""I didnt plan to join a fraternity at all. I came in and met some cool guys at the ARC, and we became friends. I didnt even know they were part of a fraternity until they told me to come out to their rush events, and it just kind of went from there. At first, I wasnt too active. But then last winter quarter our vice president of communications was stepping down, and they needed someone to fill the seat. I decided to step up and take on that role. From there, my passion for the fraternity grew. Being at 12 guys last year was kind of like joining a startup, so I found myself thinking in my free time of ways to improve, recruit more members, host more events and refine our programs. It became a project of mine, which ended up with me running for president last quarter. Weve come a long way in a year: weve grown to 32 members and are expecting to go much further. Why am I proud to be an #Aggie? The sense of #community. Even though its a huge campus and theres a ton of students, there are plenty of organizations that give you the opportunity to have a close, tight-knit group of friends. I think thats very important on a campus this big its really easy to feel alone. Which is why Im so glad the people here are so great. Its almost too good to be true everyone is super nice and wants to help you out."" -Michael Anistassiou, 2nd Year #Cognitive #Science Major, president of Sigma Phi Epsilon at #UCDavis. Do you have #AggiePride or know an Aggie you are proud of? Share it using #AggiePrideFriday and like @aggiepridefriday for more stories.