimes I’ll just sit down with like either a chapter member if they’re having a problem or want to talk about something or even just a friend catching up. Then class and then come home, I’ll usually do homework or have a meeting that night or some sort of event I wanted to attend, and then more homework and bed.
Q: As president of Kappa Delta, what are you in charge of from day to day?
A: There’s a lot. My role basically as president is to serve as a support system for my chapter and all the women in leadership roles within it. I’m a manager so to speak. And I just work with Greek life here at the University, our national organization, and then internally with our council members, our executive Board and just the rest of our chapter as well.
Q: How do you stay on top of it all?
A: It’s definitely a lot. When I started off it was all a bit crazy. I wasn’t expecting as many emails as I was getting, so that was definitely a shock. But I think it is one of those things that you get the hang of. I was very organized in general, but I think it is definitely a learning experience to prioritize everything and really just [realize] what’s important at this moment and what can be held off till a later date.
Q: What do you do outside of the sorority?
A: Now I’m kinda all over the place. I currently serve as a Peer Leadership Consultant, we facilitate a lot of group sessions for different organizations on campus.
—Edited by Ben Carroll