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I used to say that I would never join a sorority. I swore that it wasn’t for me. I told everyone I knew that I would never do it. 

I reached out to Tri Delta at Adelphi University on a whim during the fall of my junior year. I honestly never thought I would follow through with it. I met with a few of the girls from the group so they could get to know me. I really enjoyed meeting with them so I decided to meet with a bigger group of them. 

After going to dinner with the girls a few times they offered me a bid to join the sorority. I didn’t expect them to offer me a bid, and I never expected them to actually like me either. 

I accepted the bid and started the process of becoming a sorority sister. I was so happy to be joining my sorority because I felt like I belonged there. It was an amazing feeling to fit in with new people. 

Within a month I had met everyone and already began making amazing new friends. This was exactly what I needed at the time. I needed to have that sisterhood where I felt like I had a support system and that I belonged. 

I was having a rough time when I joined and everyone was there to support me and help me through. 

The day I was initiated was one of the happiest days because I felt like I was going home. Ever since it has just been a wonderful feeling to have all of this support and sisterhood around me. When I go somewhere and see one of my sisters I always feel included and special. 

Before this, I had not felt like I could be supported as my authentic self. I always felt like I had to change myself or try really hard to earn my place. But when I found my sorority, I didn’t have to do any of that. I was fully accepted exactly the way I was and that was a heartwarming experience. 

For anyone who might be questioning going Greek, just give it a try. You never know what might happen and you might find your forever home and forever friends. But you’ll never know until you try.

Julianne is a Senior at Adelphi University. She is a mathematics major in the STEP education program. She is apart of the Active Minds, Her Campus, GSA, and Future Teacher's Association clubs at her university. She likes everything Disney and in her free time likes to write and do photography.