Letter from Recruitment Chair
To Future Sorority Women,
Welcome! I couldn’t be happier that you’ve made it here. You’re well on your way towards getting to know and finding resonance with wonderfully involved, compassionate, and driven women within our UC Santa Barbara community! My journey in joining the greek system and becoming a Delta Gamma member, like so many others, has been rewarding beyond measure.
Though, I’d be remiss to say that I always held the intention of joining a sorority. Even as I was carrying my things into my freshman dorm room and making my new bed, I hadn’t yet decided whether I wanted to start the process. When my new roommate mentioned that she was participating in recruitment, I figured, why not? I told myself: only if a sorority truly resonated with you will you take the plunge.
On the second evening of recruitment, I walked up to Delta Gamma’s red brick steps. The moment was genuinely idyllic; I find myself thankful to experience this feeling so often now as I look back at my time in Delta Gamma. I stood in front of the doors, and I thought to myself: here. It was a deeper knowing within myself that I hadn’t felt in a long time; a quiet but steadfast awareness that I was right where I was meant to be and a desire to fulfill my hope to officially belong. Perhaps the sunset sky, twinkling lights, and balmy breeze gave the ambiance a heavenly feel. Nevertheless, the conversations I had with the Delta Gamma women, so genuine and kind that I felt myself and all of my worries melt away, made clear in my heart that I had found my place. When I opened my bid card a few days later, you can imagine I was over the moon!
One’s college experience brings the magnificent highs and discouraging lows that come with any significant chapter in one’s life. This past year has undoubtedly been a testament to that journey. Yet, the unconditional love and inspiration I’ve felt from the women of Delta Gamma have lifted my spirits and connected me back to myself when I’ve been led astray. The light that these women bring to their communities through service, academic excellence, empathy, and passion never fails to amaze me. I’m so honored to belong in Delta Gamma beside them.
Here, I return to you. Whether you choose Delta Gamma or another sorority, I ask that you follow your intuition and let your heart sing as you begin your collegiate journey. Follow that deeper knowing. There are so many opportunities within the greek system that await you, and I guarantee that your belonging will only build on what makes our community so fantastic. I cannot wait to meet you and welcome you into our sweet home Delta Gamma!