Letter from President
As the president of Delta Gamma (Arizona-Alpha Pi), I would like to you to our updated website. Alumnae-welcome home. To all of the women going through recruitment- I hope I can give you insight into how this chapter has become a second family and consistently inspires each of us to do good within the University of Arizona, Panhellenic, the Tucson community, and beyond.
Delta Gamma at the University of Arizona is home to 309 amazing collegiate members. In the Spring 2019 semester, our members completed over 4,000+ service hours and raised over $31,100+ that fall for our foundation, Service for Sight. Delta Gamma members are involved everywhere on campus and in many places in the community. From teaching fitness classes, working late night hospital shifts, and student teaching- a Delta Gamma likes to stay busy!
As a woman, I am proud to be a part of an organization that fosters an environment of high standards and daily empowerment. A special way that we do this is by nominating a Sailor Sunday, a woman who constantly goes above and beyond, in and out of the classroom and embodies the pillars of being a Delta Gamma. Throughout the craziness of the pandemic, our sisters have been beacons of hope and joy when the world has never been crazier. From virtual movie nights to live-in tanning sessions on the tanning porch to eating lunch on the front lawn, we’ve tried to create a sense of normalcy and community through it all.
If you would have told my freshman self prior torecruitment that I would be president as a sophomore I would have laughed in your face. But, throughout all of 2019 Formal Recruitment, I felt this tug and feeling of comfort every time I walked through the Delta Gamma doors- I was hooked. After bid day and meeting my member class I knew, right then and there, I had found my people.
During my first semester as a new member, I decided to get involved in everything I possibly could. It was through meeting amazing junior and senior members of the chapter that I knew I wanted to follow in their footsteps and hold a leadership position. The love I have for this chapter and the women that make it a home is hard to put into words. To me, Delta Gamma feels like your abs hurting from laughing too hard. It feels like the ray of sunshine breaking the clouds after a thunderstorm. But it also feels like a soft smile and a reassuring hand squeeze after a hard day.
I am honored to represent and selflessly serve the Alpha Pi members of Delta Gamma and I could not be more proud to lead a group of inspirational, motivated and loving young women. I will forever be grateful for this experience as we look forward to welcoming new members this fall. Until then- I wish you and your family a safe and positive summer!
Caroline Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org