My name is Olivia Slicker and I am the Vice President of Membership for the Beta Xi Chapter here at SFA. I am so excited you’ve chosen to attend Stephen F. Austin and am even more excited you are considering Greek Life! I am going into my senior year with a major in Education. Tri Delta is extremely special to me and has shaped me into the collegiate woman I am today!
My most important piece of advice for anyone going through Recruitment is that this is your time to choose whole-heartedly and independently your home, not only to last throughout your college years but for your whole life. It is such an amazing opportunity to be able to choose a home that you will find a bond within a sisterhood while also making memories that last a lifetime. All I can hope for every young woman going through Panhellenic Recruitment is that you find a home that supports all the things you love and are interested in. We love recruitment because it gives us a chance to show what we, as Tri Delta women, stand for!
Nationally, Tri Delta has a purpose that states:
"The purpose of Delta Delta Delta shall be to establish a perpetual bond of friendship among its members, to develop a stronger and more womanly character, to broaden the moral and intellectual life, and to assist its members in every possible way.
It shall also be the purpose of Delta Delta Delta to promote and develop mutually beneficial relationships between the Fraternity and the colleges and universities where the Fraternity has established chapters, to develop qualities of unselfish leadership among its members, and to encourage them to assume, with integrity and devotion to moral and democratic principles, the highest responsibilities of college women." —Written by Sarah Ida Shaw in 1888
This purpose is what drives us during our lifelong membership with Tri Delta, and is something that we strive to utilize and follow while going through the Recruitment process. Our chapter searches for women that meet these standards and we pride ourselves on not wishing to change any member but hoping that she leaves her collegiate experience as a better version of herself.
Tri Delta offers leadership experience, personal growth, diversity, community, and so much more. My experience has been unforgettable thus far, and I know that all my sisters would agree when I say that we have truly found a home away from home within our chapter. We cannot wait to meet you and to help you through the process of Recruitment. Wherever you decide to call home, make sure that it is a place that you can see yourself proudly representing anywhere you go. Ultimately you may feel as if you’re choosing the sorority that you want, but in all reality, the sorority chooses you as well. It is so important to take into account the morals that you hold yourself to, and base your decision on what you feel is best for you. We encourage you to check out our website and all chapters at SFA, to get a feel for what your preferences are in a chapter and to learn all that you can about other aspects of Recruitment such as sisterhood and philanthropy, and so much more!
If you have any questions regarding Recruitment, Greek Life, or our chapter please feel more than welcome to contact any member and we will help you to the best of our abilities!
Axe ‘Em & Delta Love,
Vice President of Membership