Some of the women of Delta Gamma have shared why they went through recruitment and chose Delta Gamma as their home away from home. Hover over their pictures and read more below to learn about their personal experiences and how this makes our sisterhood so special!
With my family living far away in Texas, I was looking for a strong support system and people that would make me feel welcomed and be there for me during recruitment...
I can say confidently that I made the right decision. I found girls that encourage me to be my happiest, smartest, and my most unique self. DG has given me genuine life long friendships with girls that continue to push me to do my best in everything that I do.
Barbara dos Reis
The summer before recruitment, I was so so nervous that I would feel as though I didn’t belong anywhere. When I met DG though, all those nerves washed away.
It was such a welcoming environment and seeing the girls interacting with each other and the genuine friendships they had formed made me want that too! It was definitely the best decision I made as I formed friendships that I truly will cherish forever. I started college scared that I wouldn’t even find a sorority, and not only did I find a sorority, I found a family
Joining DG has been the best decision I’ve made in college so far. Last year was my first year on campus, and I definitely felt a little lost trying to find my place at UCI. I knew I had to make a change
and DG has definitely been the best place I could have gone to. I feel like it can be hard to fit in at a big school like UCI, but DG has provided me a home and a group of girls I trust and love. In what was previously a dim college experience for me, Delta Gamma has brought a bright light that I know will continue to shine throughout the rest of my time here at UCI
I am very close with my little sister and consider her to be my best friend. When it came time to leave for college, I knew I needed someone who could be there for me and who I could trust, just like her...
During recruitment, I noticed how truly genuine all the women were in Delta Gamma and immediately felt a connection. At first, I wanted to join a sorority for the lifelong friendships, but in Delta Gamma, I found something much more. I found a home away from home as well as friends who I now consider family and can’t imagine life without.
Coming into UCI as a commuter, I expected myself to have a very difficult time making friends on campus and finding a way to get to know people at such a big school...
But once I joined DG, I met so many girls that all had such different personalities and interests, yet they were all so genuine and welcoming. The friends I have made are all so supportive and accepting of who you are, and are always down for a fun adventure.
I committed to UCI really late after getting off the waitlist for the nursing program. I was nervous about how challenging it would be, and was worried I wouldn't be able to be as social and make friends...
Since joining DG, not only have I been given the opportunity to meet my best friends at school, but I'm also academically encouraged and supported everyday by my sisters! There are so many women in this chapter that are also STEM majors and the mentorship and support from them never stops. I am so thankful to have found my home in a community that gives me the perfect balance of allowing me to be a strong student and also a social person. I love DG!!
At a school like UC Irvine with such a large student population, I was seeking a community of women who support, uplift, and encourage one another...
and that is exactly what I felt at Delta Gamma! It’s so amazing to look around seeing women from all different backgrounds, all pursuing careers in every different trajectory you can imagine. I can say with pride that my sisters in Delta Gamma motivate me every day to be the best version of myself I can be.
Growing up hearing about my mom's memories in her sorority and seeing the close friendships she maintained through the years, I knew I wanted to join a sorority in college...
After going through recruitment, I'm so glad I chose DG. Here I have met some of my closest friends and women who constantly inspire and support me. I have grown in many ways thanks to this chapter and will always cherish the memories and friendships I've made and will tell my future kids about one day.
As a first generation college student, I found it very difficult to navigate college on my own. At the height of the pandemic, I found myself struggling to form genuine relationships with my peers around me...
Joining DG allowed me to feel connected to a group of women who not only encouraged me to be my best self, but to foster high ideals as well. I have found my closest friends in this chapter, and now that I am approaching graduation, I would do it 100 times over again. Delta Gamma has truly changed my life, and is my home away from home!