“I look around me and see a sweet life.” -Jessie J
There’s no limit to the amount of wonderful things I can say about my sorority. I love each and every one of my sisters and everything that Alpha Delta Pi offers me. I’ll try my best not to sound biased, but these are a few reasons why I’m proud of the amazing decision I made.
One thing I loved most about Alpha Delta Pi was the environment and atmosphere that surrounded me from day one of recruitment. From the first night to Pref Tea, I was impressed by how well ADPi presented themselves. I whole-heartedly wanted to be them. I seen a little bit of myself in every girl. They showed me how much of a family they were and how they all loved one another. There were no bad vibes or animosity. They were all genuine and welcomed me with open arms. I felt like I was wanted and appreciated.
I never felt like I had to force a conversation. Every girl that I spoke with truly took the time to get to know me and hear my story. They showed interest in me and helped me understand their organization. There were no rehearsed, timed questions and I loved that about them. Unlike the other houses, I felt like a person and not just a number matched with a face.
There wasn’t a time where I felt awkward or didn’t feel at home. From the first night I walked in the room full of fresh faces, I felt a connection to everyone. I didn’t have to pretend to feel comfortable or to enjoy myself, because I actually did. I was impressed by every story I heard and every skit that was performed. The girls never once made me feel intimidated or scared. They showed me their true selves, and that’s what I was able to give them in return.
I fell in love with the philanthropy. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is amazing nonprofit organization, and it made my heart happy when I heard how ADPi works directly to helping the health and needs of children in need. This made me want to be a part of them even more. Alpha Delta Pi raises and donates to these children and their families, and I think that is untouchable.
I didn’t feel the need to have to change myself or adjust. I already fit right in with everyone. I was three hours away from my hometown, but this place gave me closure and peace of mind. It gave me hope and faith in what my future holds.
When I was stuck in the dark, it was my flashlight. This place was where I belonged. It was my home away from home, and I know in my heart that this is where I am meant to be.