My name is Amelia Langhart and I am currently serving as Pi Beta Phi's President. I am a senior from Dallas, Texas majoring in Supply Chain Management. I decided to come to Auburn after touring during a tour I took in the spring of my junior year of high school, and falling in love with the campus, the people, and every interaction I had! I have been able to turn dreams into goals and turn goals into achievements during my time at Auburn. Through various campus organizations, I have made connections that will last me a life time and have altered not only my Auburn experience, but my life.
One of the most important things I had done for myself at Auburn was go through recruitment as a freshman. This was one of the most beneficial experiences of my time here, and it lead me to my home. I encourage any PNM to take comfort in the fact that over 1600 other young women will be going to all the sororities, having conversations with people they have never met, and sweating in that Alabama summer heat. But the thing that will set you a part is remaining true to yourself. It can be difficult not be intimidated by the environment of recruitment because of how much is going on, but after all, you are about to an Auburn University student, and for that reason alone you are more than extraordinary. You can do it!
My time in Pi Phi has helped form me into the woman I am. The women in this chapter are absolutely sensational. No one is the same. No one is exactly like one another. No one is anything less than unique. The thing that we do have in common is that we chose to become women of Pi Beta Phi through the connection that we felt during our recruitment experience, through the values we saw held true, and the women that we wanted to become. I have never thought twice about calling a sister when I am in need. I have always had a sister to lean on, to laugh with, and to love. I have developed relationships with women in this chapter that will last me a lifetime.
As chapter president, I have dedicated my last year in college to this chapter through consistent service. I want nothing more that to help these women develop themselves, make sure they are enjoying the limited time they have in their undergrad experience, and ensure that after these four or five years are said and done that they will be able to go out into the “real world” and be confident in who they are. Serving a group of strong, empowered, and individual women is ever changing and that’s one of the reasons why I love it so much. For as along as I can remember, all I have wanted was to be able to make an impact. Whether that’s adding something to one person or many people’s lives, I just want to make a difference. Having a goal so broad and that is based on strictly human reaction to how you lead and how you communicate has not been an easy journey, but I am not fulfilled by an easy task, I am fulfilled by meaning. Serving the women of Pi Beta Phi has been the most meaningful thing I have done so far. I have learned more about myself, my strengths, and my joys in life than I could have ever imagined.
These women will become political figures in the community and the country. They will be nurses, doctors, physical therapists. They will be psychologists, actuaries, accountants, engineers, journalists, event planners, and business leaders. They are dynamic and brilliant. They are who makes up this chapter and I am someone who has the privileged of helping them soak up this time we have together and make is mean something more than a t-shirt or an Instagram post. They are women I will look up to and enjoy the company of years from now.
College is no easy experience. Though it is fruitful in blessings and opportunities, it is something that you should not go through alone. This sorority has given be a support system no one can replace. They are the friends who have become family and the women who have become by saving grace. I am
so grateful for every encouraging note, every laughing fit, and every trying time that brought me closer to these women. They are the ones to thank, along with my amazing family, my mentors at Auburn. For all the PNM’s, welcome to the Auburn family! Wherever your journey takes you, may you find joy, may you find comfort, and may your grow with people who encourage and love you.
War Eagle and PPL!