By Anna Rzepkowski, Director of Public Relations
After a long and exciting summer full of trips, internships, conferences and much more, we are excited to start off another great semester in Delta Gamma!
Some members of our Chapter Management Team attended the biennial Delta Gamma Convention over the summer. Throughout this experience, they met alumni and sisters from chapters across the country and voted on amendments to our constitution. Additionally, Beta Psi was recognized for our philanthropic efforts over the past year.
Starting on July 27, 59 of our members moved into the DG mansion where they will spend the year living with their sisters and enjoying some new renovations.
We then officially kicked off Delta Gamma’s 2022 Work Week to prepare for Primary Recruitment! The week consisted of fun themes like Candy Land, Hometowns, and Roll DG, and surprise treats like Baked Bear, Bomb Pops and cotton candy.
Open house round of Primary Recruitment was virtual this year, so Potential New Members watched our open house video to get a small glimpse into what makes Delta Gamma sisterhood unique. On August 7, we welcomed PNMs into the DG mansion to learn about our philanthropy, Service for Sight, the many available opportunities to get involved and how we strive to Do Good every day. Then, our active members got to share their favorite aspects of Delta Gamma sisterhood with PNMs during sisterhood round beginning on August 10. Finally, after preference round, the final round of Primary Recruitment, it was time for Bid Day!
On August 14, active members dressed in pink and blue stood outside the DG mansion holding golden anchors and waiting for MC ‘22 to run home. We are all so excited to welcome home the 131 women who ran to Delta Gamma to be part of MC ‘22! After some photos and a meal, new members packed for that evening’s Bid Day Retreat, a silent disco at NorthRiver Yacht Club. New members had a lake day to bond with their new sisters, attended the annual Bid Day celebration at Bear Trap and made Swag T-shirts to wear on the first day of classes over the few days before classes started.
It was so great to welcome all of our members back to Tuscaloosa for the first day of classes on August 17. The year started off strong with a banner to take photos with, Krispy Kreme Donuts and Celsius drinks thanks to our programming team. Welcome back everyone and welcome home MC ‘22, we can’t wait to see what this semester in Delta Gamma will bring!