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Scholarship Programs

When you think of the word scholarship you normally think of an organization or person giving you a particular amount of money for education. In most cases this is true. My house has scholarship grants girls can win or apply for to help them pay for school. But in this instance that’s not what I am talking about. In this case I’m talking more based off the actual definition of the word scholarship. Scholarship is defined as an academic study or achievement. This having nothing to do with earning money for school, simply making an educational achievement of some kind or spending time on studies.

My house has a scholarship program that is required of our girls every year. This is a plan to make sure each girl in the house is on top of their studies. Tonight at chapter one of our members of the Chapter Management Team explained our new plan for the scholarship program. I think it’s brilliant and simple. What each girl has to do is for the rest of the semester they need to make sure they have three scholarship achievements that they can log into a binder. Each log can be anything from doing well on a test to studying for multiple hours at the library. There is a binder for each grade level where the girls can individually log their own achievements. This allows of Chapter Management Team to be aware of how amazing our girls are, as well as make sure we are all being scholarly. It’s really cool that we do this because it contributes to this fact…“At MSU, the sorority average GPA is higher than the all women’s average GPA and the all student average GPA.”

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Delta Gamma┬áis my home away from home. I live with a group of fantastic women all under one roof. Trust me, it has its ups and downs and there are more crazy times than simple ones, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Joining a sorority was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made, I never knew that being completely surrounded by women my age would be exactly what makes me happy.

This post is not about trying to get all the non-greek people of the world to want to join a sorority or fraternity, it’s just the story of the start of my journey in DG, an opener to the madness of all the stories that will be told on this blog about my house.

I know you’ve all probably heard this speech a million times but I was not the typical “sorority girl” when I decided to go through recruitment. All my best friends were guys, and I chose to spend most my time with my guy friends. I didn’t end up wanting to join a house until my sophomore year of college. As a freshman I had zero interest in wanting to be a sorority woman, it just wasn’t for me. But after freshman year ended I realized I didn’t want to graduate college without any life long female friends. That’s when I decided to rush. Recruitment is a story within itself, it was a very long process but ultimately it tends to put you in the house that you belong. Once bid day arrived I discovered that I was in Delta Gamma the same sorority that my great grandma, grandma, mom and three of my cousins were all members of. And that’s where the stories begin.