Michele Criss


Birthday: September 1st

Are you a first generation college student? Yes

Favorite Hobby: Working out

Fun Fact #1: I am the president of my sorority!

Fun Fact #2: I am a high school cheerleading coach!

What were some highlights of your first year? Were there offices or specific individuals that helped you during your transition?

Even though Kent State is only 20 minutes away from home for me, I was very nervous to finally be on my own at college. I was very involved in extracurricular activities in high school, and I knew I wanted to continue that in college. I went to Blastoff! during KSU Kickoff with my roommate and I decided to sign up for formal sorority recruitment. I found my home with one of the chapters here at Kent State, and I believe it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I also took the Peer Leader Training Course in the spring semester of my first year, and my Peer Leader Trainer convinced me to apply for leadership positions after taking the class. Now that I am a senior, my one recommendation to any first year student would be to get involved, and stay involved on campus.