Friday Five: Go Greek!

Today marks the start of formal recruitment here at Wofford. It’s an absolutely crazy weekend, but it ends with an amazing Monday with new members! I know there is a lot of debate out there about the importance of fraternities and sororities, but I see being part of a sorority as one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! Here are my five favorite things about being Greek:

1. Philanthropy: Tri Delta’s national philanthropy is childhood cancer research. This really resonates with me and I absolutely love doing everything I can to help out in raising money. Tri Delta’s also raise 25% of all money raised by Greek organizations! How amazing is that?!

2. My sisters: This sounds cheesy, but I absolutely love my sisters. They are my roommates, best friends, and will be my bridesmaids when I get married. They help me when I’m going through a rough time or when I just don’t feel like studying. I absolutely don’t know what I would do without these girls!

3. Functions: Between the crush parties, semi-formal, and formal we always have a blast. Dressing up and going out with my sisters helps break out of the ordinary.

4. Leadership Opportunities: I have had the pleasure of holding many leadership positions in Tri Delta, including being philanthropy chair. Holding these offices has allowed me to get involved in Tri Delta further and also on campus. I’ve met and worked with people I never would have imagined.

5. Plethora of Ideas: Everyone comes from different backgrounds and has their own ideas. I find it amazing for us to all work together and collaborate to make Tri Delta better. An idea that someone comes up with may turn out to be a tradition for years to come!

 

IMG_1922My pledge class at semi-formal last year! I can’t believe this is our last year!

IMG_1120On the Tri Delta patient care floor at St. Jude with other philanthropy chairs!

IMG_2382Two of my best friends who are also on dance team!

IMG_1997My roommate and I at initiation last year!

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My Tri Delta family at Duck Calls and Overalls!

Are you part of a Greek organization? I would love to hear about your experiences!

Keep Dancing,

Cayla

 

 

 

Wild Wednesday

Do you ever have those days where nothing goes quite like you could have planned? Well that was my day.

I had a post planned for today, but with today’s events I changed my mind. (I was very excited about the other one so you’ll probably see it soon, though.)

The day started off with waking up and not being able to move. Sometime during this morning I rolled over funny while sleeping and strained a nerve in my neck. My back was so tight I was having to think about breathing because I simply wasn’t to avoid the pain. Luckily, it has relaxed some throughout the day at work, but this morning had me worried.

But today while at work I found out some amazing news! Tri Delta‘s nationally raised $5.6 MILLION for St. Jude this past school year! This was a record year for the fraternity! This also sets us at more than $14.2 million towards our goal of $15 million in 5 years! At the rate we have been fundraising I’m predicting that we reach our goal before Christmas.

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[the announcement on the Tri Delta insta]

I’m also extremely proud of my chapter, which raised over $30,000 this past year. Being a smaller chapter this is quite an accomplishment. I’m so proud of my sisters and all the work that they put into helping with fundraising!

Do you have a favorite philanthropy? What’s the most you’ve raised for an organization?

Keep Dancing,

Cayla