Coming into Kent State, I never thought I would end up going Greek, and at first, I didn’t. Formal recruitment flew by and I was un-fazed by the missed opportunity. However, my brother being a part of a fraternity introduced me to a side of Greek Life I didn’t really know. The overall comradery of those boys really made me second guess my decision of not going through formal recruitment in the fall.
With that being said, an amazing opportunity came to me. A few wonderful Delta Gammas I had met invited me out for s’mores one night. Little did I know that what I thought was a simple gathering of friends was going to be the best decision I’ve made thus far in my college career.
I ended up getting a COB application while trying to get sticky marshmallow off of my fingers, and my excitement grew about the situation before me. I was lucky enough to attend a few more COB events this past fall, and met a lot of awesome girls through it. And then the best COB invitation of all came through my inbox one night, labeled as an invite only event. I couldn’t help but guess at what that meant, and I ended up being right!
On October 8th 2014, I got the best news possible. I was wanted by the lovely ladies of Delta Gamma, and I was offered my informal bid.
I cannot explain to you how I excited I was that day. I was calling my mom, my friends from home, and of course my brother. Everyone was equally as excited for me, which simply affirmed the fact that I knew I was making the right decision for myself.
I want to go back to my first few words though, how I never saw myself going Greek. In all honesty, I really didn’t. I thought all sororities were what is portrayed in movies and on television, and I simply did not think that was for me. But I was wrong. Greek Life, especially here at Kent, is so much more than the general sorority stereotype it is thought to be by those who have not experienced it. The bond between friends, the strive to do good, and the love and support shown by everyone on campus completely pulled me in. Delta Gamma specifically is so much more than just a sorority. It is a family. It is a source of companionship, help, and love. I found myself through these beautiful people around me, and I’ve only been a part of this organization for half a semester.
It’s absolutely crazy to me that a few months ago I would’ve laughed at the idea of being a sorority girl. I simply couldn’t have been more wrong. I’ve learned so much from these ladies already, and the more I learned throughout both COB recruitment and my time as a collegian member, the more I fell in love.
If you’re anything like me, I can promise you that looking a little further into what Greek Life truly is, is something you won’t regret!
Fall 2014 COB Recruit (: