Delta Zeta

This past fall I decided to go through sorority recruitment. My family has never been involved with Greek life so I am the first to have gone through this process. After a long and grueling week, I finally found my home and joined the Gamma Psi chapter of Delta Zeta on Central Michigan University’s campus.

It has brought me to some of the most amazing people and caring individuals that I have ever met in my entire life. I received my Big, Betsy who is honestly an amazing mentor. I also have a G, and GG who are in my family tree. It is such a sense of community and belonging that you truly can not go wrong. I do not know what I would have done this year without Greek life as a part of my school year.

The process of getting initiated, getting my Big, getting to know my sisters, etc. Every event is so exciting and it makes you feel as though you truly belong to something. A sorority is something bigger than yourself, and striving to make it better each and every day. I am involved with a sorority that encourages each and every woman to be the best possible version of themselves , and that is what Delta Zeta is all about.

HDF 110

Oppression:Roots & Impact

This class has honestly been the most impactful class that I have taken since being at Central Michigan University. Diversity plays a large role in my life, since coming to college. I have a very diverse friend group, and I did not realize the large part that oppression plays in minorities lives until I witnessed it for myself. This class puts everything into perspective. From socioeconomic status, religion, location, etc., oppression effects individuals all across the world.

I come from a very small farm town so there is not much diversity. Coming to college has shown me that there are so many things that make people unique and that the campus that I attend is truly diverse.

Going back to socioeconomic status, minority groups have to deal with so much more when it comes to getting a job, buying or house, or even getting paid. Red lining occurred which is still causing issues today and i can honestly say that my friends have experienced this since where they live now is an outcome of this directly.

My professor has had personal experiences and I think that definitely played a large part. When a professor is speaking form he heart, you can see it in their heart when the topic they are teaching is something that has effected their lives. Good job Central Michigan University at picking this professor and class requirement, you succeeded.

Freshman Year=Complete

Now that my freshman year has come to a close I am going to reflect on how I have evolved into the person I am today. Though the many ups and downs, study nights, caf dinners, organizations, and volunteer hours, I have turned into an IMPROVED Chloe Marie Kosinski!

Throughout this school year I would definitely say that I have accomplished my goal of making sure that I surround myself with positivity! Having people that constantly bring me up instead of tear me down was amazing encouragement for me when I knew there was times when I just wanted to be mediocre. I wake up every single day with the mindset of “I am able to wake up today and I am being given the opportunity to make a DIFFERENCE. I would say that I have found my true passion through this outlook, and that is that I want my career to involve caring for others, in any possible way.

 Leadership Facilitation in East Lansing

Leadership Facilitation in East Lansing

In today’s day and age, it is not easy to come across a truly genuine person that wants to help out society and create a world of loving, hate-free people. In order for me to come to this consensus, I started volunteering in some serious ways. I was involved with the Lunch Buddies program, did K-12 facilitation programs, and even

Alternative Break

Alternative Break

went on a week long Alternative Break to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to focus on Urban Renewal. Each of these three programs involves helping others in some form. My Lunch Buddies involved being a mentor to a 3rd grader who was in a “at-risk” home environment. The leadership facilitation programs involved going to urban area schools and teaching what leadership is all about (SO MUCH FUN)! Lastly, my Alternative Break was spent redoing two widowed women’s homes in Pittsburgh who could not afford it. It was an incredible experience to see the growth within the two homes over the course of the week! I actually enjoyed it so much that i applied to be  site leader for next winter alternative breaks!

At the beginning of this year, I also told myself that I was going to be proud of myself and be successful. I can honestly say that I took advantage of all opportunities, did new things, met new people, and evolved into a new and improved Chloe (who I am SO proud to be). I’ve learned to love myself and be thankful that I am granted the opportunity to make something of myself not only on Central FullSizeRender(16)Michigan University’s campus, but the world. My freshman year of college has taught me that everything might not go my way, but I might as well make the best of it as I am going down the road of life! Anyways, 2015 has so far been one for the books, and I will keep this trend going as I lead into my SOPHOMORE year of college. Wow, is that weird to say, or what? Everyday I am striving for improvement, and that will never stop. I will continue to conquer everyday with passion, drive, and love in everything that I do, which will create a positive outcome not only for myself, but the people and environment around me! Now it is time to say goodbye to CMU for the summer and say hello “tip of the thumb” Michigan! See you in 3 months fellow Chippewas!

Always Striving to be a Better Chloe

What do I want out of 2015? Well, the answer is simple. I want to be a better me. Does this sound cliche? Yes, I know it does, but it is the truth. I strive to be a better person, but I am going to take this year to actually take the initiative to do so. My plan is to go out into this world and leaving “Chloe” hand prints to make the world around me a positive atmosphere. I want to be the person that makes everyone smile when I am around them. Happiness is my go-to word for 2015, and I plan on just being HAPPY!

