Dear Potential New Member,
Starting college is one of the most transitional times in your life. It’s full of uncharted territory, new decisions and freedoms that require you to grow exponentially into the person you are meant to become. During this time of exploration, it is imperative that you have the best support system possible to ease this transition. Going Greek is not just making new friends. It is joining a sisterhood of women who will push you to be your best self at all times.
While the process can be a bit intimidating, the best advice I can give is:
1) go in with an open mind. Stay true to yourself. You don’t need to go where your friends go or where you’ve heard other people you know go. This decision should be yours alone because ultimately, it’s where you will call home for the rest of your life.
2) when you’re going through rush, don’t necessarily pick the place that you have the most in common with the girls you talk to, rather the place that you meet people who you strive to be like and wish to become in the future, because eventually with their guidance you will improve yourself along the way.
3) Have fun!! Don’t get caught up with the flashy stuff like decorations and the house itself. Those things do NOT define that group of women. Ultimately, you need to go where you feel the most challenged yet comfortable with! This process is one that no matter what will work to your advantage. You’ll hear so many times “just trust the process” and this statement is so true. Everything happens for a reason and it will all work out for the best!
I know for a fact that the women of the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Delta are ecstatic that you are considering going through the recruitment process at the University of Louisville! It is such an incredible experience that is unique to each person. I truly believe that Kappa Delta celebrates this – each beautiful and diverse personality – I can confidently say that the women of KD have pushed me to celebrate my real, vulnerable, one-of-a-kind self, and I cannot express how grateful I am to be surrounded by women who push me to be better each and every day. My one hope as you venture through the craziness of rush week is that you’ll take these tips, and that you too feel celebrated and at peace when you walk into our suite. I hope that you see that Kappa Delta stands firm in acceptance, compassion, integrity, and of course, confidence.
Hopefully, during recruitment, you'll walk out of a party thinking about how you don't want to leave, and how you would love to come back tomorrow. That's when you know you've found your home. Good luck, and I can't wait to meet you all! If you have any questions about recruitment, Greek life, or Kappa Delta, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Go Greek, Go Confidently, Go KAYDEE,
Vice President Membership