There I was, standing with a look of trepidation, palms sweaty, heart aflutter. I had no faith at all that I would be welcomed into Alpha Psi Omega (APO), the national theater honor society. I’m not a theater major. I felt I had no place in the department other than being casual acquaintances with a few classmates I had encountered while pursuing my minor. What business did I have joining an organization for a department that I had such a small place in?
Although I feared the worst, I loved theater and I wanted nothing more than to join like-minded students who could eventually become some of my closest friends. So despite my doubt, I decided to go for it. I have never been more pleased with a decision in my life!
Everyone is encouraged to join even if they aren’t sure they have enough points, which are earned through participation in Theater Department activities. APO loves new members and gives them tons of opportunities to earn points throughout the year, such as volunteering in the theater library at the Ferguson Center, working backstage on productions or tabling for APO events.
Joining Alpha Psi Omega was one of the best decisions I have made in my collegiate career! I have made a bunch of new friends, and I feel much more at home in the department as a result of simply getting to know my classmates. I had a blast during my initiation into the organization, and our members are sure to make everyone feel as comfortable as possible during the process.