Theta Gamma Pi ϴГП

I went to Round Robin as a joke. It’s the traditional beginning of spring Greek Life rush at Hope College. Most of my friends are Greek, and I thought I might as well enjoy myself for a couple of hours hobbling around [remember hip surgery?] and laughing at sorority girls.

I surprisingly got caught up in one organization: Theta Gamma Pi. I walked into their round robin presentation giggling and left with tears in my eyes after watching this:

I didn’t know any of these girls. One went to my high school but I hadn’t ever really interacted with her. But when I watched their rush video, I felt an instant connection. The love and excitement, morals, values, and pure emotion flooded into my heart and caught me up in a whirlwind of strange feelings. I CAME AS A JOKE! This wasn’t supposed to happen.

The week following Round Robin, I was in a huge dilemma. I had condoned Greek life (mostly privately) since high school, and never thought I could be part of something like it.

After attending one rush event, I was hooked. I got there early and was the last to leave. I couldn’t get enough of these beautiful women! They were dedicated, had fun, and were encouraging, empowering, and motivated to succeed.

This past week I was initiated/activated as an active member of ϴГП. I couldn’t be more proud. I now have the most wonderful, powerful, and beautiful (inside and out) sisters that will only enrich my life and my time here at Hope.

Maybe you, too, should open your eyes, try something new, and don’t judge a book by it’s cover.

Published by Amanda Porter

Hi! I'm Amanda. I'm from Traverse City, Mi and I'm a Junior Biochemistry and Molecular Biology major. I do research for the Fraley lab on the gut bacterial ecology of Pekin ducks and I work for the Chemistry department! Aspiring Neurosurgeon and LOVE to learn in all situations. Follow me on Twitter! @hopeamanda15