Why I Chose Greek Life
October 10, 2017
When I transferred to Drexel in fall 2016, I decided to give Greek Life a try. After going through formal recruitment and deciding which sorority I fit in with the most, I found my home in the Drexel Delta Zeta sorority. Since joining Greek Life I have met the most amazing women and made lifelong friends. I have been involved in numerous philanthropic, community service, and volunteer events as well. I know I made the right decision to Go Greek because I am constantly surrounded by women that push me to be the best version of myself.
Looking back, I really chose to Go Greek to get out of my comfort zone and meet new people. I'm typically pretty outgoing and friendly, however transferring to Drexel definitely made it harder to meet people and make friends. Everyone usually finds their group of friends the first year of college, so I was looking forward to being part of a group of women who cared about and valued the same things as I do.
Some of my favorite memories in Delta Zeta (DZ) so far have been Big/Little Reveal and Greek Week. I know how stereotypical "Big/Little" is to a sorority but it sincerely is one of the best parts of Greek Life. I was even lucky enough to go to Iceland with my Big and attend the Reykjavik Fashion Festival! I never would have roomed with her, or even known her if it hadn't been for DZ.
Transferring to a new college can be pretty intimidating, but getting involved as quickly as possible is definitely the best way to make friends and make the most of your new school! Whether it be joining a sorority, a fitness club, or even a foodie/health club, I strongly encourage anyone to get involved here at Drexel! I know for a fact if I didn't get involved in Greek Life I would have never met any of the lovely girls I get to call my best friends.
Alyssa Overton is a sophomore Design & Merchandising Major at Drexel University from Upstate New York. She has been working in retail since she was 16 and loves risking her life every year to go Black Friday shopping.