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Donte Gilbert of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Returns from Studying Abroad in Costa Rica!
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Donte Gilbert of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Returns from Studying Abroad in Costa Rica!

http://thewestgeorgian.com/uwg-student-returns-from-studying-abroad-in-costa-rica/

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Bambo d.k.a (Delta Known As) HighRanked. I pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Spring 2k12 with 18 other amazing young talented women. I pledged Delta for many many reasons. Five of those reasons were:
1. I recognized the greatness in myself and knew only one sorority would help illuminate my inner greatness.
2. I yearned for a genuine ever lasting bond. DST provides me with an amazing sisterhood, support system, networking base, and genuine friendships.
3. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my older sisters who are also members of this distinguished sorority.
4. I wanted to be apart of an organization that actually uses both hands to get the job done, an organization founded upon changing situations for the better, an organization that backs down from nothing and overcomes everything.
5. The Kappa Delta Chapter of DST has some of the most astonishing, reliable, trustworthy, and all around beautiful women I know. Who wouldn’t want to be apart of that?!?!

Greek Life on the campus of UWG has definitely been a fun learning experience. You will be surprised how much change a person with a pleasant presence has. I have learned over the course of my Greek life regardless of what you have going on in your personal life, keep a smile on your face and a positive demeanor because you never know who’s admiring you from a distance.

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Bambo d.k.a (Delta Known As) HighRanked. I pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Spring 2k12 with 18 other amazing young talented women. I pledged Delta for many many reasons. Five of those reasons were:

1. I recognized the greatness in myself and knew only one sorority would help illuminate my inner greatness.
2. I yearned for a genuine ever lasting bond. DST provides me with an amazing sisterhood, support system, networking base, and genuine friendships.
3. I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my older sisters who are also members of this distinguished sorority.
4. I wanted to be apart of an organization that actually uses both hands to get the job done, an organization founded upon changing situations for the better, an organization that backs down from nothing and overcomes everything.
5. The Kappa Delta Chapter of DST has some of the most astonishing, reliable, trustworthy, and all around beautiful women I know. Who wouldn’t want to be apart of that?!?!
Greek Life on the campus of UWG has definitely been a fun learning experience. You will be surprised how much change a person with a pleasant presence has. I have learned over the course of my Greek life regardless of what you have going on in your personal life, keep a smile on your face and a positive demeanor because you never know who’s admiring you from a distance.
Sep 5
My name is John Peterson III and I am currently a senior here at the University of West Georgia. I am an active member of The Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. I chose to join a fraternity because I knew a lot about fraternities even before enrolling at UWG. Greek Life was something that interested me at a very young age. A lot of people that were influential to my life where Greek and I looked up to those individuals. Omega Psi Phi stood out to me the most because of the long lasting relationships guys build with each other. Omega Psi Phi created a family atmosphere that I wanted to be apart of, also something I learned to cherish.

My name is John Peterson III and I am currently a senior here at the University of West Georgia. I am an active member of The Kappa Kappa Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. I chose to join a fraternity because I knew a lot about fraternities even before enrolling at UWG. Greek Life was something that interested me at a very young age. A lot of people that were influential to my life where Greek and I looked up to those individuals. Omega Psi Phi stood out to me the most because of the long lasting relationships guys build with each other. Omega Psi Phi created a family atmosphere that I wanted to be apart of, also something I learned to cherish.

Alpha Gamma Delta - Julia Edwards

          When I signed up for recruitment three years ago, I only did it because I was a freshman and wanted to get involved on campus. I had no idea the impact that would be made on my life. During recruitment, I didn’t know anything about greek life so I got to know the girls at each house and slowly made my decision. At Alpha Gamma Delta, I felt at home. I knew I could be myself and the sisters already loved me for that. It’s hard to express in words how much all my sisters mean to me. Through my freshman year, the older sisters taught me so much. They taught me morals and a purpose to live by. I have always had good morals but they taught me to strive even harder in everything I do. I maintained a great GPA, went to all the fun sisterhood events, dressed up for socials, participated in philanthropy events, and held 2 offices.  I have grown as a leader, a mentor,  a friend,  and most importantly a sister. I cannot believe that I am about to start my senior year in college. It is so sad that I only have a year left at West Georgia, but I know that the friendships I have made are going to last a lifetime. I wouldn’t be where I am today without the women of Alpha Gamma Delta. They are my best friends and impact every aspect of my life! I can’t wait to get a new pledge class and share this special bond with them! I look forward to seeing this sisterhood grow as I graduate and can’t wait to come back to visit as a proud alumni for years to come! 




