Going Greek: Best Decision I Have Made

Fall 2010 I made one of best decisions I have ever made, I joined Delta Gamma at the University of Tennessee. I joined as a sophomore, because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and get involved on campus.


Pledge Class sisters at our first Water Wars

Coming into the chapter a sophomore, it was hard breaking my independent habits, I had picked up my first year at UT.

I wasn’t as dependent on my new member class so I didn’t feel that instant sisterly connection.

One of my pledge class members and I actually bonded over not being our pledge class click; which helped us create our own (haha). Then it was Lip Sync time, the crucial time in the new member process.


Lip Sync 2010 with the sign my Big made me

Lip Sync is a competition put on by Junior Panhellenic every Fall where the new members classes of all of the sororities perform.

It allowed my pledge class to bond as a whole. Lip Syncing to the lyrics of Beyoncé’s greatest hits, I began to fully enjoy being a new member.

Then came my first Anchor Splash. Anchor Splash is the Philanthropy Event put on by DG every fall. It is a time for the DG members new and old to get to know each other better, as well as introducing them to the new members of the participating fraternities and sororities.


Anchor Splash 2011 with my Alpha Gamma Rho babies

I feel in love with it! I helped coach the new guys of Alpha Gamma Rho for 3 years and am blessed to have gotten to know such amazing guys.  Love my babies!

Teaching the guys the routines and coaching them throughout the week was such a blast. Definitely some of my best memories as a Delta Gamma collegian.

After being in the chapter a year, I was honored to be elected as the Vice President of Social Standards for DG.


Delta Gamma Region 2 Conference Gamma Alpha Represenatives

I was overwhelmed with the love and support my chapter showed to me. Being a VP showed me a whole new side to DG. The position was a difficult one but helped me grow as person and leader.

As Standards I was able to attend the 2012 DG Regional Conference. The Conference gave me so much pride in not just my chapter at Tennessee but also my sorority internationally. I joined to be a part of something and I received exactly that. That was my epiphany. This conference solidified to me why I love DG. It is not for just 4 years, it is for life. I could not be prouder.


Gamma Chi Reveal 2013

A year later, I blessed with the opportunity of representing DG in the Gamma Chi program. As a recruitment counselor, I gained a whole new kind of love for my chapter. I learned all about the other Panhellenic sororities and gave my letters for 2 and 1/2 months so that someone else could find theirs. It made me realize how much DG had become a big part of my life. Not being able to wear my letters, talk to chapter members, or even say I was a Delta Gamma; gave me an appreciation for the blessing, that is DG, in my life. Absence definitely made the heart grow fonder.

This week I yet again experienced a whole new side of DG. In a bridging ceremony, I became an alumnae of Delta Gamma. As I was reading my Senior Will to the chapter, I couldn’t help but think of all the things that had made up my DG experience. I could have been up their reading for hours. As a DG collegian I have been involved, did philanthropy, and gotten leadership experience. I can’t thank my sisters or DG enough my impacting my life, I can’t wait to see what this next chapter holds for me. I don’t know where life will lead me, but one thing is for sure DG and my sisters will be a part of it.561885_3433595532329_1967645485_n

For Hope. For Strength. For Life,


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