Joining a sorority at SUNY Oswego was one of the best things that I have done during my time here. I never had a sister before joining my sorority and these women quickly accepted me as one of their own. I have met my absolute best friends and my future bridesmaids and I have Delta Phi Epsilon to thank for that.
It really saddens me when greek life is talked about so negatively. I have been a sister of Delta Phi Epsilon for almost two years now and I have gained so many skills just from this organization. In my two years of being a sister I have been a leader in not only my chapter’s eyes but in the eyes of the entire greek community. Within the greek community here at SUNY Oswego, there are many minor councils and programs one being “Lettered Leaders.” Throughout this program, I learned what it takes to be a leader within the greek community. The following semester, I had the opportunity to be a facilitator for the program, where I taught newer members of our community on how to be a leader. I have also been an executive board member of G.A.M.M.A. (Greeks Advocating the Mature Management of Alcohol). During my time on this E-Board, I worked with members from other chapters to give the greek community a better reputation. Other than these councils and programs that help greeks gain leadership skills, my sorority has allowed me to network with others more than I have ever imagined. My sorority has over 70,000 sisters because it is an international sorority in both the United States and Canada. Having so many sisters has benefitted me in many ways, one being an interview that I had last week for a possible summer internship. If I was not a member of Delta Phi Epsilon I would not have had the opportunity to speak with someone regarding a field that I am so passionate about.
It is so unfortunate that greek life has a negative stigma attached to it. Don’t let others tell you something without doing research on it yourself. Talk to people in greek life and ask about the positives that comes along with being a part of something bigger than yourself. Without my sorority I would not be the woman that I am today. Thank you sisters. Thank you Delta Phi Epsilon.