In honor of rush coming up, I wanted to share my thoughts on the benefits of being apart of a sorority!
Last year I rushed, and while it was one of the most stressful weeks of my life, it was one of the most rewarding too. Joining Delta Gamma has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. Here’s why:
Growing up with two older brothers, I always wondered what it would be like to have a sister. After joining Delta Gamma, I now have 200!
In high school, the atmosphere can be “competitive” between girls. However, in Delta Gamma, we’re all on the same team. We encourage, support, and truly want the best for each other. The girls that I’ve met in the sorority aren’t just my sisters; they’re also my lifelong friends.
Going to college can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know anyone. Joining Delta Gamma led me to meet and interact with people, both in and out of the sorority. Whether it’s attending formals, themed mixers, or date nights with the fraternities, there are so many opportunities to socialize as well as make lasting friendships and memories.
The social perks of being in a sorority may be obvious, but there are also academic standards. To advocate the importance of grades, the sorority hosts mandatory study sessions. At first, I dreaded this idea, but honestly I’m so glad it’s a thing! During my first semester of college, I found it difficult to find a balance between my social life and school work. However, going to study sessions helped me to do just that. And studying with my sisters made it more enjoyable!
In just my first year as a Delta Gamma, I’ve already noticed personal growth. Being in a sorority has challenged me in new ways. I took on new responsibilities such as attending weekly chapter meetings, helping to raise money for our philanthropy, and participating in social events. All of these add up to making a well-rounded college experience.
There are also leadership positions in the sorority that you can run for; which look great on a resume!
I have met so many amazing people through my sorority that I may not have met otherwise. Joining Delta Gamma has been one of the most rewarding decisions of my life.
I hope you all decide to rush! GO DG :)