Hey y’all! My name is Abby Wilson and I am the President of Gamma Phi Beta here at Clemson for the 2019 calendar year, welcome to our blog! Ever since I joined Gamma Phi three years ago, it has been a place of comfortability, familiarity, and friendship. One of my favorite parts of Gamma Phi is that I am always making new connections and new friends within our chapter. Even before becoming President, I was never scared or intimidated to reach out to anyone in the chapter. When I had class with a sister I didn't really know, it was so natural to sit by her when I didn’t know anyone else. This sorority has made Clemson’s campus feel so much smaller in the best way possible. I never walk across library bridge without saying hi to a sister and that is not an exaggeration!
It amazes me how quickly friends have turned to family within this wonderful organization. In my opinion, a sisterhood is so much more than chapter meetings, philanthropy events, and social functions. It’s getting a ride from a sister to the airport, it’s having a sister bring you a muffin on your birthday, it’s crying with your sister because sometimes college is hard. It’s spring breaks and roommates and calling your sister an Uber when she needs a ride home. You should be doing these things for all of your friends, but this type of loyalty and respect is held to a higher standard when it’s for your sisters.
I can honestly say that the Abby that ran down the hill on Bid Day is not the same Abby that sits here writing this post right now and that is in part due to Gamma Phi Beta. I have been able to form wholesome friendships, become a better leader, and grow into a stronger woman because of Gamma Phi. My sisters have pushed me to get better grades, make better decisions and even run for President of this amazing organization. I am forever grateful for Gamma Phi Beta and all it has given me. Enjoy the blog and I hope it gives you a little insight into how genuine our sisterhood really is!