Emily Sexton - Phi Mu

When I came to the University of West Georgia my freshman year, I didn’t know much about sororities and was hesitant about going through recruitment. However, I can honestly say that pledging a sorority was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Being in a sorority is being a part of something bigger than yourself; it’s finding a home away from home, and a new definition of family. Phi Mu has molded me into the person I am today, by building my character through leadership opportunities and philanthropic endeavors. Being a part of Phi Mu means being accepted as yourself, having a constant support system, and forging the best friendships you will ever have. Phi Mu has instilled in me the core values of the type of woman I desire to be. Each day I strive to uphold the ideals of my founders, by serving Christ and living out the meaning of ‘love, honor, truth.’ Most importantly being a part of Phi Mu means a constant, unwavering love, a type of support in tragedy, and celebration in accomplishments. It’s amazing the extent that these girls go to, to let another feel the strong embrace of our bond. It is something indescribable and incomparable to any feeling. I highly recommend that everyone go through recruitment and find where they belong. My sisters mean the world to me and the impact they’ve had on my life is everlasting. I am honored and proud to call Phi Mu my home and family. 

Emily Sexton 

Phi Mu 

Chi Omega - Gina Boulus

In high school I had not the slightest idea of what Greek life was. I was confused as to why people wore shirts with triangles, horseshoes and upside down L’s on them. None of my immediate family is Greek and I was just never exposed to it. When people would ask me if I were rushing I would reply with “No… I’m taking my time?” Then I started my first semester at West Georgia and the only thing the girls that lived on my hall would talk about was recruitment. They tried to talk me into it but I refused. I, like many others, just thought it was not for me. So they rushed and I hung back. I saw the relationships they had with their sisters and I immediately regretted my decision. Although I spent a lot of time with my friends I made on my hall and their brand new sororities, it just wasn’t the same. The next year all of my best friends who were also sophomores decided to rush. They begged me to join them and once again I declined. I don’t know why I didn’t go through recruitment once more but I regretted it all over again. All of my closest friends who went through recruitment that year ended up at the wonderful sorority of Chi Omega. I saw not only how much fun they were having, but also how accepting their sisters were. I was able to tell from an outsiders perspective of how strong their sisterhood is and I immediately knew I had to be a part of that sorority. I had my doubts about Greek life all throughout my college career until I met those inspiring ladies of Chi Omega. I went through informal rush, or spring rush, that January. I would come home every night after the events feeling like I was on top of the world. These girls genuinely wanted me to be a part of something great. To them, I wasn’t just a number. I was treated like sister before I even was one and that feeling of being accepted as you are is the best feeling I have ever had. Chi Omega saw things in me that I couldn’t even see in myself yet. To them I was an asset to their chapter. These girls bring out the absolute best in me. They make me want to be better, every single day. I walk taller, smile bigger, and try harder because I have standards to uphold. They motivate me in every sense of the word. I can honestly say that I have an entire chapter of girls who would literally give me the shirt off their back if I needed it and not think twice about it. They are my support system and I am so blessed to have found that. Chi Omega is my heart. Being a part of something bigger than myself is truly the most amazing feeling and I wish everyone could experience what I have. I cannot imagine my life without Chi Omega anymore. It is 100 percent the best decision I have ever made and the only thing I regret these days is not doing it earlier! I hope that you give Greek life a chance because there are only 4 short years in college and if you find what I have found in Chi Omega, 4 years is not nearly enough. Good luck to all of you and best wishes!



Alpha Xi Delta - Chelsea Holmgren

When I went through recruitment, I thought I had my mind already made up on where I thought I belonged. But once I stepped into the house of Alpha Xi Delta I knew this is where I was supposed to be. This amaXing group of girls has become my rock, my shoulder to cry on, and my family. This isn’t going to be just a few years of college, this is a bond that lasts a lifetime and they will be there at your wedding, baby shower and many other events that you will go through. Going Alpha Xi Delta was one of the best decisions I ever made and living in the house this year makes our bond even stronger. No matter what the situation or emergency is, I always have my sisters there to make me smile and laugh again. These are the memories and best times of my life that I will never forget. Alpha Xi Delta is the best thing that has ever happened to me. 

