After the chaos that is recruitment, I had decided that Gamma Phi was the place for me. All the girls I had talked to were chill and funny, but also wanted to hear what I had to say. I felt like the vibe in the Gamma Phi room was different than all the others and that I could truly be myself. Gamma Phi helped me to feel comfortable in who I was because of how accepting everyone is and even more so I felt like I had found my people. The girls that I interacted with were always pushing me to be the best version of myself socially, physically, academically and also as a leader.
When I started new member education classes and I began to meet more girls in my pledge class and the sorority overall, I continued to realize Gamma Phi is the best place for me. We have girls from all over the country, all different backgrounds and majors, and our diversity is one of my favorite things about being part of Gamma Phi. I have been able to find friendships that will last a lifetime, events that I will always remember, and leadership opportunities that have allowed me to grow.
One of my favorite leadership opportunities so far is the honor of serving as New Member Educator for the Fall 2019 pledge class. This program within Gamma Phi means so much to me. I love having the opportunity to meet all of the newest members, form connections with them, and guide them through the first few months as a Gamma Phi. In my personal sorority experience, this was a crucial time, so I love that I can play a part in it for the new members and show them why Gamma Phi means so much to all of the sisters. This sorority has so many amazing things about it and I love that I get to share all of them with the newest pledge class.
I led my first pledge class last spring and it all felt so natural; being able to watch all of their friendships grow with not only each other, but the rest of the sorority is exactly what I hoped would happen. I felt like a proud mom and it was so rewarding to be apart of. Our weekly meetings were always interesting with random memes, or wedding videos, or a funny story from the week. It was a pleasure getting to know each of the members in Spring PC 19 and I am so excited to meet Fall PC 19! I’m pumped to get to be a mom all over again and this time with even more new members! I can’t wait to continue to show them why we love Gamma Phi and what it means to each sister!!
Written by: Sarah Blase, PC: Fall '17