Being A 'Sig Delt' Has Taught Me More Than College, Or Anything Else

Being A 'Sig Delt' Has Taught Me More Than College, Or Anything Else

It's not just 4 years it's for life
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I could go on listing every single aspect in how Sigma Delta Tau has truly made me a better person, but to save time I’m just going to highlight my favorite part.

I came to my school not knowing a single soul, I chose random for roommate options, and my major was undecided… talk about throwing yourself in for a big change.

My roommate had asked me if I was going through the upcoming recruitment process, and I said “yeah of course!” as I quickly searched what a recruitment process is and where it is. I then bought all the necessary outfits and accessories and before I knew it I was lined up in alphabetical order with 30 other girls and smiling with a gigantic breath mint in my mouth, walking into this room that was filled with jumping girls chanting their sorority song that would later be stuck in my head for the next six months.

Sigma Delta Tau.

The room that I saw show both compassion and dedication, love and empowerment, and most importantly, value. From open house, to philanthropy, and finally to preference day, I was able to witness these amazing sisters exhibit all of these characteristics, which led me to make the easiest decision of my life. I chose Sigma Delta Tau.

Throughout this past year of being in this sorority, I achieved so much more than I really expected a sorority could ever give.

I could not be more grateful for everything that it has taught me. My pledge class was provided such an amazing executive board that has helped shape us into amazing women achieving things like Dean’s list, acceptance into competitive programs, leadership positions, and so much more while providing us with amazing experiences with other greek life, fun events, and promoting not one, but THREE philanthropies. Our chair board offers us weekly opportunities that range from athletic events, to new trendy clothes, to chances to meet alumni, and even holiday parties for sistas.

To speak for myself personally, someone who started off so shy and little, this sorority allowed me to meet my very best friends and be given a chance to express myself in every way possible. I have been able to accumulate those characteristics that I saw when I went through recruitment and so much more. I’ve been able to grow, to show passion for something so great and good.

We are currently a sisterhood consisting of 105 amazing girlies and I could not be more excited to see what my next two and a half years left within has in store for this chapter.

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I often hear a lot of people complaining about their step-parents and wondering why they think that they have any authority over them. Although I know that everyone has different situations, I will be the first to admit that I am beyond blessed to have a step dad. Yep, I said it. My life wouldn't be the same that it is not without him in it. Let me tell you why I think step dads are the greatest things since sliced bread.

1. They will do anything for you, literally.

My stepdad has done any and every thing for me. From when I was little until now. He was and still is my go-to. If I was hungry, he would get me food. If something was broken, he would fix it. If I wanted something, he would normally always find a way to get it. He didn't spoil me (just sometimes), but he would make sure that I was always taken care of.

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2. Life lessons.

Yup, the tough one. My stepdad has taught me things that I would have never figured out on my own. He has stood beside me through every mistake. He has been there to pick me up when I am down. My stepdad is like the book of knowledge: crazy hormonal teenage edition. Boy problems? He would probably make me feel better. He just always seemed to know what to say. I think that the most important lesson that I have learned from my stepdad is: to never give up. My stepdad has been through three cycles of leukemia. He is now in remission, yay!! But, I never heard him complain. I never heard him worry and I never saw him feeling sorry for himself. Through you, I found strength.

3. He loved me as his own.

The big one, the one that may seem impossible to some step parents. My stepdad is not actually my stepdad, but rather my dad. I will never have enough words to explain how grateful I am for this man, which is why I am attempting to write this right now. It takes a special kind of human to love another as if they are their own. There had never been times where I didn't think that my dad wouldn't be there for me. It was like I always knew he would be. He introduces me as his daughter, and he is my dad. I wouldn't have it any other way. You were able to show me what family is.

So, dad... thanks. Thanks for being you. Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for being strong. Thanks for loving me. Thanks for loving my mom. Thanks for giving me a wonderful little sister. Thanks for being someone that I can count on. Thanks for being my dad.

I love you!

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10 Fun Things You Should Do With Your College Friends Before Summer

Before your friend from New York heads back home, grab her and enjoy her company while you can.

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1. Go on a shopping spree for summer clothes

2. Try out a new restaurant

3. Get matching tattoos (or henna if this is too extreme)

4. Get piercings together

5. Go bowling with a group of friends

6. Go skydiving

7. Go explore a zoo

8. Go on a hiking trail

9. Plan out a weekend to meet over the summer

10. P-A-R-T-Y!!

In college, you meet people from all over the world. Though when you become best friends with those people it is hard to say goodbye when the college year ends. Hopefully, these ideas will help you say goodbye easier (it will definitely be hard but at least you have these memories to hold on too)!

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