Honestly, I never imagined myself to be a sorority girl. My freshman year of college I went to the Harvest Party, which is in the fall. After that event, I knew that a sorority was not for me, I was just very overwhelmed with everything that was going on at the party.
During the spring semester my freshman year, I didn’t go through formal recruitment, but my friends and roommate did. They told me how everything went, and what the different parties were. On Saturday, which was bid day, I was off campus spending the day with my family. While I was out, I missed a call from the Recruitment chair of Alpha Gamma Delta. She called saying that Alpha Gamma Delta is giving me an open bid, meaning that they wanted me to join their sorority, even though I didn’t go through formal recruitment.
I talked to my parents about it, and they helped me decide what to do. When I left my house to come back to campus, I thought hard about joining a sorority, and whether it would be a good fit for me. I talked to my friends about it, and they all thought that I should do it. When I got back to campus, I thought about it, and I decided to take the bid. I texted my friends first and told them that I was taking it, then I texted my mom, and then I texted the Recruitment Chair saying that I was taking the bid.
Everyone was so excited that I joined, and I made amazing bonds with people that I didn’t know before and made stronger bonds with the people that I already knew. This experience has been a life changing experience for me.
Since being in Alpha Gamma Delta, many things have changed over the semesters. Being in college my anxiety and depression had gotten worse little by little, especially during the spring semesters. But I don’t think I would have made it through college, let alone made it through Alpha Gamma Delta, without the help and support of my sisters. My sisters were there for me when I wasn’t there for myself, felt like no one was there to help me, or when I felt like no one understood and wouldn’t listen to what I had to say.
I am so grateful for all my sorority sisters, and am so happy that I have a group of women that are supporting me through all of my decisions that I make throughout my college career, and everything that I do after I graduate from college.