Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Keeping it in the Family

We recently received these photos featuring multiple generations of Delta Gamma members. We love to see such images. Recruitment numbers are pouring in and new members are joining Delta Gamma every day. We welcome our newest members and we extend a special shout-out to our Delta Gamma legacies.

Mom Ellen Janowicz Hunstein, Zeta Iota-Chapman, and aunt Alene Janowicz Frankel, Beta Chi-Denver, with their legacy Claire Hunstein, Gamma Chi-Cal State, Long Beach.

Grandmother, mother and granddaughter are three of four generations of DGs in this family. From left: Carla Pollard Bremer, Alpha Upsilon-Southern Methodist; Suzanne Bremer Shea, Beta Eta-Texas; Shannon Shea, Eta Gamma-Texas A and M.  (They share a special bond with deceased great grandmother Jeanne Cardwell Jarrell, Alpha Upsilon-Southern Methodist.)

Who is considered a Delta Gamma legacy? Granddaughters, daughters, sisters or the same step-relations of Delta Gamma members are considered Delta Gamma legacies.

Do Delta Gamma legacies receive special consideration? Delta Gamma legacies do receive special consideration. After all, they hopefully have had a lifetime of teaching and experiences involved to some extent with Delta Gamma. Collegiate Delta Gamma chapters are asked to invite a legacy to at least one invitational round, if local Panhellenic rules allow.

Does being a legacy of another sorority hurt my chances of joining Delta Gamma? Being a legacy of another NPC group with a chapter on your campus does not hurt your chances of joining Delta Gamma. We understand that college women may find that they do not always feel comfortable in the chapter where they are a legacy.

Should I write a Sponsor Form for my legacy?
Yes! For some chapters, a Sponsor Form is the only way they have to identify legacies during recruitment. In addition, the Sponsor Form provides a way for you to share more information about your legacy, including the connection she has with Delta Gamma. If you wish to be notified during recruitment if your legacy is not returning to a Delta Gamma recruitment event, you must include your contact information. The chapter's membership adviser cannot obtain your phone number or email from Executive Offices; you must provide it voluntarily.

My daughter did not pledge DG.
We do hear from our members who are disappointed when their legacy does not become a Delta Gamma and we understand that disappointment. We hope that with time, those members will come to realize that joining a Greek group is a choice and as individual as selecting a college or a new home. As a part of the National Panhellenic Conference, we take pride in the Greek system as a whole and the important influence it can have on members' lives, regardless of the specific letters associated with a group.

Register your Delta Gamma legacy today! Anchor Girl registration is open. Visit the Delta Gamma website for more information:
http://www.deltagamma.org/content.aspx?audience=friends&item=Friends/2Why DG/legacies.xml

1 comment:

  1. Karen Ann Kurlander, BNSeptember 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM

    I just learned my niece is going through recruitment, so I submitted a sponsorship form for her this evening. I've already had two nieces miss the opportunity to go Greek/join Delta Gamma, but I still have this one and two more to follow, so I'll keep on trying. After all, it's all about hope, isn't it?