If you are at the edge of going through recruitment, I can honestly say that I am your girl to listen to. I was the girl who submitted her application for recruitment the day it was due...to be exact, I submitted it 6 hours before the submission deadline. No one in my family was a part of Greek Life, and many of my friends weren't involved either. I was a sophomore with a set friend group and was very comfortable with my college experience so far. Never in a million years did I think I would want to be a part of a sorority, but I cannot explain to you how grateful I am that I decided to go Greek. I was a sophomore rushing and had no idea what was going on, so I went into recruitment with an open mind and found my home, my people, my place.
I can honestly say that being a part of Greek Life has given me some of my best friends and has given me unforgettable memories. You might find people in your major so that you can sit together on the first day and know a familiar face (@Awease). You might find your future bridesmaid and forever idol (@M-Dog). A Big that truly is your person (@Sbrat). A group of girls that genuinely never have a dull moment and become your people (@ Victoria, Becca, and Conyers). Your roommate (@Jazzy). And if you're lucky like me, you can turn your best friend from middle school into your forever sister (@Conyers). I also found an organization with a philanthropy that makes me want to get more involved in the community. But most importantly, I found an organization that truly makes me proud to be a part of Greek Life.
I know it's probably said too much and sounds cheesy, but go with your gut feeling and take that leap of faith. Being a part of Greek Life has given me an unforgettable college experience, from going to events with sisters, attending philanthropy events, being a part of a great Panhellenic community to gamedays and everything in between. I am so excited for you to find your forever home. Just remember to trust the process and never doubt yourself for a minute.
As always Go Tigers and Go Greek!
Each blog post is written by a different sister to help showcase all of the diverse reasons why we love Gamma Phi.