The big day is finally here: you’re moving in to your freshman dorm. In just a few short hours, your whole life will completely change, and that’s incredibly scary. Moving away from your comfort zone of your home, parents, friends, and so much more is a huge change. Here is some advice to ensure that your first few weeks of college will set you on track for your next four years.
Spread your love, labor, learning, and loyalty as you grow into an older Gamma Phi Beta member.
Grandmas, great-grandmas, and even some moms in the G Phi family tree, I know you are already in the routine of Tuesday: chapter, Wednesday: intramurals, Thursday: exchange, Friday and Saturday: sisterhood, volunteering or a day of rest if you have completed your service hours for the month. You are approaching the real-world soon and have plenty of schoolwork on your to-do list, but that shouldn’t make you the grumpy old woman suffering through your sorority mid-membership crisis. So here’s some tips on how to avoid sorority menopause:
“College goes by in the blink of an eye.” You hear it all the time but you never actually believe it until it’s the day before you have to pick up your cap and gown for graduation that is less than a week away. When you get to college as a freshman, you’ll decide on the different things you want to get involved in. If you’re anything like me, you will have no hesitation of joining a sorority. When you do that, you will spend the next 4 years of your life with the greatest 100 + girls you will ever have the pleasure of being friends with. Before you know it, you will have amazing memories like the ones written below. These girls have changed my life for the better and I would not be the same without them.
It is that time of year again. The sun is out, closets are refreshed with new shorts and flip flops, and your next three months are planned with weekend vacations to the beach or pool. The only thing standing in your way are those pesky finals that professors think we should take to test or knowledge and prove that we should actually pass the course (to be honest, they are probably right).
It should come as no surprise that come May a group of college students graduate and go off to start their exciting new lives in the real world. This of course happens every year and one would think by now it would get easier to say goodbye, I mean we all have at least four years of high school ‘goodbye senior’ experience under our belts, but saying goodbye is never easy. These amazing women were our Bigs, pledge moms, leaders, older sisters, and most importantly our friends. They’re the ones who took us under their wings for late night adventures, who we went to McDonalds with, whom we lived in house with, who gave us their old notes for class, and now all of a sudden they’re all grown up and leaving.
Gamma Phi Beta’s Crescent Classic Week at the Beta Eta Chapter at Bradley University was an amazing success. The women of Gamma Phi Beta would like to thank all of Bradley’s campus for attending our events and helping us raise money for Girls on the Run.
Girls on the Run is a mentoring program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident. The program works to build these strengths by training them to run a 5k with confidence and determination. Throughout our several events during Crescent Classic Week, the women of Gamma Phi Beta raised over $5,000 dollars to donate to Girls on the Run. This money will be donated directly to the organization to allow the mentoring programs to continue to flourish.
The month of April means more than rain showers bringing May flowers for the Beta Eta chapter of Gamma Phi Beta at Bradley University. This year, during the first week of April, GPhi will host their annual Crescent Classic Week. Every spring the Beta Eta chapter hosts events to raise money for their philanthropy, Girls On the Run, which focuses on building young girls confidence.
I never thought I would end up attending a small university, let alone becoming a member of a small Greek community. I always thought that tailgates, sports games, and huge lecture halls were the perfect fit for me. A place where I could sit in the background, do my own thing, and walk across the stage 4 years later.
But I surprised myself by selecting a small school with about 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students, an average class size of about 25 students, and professors that take the time and effort to learn about each individual in their classroom–Bradley University.
Bradley University may be a small college campus, but they provide so many big school opportunities, one of which is its amazing Greek life.
Being a member of a small school Greek community provides many of the same benefits as larger universities. We hold the same events and rituals, but create a support system that is unique from the big universities. Being a part of a small school Greek life was one of the best decisions I have made because it has provided me with so many perks throughout my undergraduate career.
It’s that time of year again! Spring Break is finally here. After a long first half of the semester consisting of countless hours at the library, you are ready for a break. For many students, this is a time to completely unwind–no school, no job, and essentially no responsibilities. With the stress of college, everyone needs to take a break and unplug from all of the stress in their life. But whether you are heading home to some home cooked meals, or to the beach for some sunny weather, it is important to stay safe during this relaxing and unwinding week. So, here are 5 ways to ensure that you have a safe, fun, and unforgettable Spring Break.