Letter from Recruitment Chair
My name is Kennedy Shulman and I am the vp: membership, or Recruitment Chair, of Delta Gamma Arizona-Alpha Pi. I was born and raised in Laguna Beach, California and embraced a change of scenery when I moved to Tucson to attend the University of Arizona in 2018. I am will be graduating in December 2021 from the Eller College of Management studying Finance and I have high hopes of attending law school after graduation (fingers crossed)!
Spending time with my sisters, tanning on the DG lawn, and dedicating myself to my studies takes up the majority of my time here. I have met the most remarkable woman in my short time at the UofA and can confidently say I wouldn’t be who I am today without them. As Delta Gamma’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 looks forward to every year. Whether virtual or in-person, we look forward to meeting each and every woman participating in recruitment. Delta Gamma focuses on values-based recruitment with the goal of recruiting women who reflect the same values that we uphold as a chapter: ideals of friendship, the pursuit of educational and cultural interests, social responsibility and character.
Members going through the formal recruitment process out of high school must maintain a 3.0 GPA to join our chapter. Collegiate students participating in 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 the numerous other potential new members who are new to the Greek Community. As a chapter, one of our favorite parts of recruitment is helping each potential new member find a place they can call home.
The recruitment process can be a time of high stress and emotion among both our members and the potential new members. I know that this past year has been a rollercoaster, but it is my goal to ensure a safe and comfortable environment for everyone participating in recruitment. Experiencing heightened emotions is inevitable, but I can assure you that you are not alone and that we have each other to lean on. The best advice I can give you is to trust your gut and stay true to yourself. I promise that you will end up exactly where you belong, regardless of what path you are on to get there. You will have conversations at the beginning of the week that stick with you as you enter each chapter. These conversations will allow you to open up and be your true self, so I encourage you to embrace being vulnerable with our members.
As a junior, I still remember the conversations that led me to Delta Gamma on Bid Day. Becoming a part of this amazing organization has been the best decision I have ever made. I found a group of women who brought out the best in me and allowed me to grow and learn throughout my college experience. And now we are now preparing for Formal Recruitment 2021! I cannot wait to meet this year’s potential new members this fall and I hope that I can make a difference in their lives, as Delta Gamma did mine. Good luck and trust the process.
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