Society Spotlight: Metaphonian Edition

When choosing what societies you’re interested in, some thoughts from current members on how they chose what society they wanted to be a part of could help you confirm or deny your interest in that organization.

Iyesha Ferguson


Fourth-year Jewel Boyd pledged into the Metaphonian Society in the Spring of 2016. When asked what the Metaphonian Society has done for her she said, “The Metaphonian Society has done so many things for me that I never imagined any student organization could. Being from out-of-state, when I arrived as a [first-year] and I was experimenting with all the new experiences that [first-year] brings — I began to realize that I needed a core group of people who I could be accountable to for my actions and dedication to my education. I wanted to get to know people who had different sets of qualities and attributes that while I may not have understood, still have indefinite value in the world. I think that is perhaps the greatest thing I appreciate about being apart of the Mets, the multitude of individuals and their characters who compose the Metaphonian Society is irreplaceable.”

Third-year Haily McCord pledged into the Metaphonian Society in the Spring of 2017. When asked about how she chose to become a Met, she said, “The Mets were the first group of people to reach out to me as a [first-year], and I quickly formed relationships with some of the actives. I noticed how well I  got along with them and how we shared common interests as well as personality traits. I felt comfortable with them and even looked up to them. I wanted nothing more than to be able to call them my sisters! Being a Met is a lot of work, but I mean that in the best way. I’m still learning how to balance being a Met (planning events, fundraising, keeping in contact with alumni), my work life, school life, and social life; but it’s an experience that I wouldn’t trade for the world. My sisters continue to support me and push me to be the best I can be every day, and knowing that they will always be a part of my life brings me so much comfort.”

Fourth-year Alexa Ray Bernal pledged into the Metaphonian Society in the Spring of 2016. When asked what the Metaphonian society has done for her, she said, “The Metaphonian Society has given me more than what I could have ever wanted. In college, I have experienced the worst of things as well as the best of things, and all along the way I have had my sisters there. I have never felt so welcomed, loved, and cared about [until] I got to meet the Mets! I chose to be a Met because I feel like their motto truly stuck out to me: ‘Be friendly and be yourself!’ I have always tried being kind to others, and I think it is a very important quality to have.”

To learn more about the Metaphonian Society you are welcome to attend any of the events below: 

Rock lunch: every Monday outside the spot

Calligraphy Workshop: Nov. 11 at 6:02 p.m., Club 88, RSVP

Menchie’s Fundraiser: Oct. 22 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. 

Rush: Nov. 4 at 9:02 a.m., RSVP to Miss Genesis or Miss Haily hmccord@poets.whittier for details