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Demetra’s Fit

Demetra Zouzas (’19)


Demetra Zouzas began her Fitchburg State career as a commuter student and knew she was going to have to put some effort into meeting people and getting involved in order to ensure she got the most out of her college experience.

She joined the Tri Sigma sorority after attending Rock the Block her freshman year, and came to know 56 young women on campus almost immediately. Not only did she get to know many of them, but started to get to know their friends as well.

“A lot of the sorority appeal is that all the girls are involved and know everyone. It’s all about making connections and that’s what I did, whether I was conscious of it or not.”

Weekly chapter meetings led her to discover a network of persons and activities on campus, as well as philanthropy events that enabled her to feel like she had a purpose that stretched beyond classroom academics. Because of this, Demetra decided to become a residential student during her junior year in order to become even more involved with “off hours” campus activity. She also became a resident assistant at Simonds Hall.

Of the entirety of her experience, Demetra says it’s all about going for it.

“No matter where you go, your college experience is what you make of it. You never know what you’re missing out on if you don’t take that jump and go for it.”