Proud to Be Greek Wednesdays - June 6th, 2018

The lifelong bonds you form, the communities you serve, and the invaluable lessons you learn are all part of an unforgettable Greek organization experience. Joining a brotherhood or sisterhood is an honor and a privilege, and with it comes social awareness and responsibility. Each week we are going to be featuring an essay written by a fraternity/sorority member to highlight how Greek life has had a positive impact. The Bid That Changed Me In high school I had a group of friends, but I always felt left out and frankly, irrelevant. At all of the group events, my best friend and I walked off to the side since the other girls rarely included us, so we stuck together. I started getting really depressed my junior year of high school. I felt as if I had surface level friends that did not really care about how I was doing or how I was feeling. It made me feel so alone and like I had nobody to talk to. This sad period continued throughout senior year. I reminded myself that graduation, college, and rush were coming very soon and that is what kept me hopeful. I had older friends in sororities that told me to rush because they knew the type of friendships I was looking for and thought I could find those in a Greek house at the University of Oklahoma. Every time I walked into the Tri Delta house during rush, I felt welcomed and relaxed. I did not worry about my hair, makeup, or outfit, I really just wanted to be these girls’ friend. On pref night, I was asked what I was looking for in a sorority. I told her I am looking for forever friends; friends that will love me at my best and my worst, friends that push me to achieve more, friends that will always be there for me, and as cheesy as it is, friends that will stand next to me on my wedding day. She told me that this was the place for me. She reminded me of their motto, “let us steadfastly love one another” and that she wanted me to experience the steadfast love of Tri Delta. On bid day when I opened my bid to Delta Delta Delta, I was ecstatic. I ran home with one of the girls on my hall. Ever since that day I have met some of the most amazing people. These girls do not care about how I look, they care about my heart. They want to make sure I always feel loved and cared for. I cannot count how many times I have been down and immediately had three or more sisters there for me to give me a hug and tell me everything will be all right. I also discovered that there were girls that felt the exact same way as I did in high school. I realized that there are people in this world that will truly care about you. Through Tri Delta, I have met the most inspirational people. My friend Madison constantly teaches me loyalty, my friend Emma teaches me to not take things too serious and to always laugh at myself, and my friend Kat teaches me how to be strong when I think I’m too weak. Haylee, my big, most of all reminds me of my importance and how loved I am. Tri Delta has introduced me to my forever friends.
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