Delta Gamma

Alpha Pi Chapter at University of Arizona

Letter from Recruitment Chair

    My name is Arden Hayek and I am the vp: membership, or Recruitment Chair, of Delta Gamma Arizona-Alpha Pi. I grew up in the small town of Bloomington, Illinois and recently relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona. I am a junior here at the University of Arizona studying Psychological Sciences and Biology in hopes of attending PA school in the near future!

    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. 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 primary recruitment process out of high school must maintain a 3.0 GPA to join our chapter. Collegiate students participating in primary 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. 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 Primary Recruitment 2022! 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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