Rory Finnegan, President
Major: English (Area Program in Poetry Writing)
Hometown: Flemington, NJ
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in a sorority has not only provided me with my lifelong best friends, it has also provided me mentors, role models, and women who inspire me with their passions on a daily basis. It is truly incredible to see the range of activities and leadership positions that women in the ISC are involved in on Grounds. I am so thankful to be in an organization that empowers me to both improve the community and myself.
What does President entail? As President, I have the privilege of leading the largest women’s organization on Grounds. This entails interfacing with UVa administrators, faculty, students, and alumni on issues facing the greater Greek community. Within the ISC, at weekly meetings, I coordinate the actions of 16 ISC chapters and presidents for collective scholarship, philanthropy, and sisterhood events.
Goals for the ISC: My goals for the coming year are both internal and external. Within the 16 ISC chapters, I hope to increase transparency and communication from the Executive Board to chapter leaders and members. I also hope to see the relationships between chapters strengthened for overall unity and support of women within our community regardless of affiliation. Additionally, through increased communication with other Greek councils and organizations on Grounds, I hope to increase focus on inclusivity, diversity, and positivity in both the Greek community and outside of it.
Reasons to contact you: Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for the ISC. Additionally, please reach out to me if your CIO or organization would like to co-sponsor an event with the ISC.
Layla Bryant, Vice President of Administration
Hometown: Stafford, VA
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in a Sorority has helped me to grow in many parts of my life and it has made my college experience something I will always cherish. It has supported me through every turn and change of major. I’ve met women who inspire me and who I never would have met outside of my sorority.
What does VP of Administration entail? As Vice President of Administration, I work throughout the year on our New Member Education Program, leading the ISC Representatives body, managing the Inter-Sorority Council budget, and also keeping records of all meeting minutes.
Goals for the ISC: My goals for the ISC are to bring the member chapters together and become more involved in the Charlottesville community. I hope to help build ties to outside organizations and with other Greek councils. I want to work to prevent Sorority stereotypes and encourage diversity throughout our chapters.
Reasons to contact you: Feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding the New Member Education program, the Inter-Sorority Council budget and finances, or the Inter-Sorority Council representative body. Also contact me for funding requests.
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Sally Karstens, Vice President of Judiciary
Brittany Bolick, Vice President of Recruitment- PNM Affairs
Major: Government and Drama
Hometown: Fredericksburg, VA
Why do you love being in a sorority? My sisters love, support and motivate me every day. Not only are they some of my best friends, but their tenacious and ambitious attitudes inspire me to reach my goals. I am lucky to be involved in an organization where I am constantly surrounded by some of the most hard-working, inspirational and influential women I have ever met.
What does VP of Recruitment entail? VPR is responsible for organizing and managing all aspects of Formal Recruitment for every ISC chapter. I will work with Recruitment representatives from each chapter throughout the year to ensure that we successfully integrate more women into our community.
Goals for the ISC: I want to create an inclusive, welcoming and supportive environment for both potential new members and sorority women during the recruitment process and beyond.
Reasons to contact you: If you have any questions regarding recruitment or recruitment regulations, please feel free to message me!
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Caroline Henderson, Vice President of Recruitment- Chapter Management
Major: Foreign Affairs
Hometown: Mathews County, Virginia
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in a sorority has provided me with the opportunity to meet some great people. Not only are my sisters my friends, but they are my role models. In addition to this, being a part of Greek life at UVA has exposed me to so many different philanthropic efforts and community service projects.
What does your job entail? VPR Chapter Manager is responsible for working with recruitment chairs and individual chapters to ensure a smooth recruitment process.
Goals for the ISC: I want to promote Greek life at UVA and make sure that potential new members feel as though the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible.
Reasons to contact you: Contact me with any questions regarding recruitment procedures or regulations.
