What's a Rho Gamma?
January 22, 2014
Last Spring I applied to be a Rho Gamma for the 2013-2014 academic year. My best friend was the new Vice President of Recruitment for the Panhellenic team so I thought it would be fun to work with her on recruitment. As a rho gamma, I am essentially a mentor to a group of women wanting to go through recruitment. I take them to all the fun activities during the fall. Along with that, I help prepare them for formal recruitment by explaining the process, giving them all the information they need, and asking any kind of question a girl going through recruitment may have throughout the semester. I get questions like, “What do I wear?”, “Do they really judge me on my hair?”, and “What if I don’t like any of the chapters?”
In a good way, all girls are funny at this stage. They are all nervous but eager to be a part of something great on this campus: Greek life. I think this process really tests the strength of many women, which is why I enjoy being a rho gamma. I really like being able to help women be prepared for what can be a scary process. Seeing them happy where they end up also is rewarding. Many girls towards the end need a lot of encouragement and advice on where they should join.
There is only one difficult thing about my position. I am unaffiliated from August until bid day. This is not an easy thing. I had to completely remove myself from all social and philanthropic events for my own chapter. And let me tell you, not being able to wear you letters and clothing is extremely hard. That is for sure one thing I am looking forward to at bid day!
Stephanie Wethington '14