Friday, September 26, 2014

Getting My Letters Back

I am a proud member of Zeta Tau Alpha. Being in a sorority provides many opportunities. One of these opportunities is becoming a Rho Gamma (RG). A Rho Gamma is someone who disaffiliates from their sorority chapter to help new students go through recruitment rounds.

The purpose of disaffiliating is to provide unbiased opinions to potential new sorority members. Although it was my senior year, I decided to apply for a Rho Gamma position. I was thrilled when I found out I got the position. Although this meant a lot of changes for me such as not sitting next to my sisters in class and hiding my last name on social media, I was ready for this experience.

When I arrived at school this past fall, I was ready. It was very strange at first, not being able to say hello to sisters that I would normally run to in public, but the experience was very worth it. I had a partner through this process who helped direct meetings with me for the potential new members and support them through their process.

I met so many girls as an RG that I would not have met if I were still in my chapter. One of the best parts of being an RG, aside from seeing the girls get bids from the sororities they wanted so badly, was having the girls who got to know me the best guess the sorority I am in. It was very hard to keep a straight face while the girls were guessing but my partner and I both had them fooled.

On bid day, we ran to our chapters and the girls were happy to see us back with our sisters. When I ran to my Zeta family, I cried like a baby. The whole experience really made me realize how valuable my sisters are to me. I took the opportunities and the girls of Zeta Tau Alpha for granted prior to my RG experience but that will never happen again.

This is me crying and excited after running to my Zeta family.

I understand how much a sisterhood is worth and I will never forget the benefits I get from mine.

"From the outside looking in you can't understand it, and from the inside looking out you can't explain it." -Unknown


  1. Ah ha! I was wondering what the heck was going on with the "RG" last name and you mentioning getting your letters back. How fun!

  2. Alex, I'm so happy that I can actually talk to you in public again! You gave up a lot to be an RG and I know you had an amazing experience. I can't explain how happy I am to welcome you back into ZTA. I think being an RG is a huge sacrifice, but it really pays off!