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.
A LETTER TO PARENTS
From our Director of Communication, Shilpa Patel
Coming into Georgia Tech, I wasn’t entirely sure I even wanted to join a sorority. I was worried joining this community would get in the way of my academics, prevent me from joining other communities on campus, inhibit my ambitions, and generally be a distraction. I struggled a lot my first semester with transitioning to college, but I couldn’t have been more wrong about the amazing role that Alpha Gamma Delta would play in my life.
For one, my academics actually improved because of the help of older sisters. I distinctly remember leaving my first engineering exam close to breaking down and knowing I had failed it. When I walked into the house, tears in my eyes, the former chapter president, Margaret Dickey, wrapped her arms around me and comforted me with words of encouragement. Another older sister Ashley Stroup, a fourth year in mechanical engineering, reached out to me to tutor me in this class. Thanks to her help and the support from my sisters I ended up with an A in the class.
Furthermore, this chapter allowed me to be connected and involved in so many different communities on campus. Something that is unique to Alpha Gamma Delta, is our new member officer positions. I was elected as New Member Junior Panhellenic Delegate, and I was able to go to Panhellenic meetings where all of the sororities met to discuss greek events, concerns about our community, and our Circle of Sisterhood philanthropy. It was a great experience to connect with not only girls in my own chapter, but girls from other sororities at these meetings. In addition, most girls in Alpha Gamma Delta are a part of other clubs on campus and hold leadership positions in those chapters. Older sisters have encouraged me to be a part of clubs like Society for Women Engineers, Women’s Recruitment, cultural clubs, and so many more. Because of their encouragement, I was able to meet so many interesting people, making this sometimes intimidating campus seem much smaller.
Joining this chapter of Alpha Gamma Delta was the best decision I made my first year here at Georgia Tech. My sisters quickly became a family to me, offering me support in my classes, advice on career choices, and love and humor whenever I was feeling down. This community has already changed me in so many ways for the better, and I can’t wait to see what the next four years in Alpha Gamma Delta will bring.
Shilpa Patel (PC ‘17)