What is a Delta Gamma?
When I was going through recruitment I was looking for a house that would challenge my mind, listen to my soul, and constantly provide me comfort. Delta Gamma was exactly that, and more. DG, our house mom Susie, and the women you will see in DG, have all made the last three years the best years of my life; I couldn't thank them enough. Without this house, I would not have flourished into the woman that I am today. I would not have found my lifelong best friends. I would not have found myself.
When I was three, my dad made the decision to leave my mom and I. Growing up, I always felt there was something missing from my life and I always thought it was my dad, but I think it was DG and the feeling of being so unconditionally loved. I truly have never felt so wanted in my entire life.
There are no words to express how grateful I am that DG welcomed 18 year old me with open and loving arms, three years ago today.
Three years ago, I was nervous, excited, eager, and conflicted during recruitment week. I was nervous I wouldn't find exactly what I was looking for, excited that I would get to walk through these doors again, eager to see what the last day of recruitment would bring me, and conflicted in my thoughts that DG only wanted me because my mom was a DG. However, that wasn’t the case at all.
DG made me feel so loved, special, and they understood that I was my own individual. They made me feel that this was was my story and ultimately my decision. Even though I chose DG and continue to choose DG every single day, there’s something truly breathtaking to be able to share this house, these traditions, and these women with my mom. It’s even more special that I get to share this sisterhood with 130 of my biggest inspirations at 400 University Terrace. These women challenge me, lift me up, and make me laugh and cry harder than anyone else.
I’m truly going to miss this house and these girls so much. It’s so surreal that we won’t be down the hall from each other come this May, but I know the friendships I have made through DG will last a lifetime and beyond. There are so many things I’m going to miss about this place, but here are a few that stick out to me.
I’m going to miss spending a ridiculous amount of time with Dylan playing GTA in the tv room, finding traffic cones and having to put them back because Olivia thought we were all going to get arrested, dancing with Zoe wherever we went, stealing lamps with Kaelie, CMT meetings with gucci gang, Patten squatting anyone and anything, dancing at the Rail with Lauren and Cass, watching Sophie sob every time she talked about Kellyn, hanging out with my sweet littles, Maddie and Devon, staying up until 4 am with Allyssa for no reason, sobbing in the back stairs after talking to Kellyn after house tours (I guess I know how Sophie feels) and getting a free cookie with a sweet note on my desk from Ellie and Molly.
This house means so much to me, and I hope it means a lot to you too someday.
There are three things I want you to remember: follow your heart, be BOLD, and go whatcha oughta go.
Member Class 2015