I joined Phi Sigma Pi the fall semester of my sophomore year. Since then, I have held three different positions, which include Leadership Chair, Public Relations Chair, and currently Vice President. With each position not only have I learned new things, but I have also grown as a person as well, especially the multiple times I have had to step outside of my comfort zone. I have also had leadership roles outside of PSP, each one bringing a new perspective and meaning to my life. I have learned that leadership roles should not just be about adding items to a resume, but instead they should be opportunities to work on skills and guide both yourself and others to a better place.
Being a leader does not mean you have to hold a position. There are brothers that do not take leadership positions, but that does not mean they are not leaders. They lead by being a supportive friend, helping others with or without being asked, or even taking part in a cause in which they believe in.The leadership events we plan range from volunteering at community events to learning about different personality traits, even to perfecting our resumes. Personally, I am absolutely amazed at how many hours some of the brothers of our fraternity commit to volunteering and community service. As stated earlier, leadership is advancing the welfare of humanity, and I see many examples of my brothers doing that daily.
My parting words for this post is this: My brothers, you all are leaders, and you probably have more supporters than you think you do.