By Cat Tong, Staff Writer
As the end of the semester approaches, students may lack determination to follow through with their goals. The Omicron Rho Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta sorority hosted a Vision Board Party on Wednesday, April 18, an event open to all Mason students to help them remember their goals and stay on task as well as raise awareness for alcohol consumption.
Elizabeth Bostic, current Mason senior and the president of the sorority, stated, “we know it’s the end of the semester and students get stressed and we want to bring everyone together to refocus and think about goals.”
A sister of Omicron Rho, Deja, says the main ideas of the event are to “bring awareness to alcohol safety through ‘do’s and don’ts’, allow a space to decompress, realign goals and refocus during this hectic time of the semester.”
The main event of the night is the assembly of the vision board. Each table had plain white paper boards with plenty of crafting materials such as scissors, paper, glitter, glue and writing utensils in the center of the table.
Ways to plan and achieve goals included the use of the S.M.A.R.T goals. This is a self-assessment that includes being specific, making sure the goals are measurable, achievable, relevant, and timely. Writing down your goals is important, as Olivia Johnson, another sister of Omicron Rho, says, “if you have no way to track your goals, then they become only a vision.”
Each attendee listed their short term and long-term goals, and steps they will take to reach them. Later, as each person finished their piece, everyone had a chance to share and explain their vision board. Some goals that attendees had were as simple as “get fit,” “eat healthy,” “pass a class,” or even “buy a Range Rover,” which were short term goals. Long term goals included “get a Range Rover,” “start a nonprofit organization,” or “get into law school.”
“We just want to inspire everyone here to reach for their goals and take steps to accomplish them,” Bostic says.
In addition to the construction of the vision boards, the ladies of Omicron Rho Chapter, also prepared the mocktail version of Sugar Factory-inspired drinks. These non-alcoholic drinks also come with candies such as gummy bears, gummy worms, other toppings, and are a great way to relax and have fun while raising awareness for alcohol consumption.
This is the Omicron Rho Chapter’s first event this year, as they have plans to organize many more events throughout the year
Photos by Cat Tong