To my freshman year roommate, Emily:
When I went through rush in the fall and pledged Gamma Phi, you were there for it all. Even though you decided not to go through formal recruitment in the fall, you were there to support me on the night before pref round, you were there to hype me up as i got ready to go to my bid day, you were there to encourage me before every buddy date i went on, and most of all, you were always there to have my back.
That’s why when you pledged in the spring, I knew everyone in Gamma Phi was going to be so overjoyed to have another true & constant sister. Knowing that I was now able to give you the same support system as a pledge that you gave me was one of the best feelings. I loved being your bid day buddy, your semi date, hearing about your buddy dates as you looked for a family of your own in GPhi, and getting to meet the amazing girls in your pledge class (BDPC fr).
However, if I had to choose a favorite memory of ours this year, it would be moving onto the sorority hall after your bid day. Although a chaotic move and a short-lived experience, it made me realize that my freshman year would not have been nearly as much fun without you. From being weirdos and having conversations between communal showers, to accidentally getting locked out late at night and having to call a sister to the rescue, to having the deepest, most genuine girl talks on our futon, there is no way my freshman year would have been the same without you.
Because of you, I understand how significant a first year roommate is. You are my best friend, and no matter how far we go, I know we will always be there for each other as Clemson family and GPhi sisters.
Your partner in crime,
Each blog post is written by a different sister to help showcase all of the diverse reasons why we love Gamma Phi.