Go Greek!

            Hello Ladies!! Welcome to new fall content from my campus to yours! As the new school year begins, I would like to talk about one of the things that has helped me through my time at Jefferson University; Greek life!

When I was in high school, I swore I would never find myself in a sorority or becoming a sister, yet here I am a year (plus) later and I couldn’t be happier! As a freshman I went out for Formal Recruitment in the spring, our campus has two sororities, Theta Phi Alpha and Delta Phi Epsilon to go out for. During recruitment you get to learn all about what it is that each sorority stands for, what their values are, what philanthropies they represent and so much more. This time is also spent meeting the girls, making connections, and truly finding where you would see yourself fitting in. I met so many amazing, empowering, inspiring women that weekend from not just one but both sororities. I knew it was going to be hard to choose because each group of girls had something different to offer and things from both peaked my interests.

Preference night was one of the last nights of recruitment, pref night comes with different open rituals from each sorority. If you receive a pref, you get to attend the ritual. This was the night were it fully clicked that I wanted to be a part of Theta Phi Alpha. I had a great night with Delta Phi Epsilon as well, but I related to so many of the older sisters and felt most at home when I was talking with Theta Phi. When I opened the envelope at the end of the weekend that said Theta Phi Alpha was inviting me to their sorority my heart was filled with joy. Not only was my best friend by my side the whole time, but I was so excited to get to know the other girls who got invited back as well.

            Now that I have become fully initiated, it’s my turn to be on the other side of recruitment. I am so excited to be able to take part in this wonderful weekend with all of my sisters. Hopefully I get to be a sister who truly inspires someone else or helps to make someone feel more at home this time around. No matter what school you go to, if your Greek life is big or small, which organization you choose, it is an amazing opportunity to be involved in. My best advice going into formal or informal recruitment is to just be yourself and have fun! Congratulations to the newly initiated pledge classes and good luck to all the girls who plan to this year!