Joining A Sorority Helped Me Find A Community I Love, And I Couldn't Be More Grateful
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Joining A Sorority Helped Me Find A Community I Love, And I Couldn't Be More Grateful

Greek Life isn't parties and red solo cups. It is philanthropy, a support system, and a home.

Joining A Sorority Helped Me Find A Community I Love, And I Couldn't Be More Grateful

As I sit only hours away from my initiation, I reflect on my past semester with all its up and downs.

At this time last year, I was a high school senior who never in a million years would have joined a sorority. I think past me would be absolutely shocked to see me now.

I cannot deny my hesitation to join a sorority back in the fall.

I thought Greek Life was limited to parties and red solo cups, but to say I was wrong is an understatement. I, the academically focused and awkward geek that I am, said yes to Greek Life.

I know that the media gives sororities and frats a bad reputation.

However, I know more now and would not trade my sisters for the world.

I bet you're thinking, "How does an awkward goofball join a sorority?"

Due to the pandemic, I was lonely during my first month at college. I really only talked to my roommate, who ended up convincing me to give sorority life a try.

After one event, I knew I found my place.

That place was Delta Gamma, the "Do Good Sisterhood."

It had never felt so easy to talk to so many people. Every sister I met was warm and kind. I felt at home and automatically accepted a bid when offered.

From there, I met more wonderful woman who welcomed me with open arms.

Each one unique in her own beautiful way.

The Coronavirus did make joining a sorority interesting to say the least. There were a lot of Zooms and a lot of creativity for events. But, it was entirely worth it. To have a bunch of sisters to back you up and support you during a pandemic is one of the best feelings.

So, I, the very awkward nerd, joined a sorority. Delta Gamma pushes me to do my best academically and socially everyday.

In the span of few months, I found my people.

Even if you think Greek Life isn't for you, don't be afraid to go to events to just learn about the opportunities. Take a chance, and you may be surprised with the people you meet. Greek Life isn't parties and red solo cups. It is philanthropy, a support system, and a home.

In a few hours, I will be officially initiated.

So, Delta Gamma, thank you. I cannot wait for the memories you have in store for me.

Also a big "I love you" to all my sisters. I could not have survived my first semester without any of you.

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