Congratulations on your admission to Georgia Tech! My name is Rachel, and I’m so excited to represent Alpha Gamma Delta as Vice President of Recruitment. This past fall, our chapter celebrated another successful Recruitment after our beautiful Pledge Class of 2016 ran home to us on Bid Day.
As Alpha Gamma Deltas, we live by the motto, “Inspire the Woman, Impact the World”. This year, our sisters took initiative in on-campus organizations such as Student Government, Tour Guides, Women’s Recruitment Team, FASET, and more. We also cheered for Sara as she was crowned Ms. GT, watched Karisma as she worked to find a cure for Tuberculosis in India as a Fulbright Scholar, and celebrated sisters as they received offers from companies like Google, Disney, and Deloitte. With several sisters setting themselves up for successful careers or gaining admittance into top graduate schools, I constantly feel inspired.
I will always cherish my years in Alpha Gam for the memories I’ve made with sisters. I treasure memories of exploring European cities on the weekends during our study abroad and discovering new brunch spots right here in Atlanta. I look back on fond memories like volunteering at food kitchens with sisters and getting campus excited about our philanthropy by hosting fun events like Grilled Cheese with AGDs and our annual Alpha Gam Madness March Madness bracket competition where the proceeds go to supporting the fight to end hunger. Whether it’s getting ready for crush party or watching all of Gilmore Girls, my sisters are by my side, rooting for, encouraging, and inspiring me. Because of our commitment to each other and our community, Alpha Gam has made a huge impact on me throughout my time at Tech.
Recruitment is an intimidating and scary time, but just know, that each of you has immense potential and deserves a loving and nurturing home away from home! My hope for you is that you feel comfortable, valued, and confident in who you are throughout the recruitment process. We cannot wait to show you the joy and love of what it means to be an Alpha Gamma Delta during Recruitment!
Alumnae members of Alpha Gamma Delta have endless opportunities to stay involved with the Fraternity. Alpha Gamma Delta can provide a lifelong ability to give back, whether you choose to volunteer with a collegiate chapter as an advisor or with a larger role on the Volunteer Service Team. Many cities and areas across North American have Alumnae Chapters and Clubs that alumnae can join to keep with with sisters and meet other Alpha Gams close to home.
The goal of the Alpha Experience is to help new members acclimate to Fraternity life and set expectations for membership. With an emphasis on sisterhood, the Alpha Experience consists of five key programs: Scholarship, Values, Life Balance, Operations and History.
The Gamma Experience is focused on individual and chapter growth and provides members the opportunity to learn more about themselves and develop skills that will impact them for a lifetime. Throughout the two-year program, members discuss the relevance of each line of the Alpha Gamma Delta Purpose in today's society and participate in group and individual activities surrounding these lines. Individual reflection is also a component of this program.
The Delta Experience was created to help seniors navigate the transition from collegiate to alumnae life. Through senior-specific activities with local alumnae chapters/clubs and Junior Circles, the Delta Experience allows seniors to prepare for life after college as they reflect on their collegiate experience with activities such as Senior Recognition Week.
Together, these components offer all Alpha Gamma Deltas the necessary tools to become strong, progressive women who make a positive difference in the lives of others. The Fraternity is confident that the Alpha Gamma Delta Experience will benefit our members by providing the framework for lifelong, personal and professional development.
Alpha Gamma Delta provides its members with a defining college experience that lasts a lifetime. Inspired by the vision and values defined by our Founders, Alpha Gamma Delta cherishes the lifelong opportunity to share sisterhood. We challenge our members to lead lives of significance that positively impact their communities.
We take to heart our message to Live with Purpose, which at its simplest means that we will be there for your daughter, encouraging her to take care of herself and those around her, to become the best version of herself that she can be and to share her talents to make a difference in the world. We are proud to have the opportunity to be part of your daughter’s journey and we take that honor and responsibility seriously.
To learn more about Alpha Gamma Delta please visit our website: www.alphagammadelta.org.
As I reflect on my first year at Georgia Tech, I contribute being a sister of Alpha Gamma Delta as a key component of my academic and personal success. I distinctly remember anxiously moving into my dorm, worried about where I would fit in at Georgia Tech. Little did I know, I was about to join a sisterhood that would accept me for who I am and still push me to be my best.
Georgia Tech can be difficult, but I quickly discovered that my sisters not only were my closest friends but my academic support system. As an Alpha, you are paired with a “Major Mate”, an older sister in your major, as a source to go to with questions about professors and classes. I have found that all my sisters are happy to help me whenever they can and genuinely care about my academic success. Alpha Gamma Delta encourages not only academic excellence, but also community involvement. Our sisters are involved all over campus whether it be Student Government or intramurals! I was encouraged by my older sisters to get involved with something I was passionate about and they were willing to help me along the way.
Whether it is getting advice about landing an internship, a question about homework, or an impromptu exploration of the city, I know I can count on my sisters to be there for me. Being a member of Alpha Gamma Delta has been a source of joy in my college experience and I hope that your daughters grow to love this sisterhood as much as I do.
Alpha Gamma Delta members are encouraged to recommend young women who embody our values for membership through our Recruitment Recommendation Form. If you are an alumnae or collegiate member in Good Standing you are able to submit a Recruitment Recommendation Form to notify chapters of women who are going through the Primary Recruitment process.
You should print and mail this form to the chapter.
Please mail recruitment recommendations to:
ATTN: Jennifer Sapp
177 5th St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30332
For Potential New Members:
Recruitment Recommendations are not a requirement, nor do they guarantee membership, but they are beneficial to our chapters.
If you are a Potential New Member and are in need of assistance obtaining a recommendation, you are first encouraged to contact an Alumnae Chapter/Club for assistance. Use our chapter locator to locate a chapter near you. Any further questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.