Xi Love & Mine! TFJ

Chelsea Holmgren

Chi Omega - Taylor Young

When I first came to the University of West Georgia two years ago, I was a completely different person than I am today. You see, a month before college began, I lost the single most important person in my life: my mother. Obviously I was hesitant to even attend school, let alone get involved with campus activities. Feeling it would be what my mom had wanted, I reluctantly came to West Georgia anyway. It was a pretty miserable freshman year for me. I went home every single weekend and stayed here only when absolutely necessary.  I did somehow manage to make a few friends, and with their encouragement, I decided to come back to UWG for sophomore year. They had already signed up for sorority recruitment, and after further pleading, they convinced me to do that as well. I honestly and sincerely did not expect to go through with it, but something in my gut told me I should. And I’m so thankful that I followed that gut feeling. I ended up finding my home in Chi Omega, a choice I have never once regretted. My wonderful sisterhood and Greek community as a whole have made a miraculous difference in my outlook on college and life in general. I am one million times happier now than I was at the beginning of my college career, and I feel like Greek life is one of the major causes of this. I now have a support system of sisters who are always there to make me laugh or wipe away my tears, day or night. They accept me completely for who I am and who I am becoming, and that is something that everyone deserves to find. So go Greek. It’s one of the best decisions you could ever make.

Chi Omega - Courtney Foster

Let’s be honest, unless you are already friends with someone who is happily Greek, Greek life can come with a lot of negative connotations. Long before I joined Chi Omega I didn’t understand Greek life or the purpose of it because none of my family members were Greek. I met a few sorority girls here and there before I had even graduated high school and in my experience most of them were unfriendly or intimidating. At the time, those few experiences taught me all I needed to know about Greek life: that it wasn’t for me.
Thankfully I met a group of girls who proved me wrong. I am here to tell you: do not let the negative stereotypes stop you from giving Greek life a try! I fell in love with the ladies of Chi Omega and saw that they were everything I aspired to be. I knew I wanted to be able to call them my sisters for life! Every chapter is different, and even within each chapter, every SISTER is different! Most girls in each chapter are similar to you in more ways than you think! To have sisters that are experiencing the same situations as you, ALWAYS there for you, ready to help you and bring out the best in you, is a blessing I never knew I could have. My sisters accept and love me for who I am, and at the same time they push me to better myself.
Plain and simple, I would say it is very unlikely that your college experience will be half as memorable if you don’t have amazing sisters with you enjoying every step of the way. When I look back at my life before Chi Omega compared to now, I see a girl who has changed in SO many positive ways and given SO many more opportunities and experiences - all thanks to Chi Omega and my willingness to step out of my comfort zone and give Greek life a try!
Best of luck with your decision,
Courtney Foster

 

Delta Delta Delta - Tori Lee

Before I was a freshman at UWG, I knew I wanted to go greek. I always thought it looked like so much fun, and it seemed like I’d fit right in! The people I knew that already attended West Georgia told me that I would be a perfect fit for a certain sorority, so naturally I had my heart set on that one. But, when I came to orientation, I learned that I had to give them all a chance. As I was going through recruitment, I made connections with different sororities. However, the ladies of Delta Delta Delta took me under their wing and I felt a stronger connection there over everywhere else.

As I was going through rush, I remember how I wanted to find close bonds of friendship. Tri Delta is my family away from my real family, my home away from home. I couldn’t have picked a better choice. Tri Delta has showed me that if you need anything, you have 85 girls that will be there. If you need to ask for a prayer, you have 85 people praying for you. It’s not always about the formals, the socials, and the fun philanthropy events. It’s more than that; it’s about the close friendship and special bond that you share with each sorority sister. Tri delta will not only give you great sisters, but it will help your leadership abilities as well. I hold an office within Tri Delta and it has really taught me responsibility and helped me mature. It has showed me that I have a voice and an opinion in my chapter.

I am so grateful to have these ladies in my life, and I don’t know where I’d be today without them. They helped me through my first year of college by convincing me to go to the library, to always focus on my studies, and to remember that school is highly important. Tri Delta means more to me than anything else. It’s something that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I will always be wearing my letters these ladies will always be by my side. I am so excited to see what the next three years at UWG will bring me, and so ecstatic to spend them with my sorority!