Zoe Denenberg, Public Relations Chair
Major: History and English (Area Program in Modern Literature and Culture)
Hometown: Short Hills, NJ
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in the Greek community has allowed me to form friendships with an incredible diversity of women. Each day, my chapter members expose me to new experiences and challenge me to pursue my passions. The genuine support base I have found in Greek life is unlike that in any other community I am a part of on Grounds.
What does PR Chair entail? My position includes managing the ISC website as well as all of our social media accounts, promoting and organizing ISC events and recruitment, and facilitating communication and relationships among sororities, UVA organizations, and the larger Charlottesville community. In addition, I design marketing materials and write the weekly ISC newsletter, which publicizes sorority philanthropies, news, and events!
Goals for the ISC: My main goal for this year is to broaden the reach of the ISC and find new ways of sharing all of the incredible things that our women are doing. In being creative, I hope to illustrate what it really means to be Greek here at the University. Broadening our reach and increasing awareness is essential to the success of all of our endeavors including the promotion of individual chapters’ philanthropies.
Reasons to contact you: Please contact me if you have any interest in working with or communicating with the ISC. Reach out if you’d like something in our weekly newsletter – I’m happy to consider promoting any news or event related to Greek life in the UVA/Charlottesville community.
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Camille Larmoyeux, Wellness Chair
Major: History and Public Policy
Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
Why do you love being in a sorority? I love the support system that my sisterhood gives me. Not only do we make amazing memories and have outrageous fun together, but more importantly my sisters are always here for me when times are tough. When I walk through the doors of my chapter, I know that I can rely on these women to be supportive and encouraging. I’m so thankful that the Greek community led me to such a great group of women.
What does Wellness Chair entail? As wellness chair I am in charge of helping to raise awareness of the special needs of all young women especially in navigating the pressures placed on us at UVA. It is difficult to find a “happy medium” with regards to physical and mental health. I want to encourage women to strive for that balance and combat negative forces as an entire community.
Goals for the ISC: Trying to balance studies, relationships, and living a healthy lifestyle can seem to be overwhelming at times. My goal for the ISC relies on relieving the stress that young women face. From formal recruitment to every day life, I plan on raising awareness about the difficulty of maintaining both physically and mentally healthy lifestyles, while being a fully engaged community member. I would like to establish a Wellness Week Inter-Sorority Initiate, whereby each sorority would establish wellness goals and attend various workshops involving stress, healthy relationships, nutrition, and mindfulness. The idea here is not only to educate oneself on the importance of wellness, but to engage with other chapters and realize that all sororities are sisters who share common goals and desire a healthy and happy life.
Reasons to contact you: I understand that it is difficult to find a balance especially when there are such demands placed on women in our society. I want to be an ally, but also a friend for those of you who feel overwhelmed at times. Whether its the stress that you feel from classes, relationships, body image, social life, or anything in between, I will be a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. In the end, we are all sorority women who feel the same pressures and stresses.
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Olivia Henderson, Community Service Chair
Major: Biology / Minor in Bioethics
Hometown: Fairfax, VA
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in a sorority has been a life-changing experience. The element that I love most about being in a sorority is discovering different opportunities in and outside of the UVA community through the passions and interests of my fellow sisters.
What does Community Service Chair entail? In my position as community service chair I plan community service events for all chapters of the ISC, help promote our partnership with the Women’s Center, and serve as a resource for chapter philanthropy chairs.
Goals for the ISC: This year, I hope to to increase our presence not only in the UVA but also the larger Charlottesville community through service, encourage increased philanthropy attendance for all chapters, and work hand in hand with the Women’s Center.
Reasons to contact you: If you have any projects you are passionate about, I would love to incorporate those ideas into our community service plans for the semester!
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Samantha Newman, Internal Interactions Chair
Major: Cognitive Science / Minor in Bioethics
Hometown: Vienna, VA
Why do you love being in a sorority? I am constantly supported by the women in my chapter as they empower me to take on new challenges and inspire me with their passions and friendship. The women in my chapter have made my time at UVA extraordinary and also have added a sense of humor and lightness in my life.
