A day in the life of Corry Smith, assistant director of Fraternity and Sorority Life, is never the same as the last, and he loves that about his job.
Smith is constantly helping the students who need help with fraternity or sorority related matters. He always tries to find the bright side in every situation and never passes by an opportunity for growth and development as a professional.
Smith was named coordinator of Fraternity and Sorority Life in November 2017. Before that, he had worked as an admissions counselor and as testing coordinator at Indiana State.
Smith takes every challenge very seriously. The biggest challenge that turned into the highest point of Smith’s career has been the reactivation of the National Pan-Hellenic Council sorority chapters on campus.
“Fraternity and sorority involvement is such an amazing opportunity for our students at Indiana State University to experience,” Smith said. “I have been fortunate to witness the reactivations of three sororities in my time at ISU.”
Smith said he is grateful for the leadership of the Division of Student Affairs. He said they saw something in him that would surpass the expectations needed to fill the vacant assistant director’s spot in Fraternity and Sorority Life.
“It is always inspiring and reassuring when someone else sees your potential before you do,” he said.
Smith has a passion for working with students and encouraging them to exceed expectations set before them.
Being in this position has allowed Smith an opportunity to see many different students walk into his office. His advice to each student is that they know they are the author of their own story.
College is a time in a student’s life for growth and development in an abundance of areas, and every experience will prepare them to conquer the world in positive ways, he said.
“They must embrace who they are, and enjoy the collegiate journey with everything it has to offer,” he said.