Letter from Recruitment Chair
My name is Maddie Tingirides and I am the VP Membership, or Recruitment Chair, of the Alpha Pi Chapter of Delta Gamma. I was born and raised in sunny Southern California, and decided to trade the beach sand in for the desert sand! I am currently a junior at the University of Arizona in the Eller College of Management studying Marketing. Studying in Eller’s Professional Development center, activities with Delta Gamma, and spending time with my sisters takes up most my time here. As Alpha Pi’s recruitment chair, I will be overseeing and organizing our chapter’s recruitment while serving as the representative and communicator on behalf of Delta Gamma to the University of Arizona Panhellenic Office.
Welcoming potential new members and gaining a new member class is something Delta
Gamma’s members look forward to and put heavy focus on every year. Although this year will
be a bit different, we look forward to meeting everyone in a Virtual environment! Delta Gamma
focuses on a values-based recruitment with the goal of recruiting women who reflect the same
values that we uphold as a chapter: character, scholarship, community service, and involvement.
Members going through the formal recruitment process out of high school must maintain a 3.0
GPA to join our chapter, while collegiate students going through formal recruitment are expected to maintain a 2.75 GPA. We value our alumnae and look forward to meeting Delta Gamma legacies, as well as opening our sisterhood to other potential new members who are new to the Greek community. As a chapter, one of our favorite parts of recruitment is helping guide each potential new member to find her “home away from home.”
The recruitment process possesses high stress and emotion amongst our members and the
potential new members going through recruitment. I find it extremely important to ensure a safe
and comfortable environment for everyone participating in recruitment. Feeling nervous is
inevitable, but at least we have each other to lean on throughout the whole process! An important factor to note is to trust yourself and stay true to your feelings throughout recruitment. You will end up where you belong, regardless of the steps you take to get there. You will have conversations in the beginning of the week that stick with you and that you will cherish when it comes to decision time. Aim for conversations that allow you to open up and be your true self. Do not be scared to be deep with an active member, those are the conversations that will show you where you need to be! As a current Senior, I still remember many conversations I had as a potential new member. Becoming a part of such an amazing organization and group of women has only brought positive light to my life. Delta Gamma has allowed me to grow, learn, and enjoy throughout my college experience. I am thoroughly excited to welcome our new members with open arms, hoping I can make a difference in their lives as Delta Gamma did mine. We are now preparing for Primary Recruitment 2020! I cannot wait to meet this year’s potential new members. Good luck and trust the process!