What does Internal Interactions Chair entail? As Internal Relations Chair, I aim to establish unity and friendship between sororities at UVA, work to select Inter-Sorority Council Women of the Month, and design Inter-Sorority Council events.
Goals for the ISC: As the ISC Internal Relations Chair, my goals include strengthening connections between sorority chapters, acknowledging more achievement within the ISC such as philanthropy and community service work, and creating inter-sorority events for members of our community.
Reasons to contact you: Please contact me for Inter-Sorority Council Woman of the Month nominations, ideas for sorority-wide programs, or any questions about my position.
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Leslie Hamic, External Interactions Chair
Major: French and Economics
Hometown: Memphis, TN
Why do you love being in a sorority? When college life gets stressful or overwhelming, my sorority is the place I feel at home. At the same time, I feel lucky to be surrounded by women who push me to be the best version of myself. I’m so thankful for the genuine, supportive friends I’ve made through my sorority who I know will be in my life for years to come.
What does External Interactions Chair entail? As External Interactions Chair, I aim to foster beneficial connections between the ISC and other Greek councils, UVA organizations and the Charlottesville community. I also work to provide opportunities for ISC women to become involved in events hosted by other groups that are geared towards values we share, such as service, scholarship and student leadership.
Goals for the ISC: I hope to provide opportunities for ISC women to work together and with other members of the greater community to invoke positive change.
Reasons to contact you: If you have questions about or ideas for connections between the ISC and another organization!
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Rachael Klein, Scholarship Chair
Major: American Studies
Hometown: Stamford, CT
Why do you love being in a sorority? I love being in a sorority because it makes a such large school feel small. I have completely broadened my network of friends and mentors! I truly feel much more connected and comfortable at UVA.
What does Scholarship Chair entail? My position entails helping to coordinate scholarships and promoting academic achievement within the ISC.
Goals for the ISC: To help motivate and reward academic achievements among Greek women. I also want to connect women from different chapters who have the same academic interests through a mentorship program. Lastly, I want to further promote study abroad options.
Reasons to contact you: Please contact me if you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions relating to academics or scholarship!
Isabel Erdman, Assistant Vice President of Recruitment for PNM Affairs
Major: Speech Pathology, English
Hometown: Suffolk, VA
Hally Carver, Assistant Vice President of Recruitment for Chapter Management
Hometown: Houston, TX
Why do you love being in a sorority? Being in a sorority has placed me in both the community of my sorority and the community of the ISC that allows me to be known and has offered mentorship during my time at UVA. I continue to be inspired by the passion and leadership of the ISC, and I appreciate the support I feel from this group of my peers.
What does your job entail? I will work with the other members of the ISC Exec, Potential New Members, and Chapter Representatives to ensure a favorable recruitment season.
Goals for the ISC: I hope that the ISC can foster a transparent and cohesive environment for the 16 chapters on grounds. Additionally, I hope the ISC can continue to be a part of all aspects of life on grounds and be welcoming to a diverse group of new members.
Reasons to contact you: Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding the recruitment process.
Mallory Leidinger, Pi Chi Co-Director
Major: Commerce, Finance & Marketing
Hometown: Ashburn, Virginia
Why do you love being in a sorority?: I love connecting with intelligent and driven women from diverse backgrounds who inspire me to be my best self. Also, being a part of the greater ISC community, which leaves a positive and visible footprint on UVa’s landscape, is incredibly rewarding.
What does Pi Chi Co-Director entail?: As one of the Pi Chi Co-Directors, I am in charge of recruiting, selecting, training, and assisting the Panhellenic Counselors (“Pi Chis”). Our job is to prepare the Pi Chis for the challenging and rewarding experience of helping Potential New Members navigate Formal Recruitment.
Goals for the ISC: Transparency with Potential New Members, engagement with the greater Greek community
Reasons to contact you: For information regarding the Pi Chi Program (Pi Chi applications will be available during the Fall 2017 semester)
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