I never thought I’d be writing a post with this title, but here I am! Yep, I decided to join a sorority. Delta Delta Delta (aka Tri Delta) just started a new chapter here at Tulane, and I decided I should take this opportunity to find another community here. Because I get to be part of a founding class, this is a really unique opportunity. Essentially, our class gets to shape the image of the sorority on our campus for the years to come. Because I’d never really seen myself as a “sorority girl”, being a memeber of a founding class makes a big difference to me, because we get to decide to what degree we want to fit the stereotypical “sorority” mold.
I’ve posted a lot about my current mental health struggles, which is another huge factor in me deciding to join tri delta. This sorority has some really interesting and important mental health initiatives. One that caught my eye specifically is their body image 3D program, which essentially looks to fight the severe body image issues that young women often face. I’ll probably write more on this once we actually go through the program, so stay tuned for that!
Another way that my mental health impacted this decision is through the community that a sorority can provide. I have found that I thrive on human interaction, and I don’t like how much I’ve felt as though I’m simply waiting around for my friends to hang out with me. So, I decided to find another outlet for human interaction! So far, I have met so many wonderful women, and I know that I’ll only find more as our chapter continues to grow.
A little more background on tri delta, our three main values are friendship, truth, and self-sacrifice, and one of our main slogans (I know that’s not the right word, but I’m not sure what the right word is, so bear with me) is “Be bold, bring you”, which I absolutely love. This sorority focuses on every woman being their best self, rather than conforming to some sort of mold. We also strive to be “kind alike to all”, and I could not love that message more.
I know that this decision is a little unexpected. Hell, I hardly even saw it coming myself! But, I think it’s the right decision for me, and I can’t wait to see where this opportunity takes me!
We love ΔΔΔ!
Stay tuned for more updates,
xoxo, second sister suzie