Being the leader that I am today, and striving to be the better leader tomorrow, I need ongoing confidence. My plan is to strive for ongoing positivity this year, and to surround myself with people that believe in me. Some things you just can’t accomplish on your own. Wanting certain things means you have to connect yourselves with certain people. That’s just the way it is, and I need to keep my positivity in tune. Instead of being on a roller coaster with the “happy” emotion I want to be on a mountain climb reaching for the top each and every day.

In 2015 I will be sharing my care for others. As soon as I got to college, I realized how important family and friends are. The relationship you hold with people is one of the most important parts of life. I know I wouldn’t have a life if it weren’t for people, no one would. That’s why I have come to the conclusion that it is critical to share and express you love for others. Relationships can be so delicate and it is vital to make sure that person always knows your their for them through thick and thin. I’m meeting my future bridesmaids and I want them to know that Chloe Marie Kosinski will always stay present. Love and care really does make this world go around. *Live Laugh Love*

Success. It’s the word everyone longs for. I know 2015 won’t be the year that I will get everything together but I do know it will be a stepping stone year for sure. I’m learning every day about what I want out of life, which allows me to put my foot into the things that I know will allow me to succeed. My main focus to strive in is school, friendships, and extra-curriculars. My goal is to make it known that I am on Central’s campus for a reason and I will be a success story.

Happy-New-Year-2015

Oh you know, that one time I met the President

Last semester, one of my classes was Leadership 100. Within this class, we had multiple guest speakers come in to talk, one being Central Michigan University’s President, Mr. Ross! I can say, without a doubt, that day of class was my favorite out of the whole semester. He gave our class insight on how to be the best possible students, talked about his personal life/experiences, and what he wanted from us as leaders on this campus. President Ross is an amazing man, who truly wants the best for the students on CMU’s campus. I think the best part of the whole class was when he talked to my roommate via Facetime, since she was unable to be present for the class. Also, I was able to be chosen for a question, mine being “What do you think about the Disney College Program”. His response was that our university is lucky enough to have a great connection with Disney and anyone given the opportunity to be enrolled in that program shoudl take it. Because of his response, it made my decision to make Disney apart of my college experience that much more apparent. I am so grateful to be able to go to a school where the President is truly involved with the students, and cares about the success of the students while enrolled and also while being alumni.

The President plus my two roomies

The President plus my two roomies

Alpha Leadership.AKA.Lazers Assemble

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One of the greatest Alpha Leaders

As a freshman obtaining the leadership advancement scholarship, it is a requirement to go through the Alpha Leadership experience in your first year of college. I had the opportunity to take it my very first semester since it fit within my class schedule. I am a “Leadership nerd” when it comes to getting young leaders in one area and just feeding off of each other, so it’s fair to say I was more than excited to be able to go through Alpha. The duration of Alpha Leadership was a six week period in which every Thursday night in Powers Hall. I was put in the Green Machines with two amazing leaders. Every week I learned something new about myself and my leadership skills. I tested myself, and I found out that I am a very “spirited” leader. This makes since to me in many ways because I am always encouraging others to do their best in what ever it may be and I look at the positives in situations. Throughout the course I also learned multiple skills; proper communication, listening abilities, staying calming, and accepting other peoples’ views. At the end of it all, I came to the conclusion that throughout my life I want to stay connected to leadership learning communities,  because things like the Alpha Leadership Experience truly bring out the best in people.

Psychology Class: My Daily Dose of Disney Music

As a freshman in the Leadership Advancement Cohort, I am required to take a psychology class called PSY 100L with Professor Prewett. The Walt_disney_picturesclass consisted of the most outgoing people in our whole cohort, so it was always a full-energy class and I would say mostly consisted of the song “Hakuna Matata”. Not a class day went by without making a Disney reference or a little sing-along before we got into the PowerPoint Lecture. There is just something about taking a somewhat challenging course with some of the closest people you have at college. If all 44 of us were struggling on a topic..we would all help Braineach other out. I’m so thankful to be able to take classes that I know everyone in. Not many college students get the opportunity to say that. I would walk into Psychology class every Tuesday and Thursday knowing that I would have a professor who was ready to have a fun time learning, and willing to interact with us students. As leaders this class really allowed us to differentiate our time between “fun” and “serious” time, but if I’m being honest, the group of students in this class is 110% of the time a grand ol’ time:) It was an interesting experience and I am glad I got to experience it with 40 of my new closest friends.

The singing of classic Disney songs also made the class ten times better:)