Letter from the Chapter
Dear Potential New Members,
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about the Gamma Rho chapter of Tri Delta at Pepperdine University! We are so excited to learn more about you as well. Our chapter has been hard at work to prepare to bring you our best- and we cannot wait to meet you!
When I went through the formal recruitment process in Fall 2021 as a sophomore, I had no idea where I would end up. My first year at Pepperdine was completely online (I am sure we remember those Zoom days so fondly), so when I rushed during my first in-person semester, I knew that I was looking for a sense of community and sisterhood. As recruitment progressed and I got to speak with women in our chapter more, I was drawn to Tri Delta’s founding mission. In 1888, our founders saw a need for an organization that valued truth, self-sacrifice, and friendship over everything else. The recruitment process showed me that the women of Gamma Rho work to embody these values of our sisterhood every day.
Since I have found my home in Tri Delta, I have been astonished by the amount of intelligent, passionate, resilient, and kind women that I have been able to befriend. Our chapter members have become some of the most valued friends in my life. As a first-year, I could have never imagined the amount of people that would go on to emotionally invest in me and push me to be the best leader and version of myself I could possibly be. I also could not have imagined how many Harry Styles fans I would be surrounded by on a daily basis. The support and reciprocity that I have experienced in this chapter has been one of the most important aspects of my college years, and I know that I have found life-long friends and confidants in Tri Delta.
Although the amazing friendships I have been lucky enough to form in this chapter have been an integral part of my life for the past two years, Tri Delta is committed to more than just sisterhood. Our diversity initiatives through our chapter’s DEI Committee and our national LEADDD Now Commitment have grown our chapter in our understanding of social issues and our member’s engagement with causes they care about. Through our annual Tri Love Week event, our chapter hosts activities to engage our campus in learning about a variety of mental-health-related topics — from healthy relationships to creating meaningful friendships, to learning how to de-stress as a college student. And, of course, our commitment to childhood cancer research through our support of St. Jude Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of LA are both near and dear to our hearts. In fact, our national Tri Delta chapter recently reached our goal of earning $60 million for St. Jude TWO years early.
Recruitment can be a very stressful experience for PNMs and active members alike. As a senior playing a bigger role in recruitment this year, I can say with confidence that keeping an open mind, prioritizing eating good meals and good sleep, and staying true to yourself are the most important things you can do for yourself during recruitment. We are so excited to meet you and learn all about the unique things that make you, you!
Vice President of Member Experience