Gamma Beta

University of Tulsa

Delta Gamma

Letter from Recruitment Chair

 

Hello, and welcome to our website! If you’re reading this letter, it’s likely you’re considering going through Recruitment at the University of Tulsa. I can not emphasize enough what a fantastic decision it was for me to join Greek life and Delta Gamma when I started college, and, hopefully, I can impart some wisdom and encouragement that will help you make this same wonderful decision for yourself. My name is Anna Petersen, and I am Gamma Beta chapter of Delta Gamma’s vice president of membership, which means that I have the honor of preparing our chapter for recruitment and welcoming potential new members into our home.

I remember when I went through recruitment; I was incredibly nervous about the transition into college, and, when my orientation experience was not what I hoped, I wasn’t sure that I had chosen the right school for me. Recruitment was, in my mind, my last chance to find a community at TU. Luckily, and, frankly, surprisingly, recruitment weekend went by quickly. I met lots of amazing women, but none stood out to me as much as the women in Delta Gamma. From day one, I felt completely at ease in the DG house. The women there were intelligent, passionate, and inviting, and I felt no pressure to be anyone but my true self. I anticipated having a difficult decision on the final day of recruitment but was instead dazzled by the authenticity and relaxed joy found in my Delta Gamma paradise. On my Bid Night, I ran home to DG and was swept up—literally and figuratively—by the tide of women genuinely excited to see me there. I celebrated my new home beside women who I barely knew but who would become my closest friends and allies.

Almost three years later, and my feelings for my sisters in Delta Gamma have not changed. As is the case with any good thing, sometimes things can be frustrating or hard, but, at the end of the day, I still love and respect everything for which Delta Gamma and my sisters stand. I still am amazed by the work we do for our philanthropy, Service for Sight, and the way we are given opportunities to serve the visually impaired first hand. I still feel motivated and encouraged to pursue my educational and cultural interests by sisters who push me to follow my passions and recommend to me the many incredible opportunities at TU. I still feel proud to be held to the standard of character exemplified by Delta Gammas everywhere. And, most importantly, I still feel that I have found lifelong friends who truly exhibit the very best qualities of character.

I am incredibly lucky to have found a group of women that is unified by strong values while still celebrating individuality. This sisterhood is one that will not be impeded by international borders, as my sisters remained my best friends when I went abroad for a semester, or time, as our alumnae are still passionately involved and are some of my finest role models.  Delta Gamma made the University of Tulsa my home away from home, and my genuine wish for each of you is that, through Recruitment, you will find your home away from home as well.

I am thrilled that you are considering Greek life at TU, and I hope that you are excited to learn all that DG has to offer. If you have any questions or concerns about recruitment this fall, do not hesitate to contact me at aep555@utulsa.edu.

I look forward to meeting you this fall,

Anna Petersen

 

 

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