I was never fully set on the sorority life. I’m not the kind of girl to go to the fraternities and bars so I didn’t quite understand the point of sororities. However, my mind has completely been changed on that.
Being in a sorority has been one of the best things to happen to me at Ole Miss. While I cannot always say that was my answer after these past few weeks I can say that confidently.
If you aren’t sure about the sorority life let me tell you why I love it so much and maybe I can change your mind.
A sorority is more than “throwing what you know” and social events. Being in a sorority is always having someone to eat with and sharing a passion for many of the same things. The girls of Delta Gamma have been some of the most inspirational I have ever met. Every time I get to hear one of their stories or learn a little bit more about them as a person I get to see a little bit more of the reason I was handpicked for this sweet new home of mine.
That is another thing that I love. My family has always been very important to me and with Delta Gamma, I got a family away from home. Coming to college was a really hard transition for me. I became extremely homesick and wasn’t sure why I chose to go the incredible distance of 105 miles away from home. (That’s an hour and a half y’all.) I felt alone and scared. Before rush, I was able to make great friends but the ones I’ve made in DG are the ones I know I will hold onto forever.
Another one of the reasons I chose DG was because of its faith-based values. Different things said and done during recruitment enticed me to believe that this would be more than meets the eye. These girls had deep relationships many of them rooted in their faith. One of the first things they told us as new members were about the various bible studies held within DG. that was a game changer for me as I was eager to plug myself in.
If I had to choose one word to describe my feeling toward DG it would be comfort. I feel safe in the house, with my member class, and when I see other members around Oxford. It is having something in common with a large group of people. It is the safeness of having these people surround you in the good and bad. It is reading loving notes about each other and praying together. Sisterhood is more than the “Ole Miss Culture.” It is having someone help you up when you’re down, give you a kind word when you can’t find one for yourself, call you out when you mess up but help you figure out how to fix it, and loving you unconditionally. I cannot say I am even close to knowing every member of my sorority but I can say that we do all know that DG is more than a sorority. It is an unbreakable bond that I will forever cherish. It is a place that inspires and encourages me to DO GOOD and love unconditionally.
Thank you, Delta Gamma for changing my college experience.
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