Meet Alexia Bianchi, vice president of NeW at the University of South Florida.
How did you first hear about NeW?
I first heard about NeW on BullsConnect, which is USF’s website that contains information on all active clubs.
Why is having a NeW chapter on campus so important to you?
Having a NeW chapter at USF means that I have a group of women I can talk to who have similar opinions and interests as myself. Being on a college campus as a conservative means that I am usually surrounded by peers who not only disagree, but are unwilling to even listen to my opinion. It is comforting to have people at NeW to talk to who will truly listen and converse with me.
What has been your favorite memory or event with NeW?
My favorite event was the Leadership Retreat in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I enjoyed this event because I got to connect with conservative women from all over the country and learn how to make a proper argument to back my opinions.
Why is NeW important?
Being a conservative female is often seen as an oxymoron for college students in today’s day and age. NeW is important because it provides a way for women on campus to realize the fallacies that encompass the modern-day definition of feminism, and NeW creates opportunities for conservative women on campus.
What advice would you give other conservative women on campus?
Because conservatives are often the minority on college campuses, your peers will associate the term ‘conservative’ with your behavior. Be respectful and be able to back your opinions because when your peers hear that an individual is conservative, those peers will look back on the conservatives they have met in the past — you.
Learn how you can get involved with the NeW chapter on your college campus or find out how you can bring NeW to your school. If you have any questions about starting a chapter, contact us today.