I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned this here before, but for 1 quarter in college, I was a sorority girl. I pledged Delta Delta Delta (also known as Tri-Delta) during my first quarter (back before the semester days) at the University of Utah. My best friend and roommate from my Utah State University days also pledged. We thought it would be so fun to do together and a great way to be more involved at the U. The girls were really nice, and the girl who was my mentor (I can’t remember the official term they used) was a sweet and genuine person. My roommate was so excited to become an official Tri-Delt in January and I thought I was too. Once December came though, I had a change of heart. I’m not even sure why, but I just felt like it wasn’t for me. Since my friend was on vacation, I just thought I would tell her when she got home. I told my mentor and she was really sad. She even cried and I felt terrible. As luck would have it, she ran into my friend on her vacation and told her the news. Of course my best friend felt somewhat betrayed that she didn’t hear it from me and I once again felt awful. But I knew I made the right decision.
In retrospect, I can see that it was a crossroads in my life where I had to choose one path over the other. It’s hard to say what would have happened if I had become active in the sorority? My friend did and loved all of her years there. She and I did drift apart a bit after I made that decision, but we always have been and always will be friends.
I don’t have any photos of my sorority experience, except for my official Tri-Delt new member directory picture. I’m not sure how my hair got so big and fluffy, because it never looked like this in real life. I must have hairsprayed it like crazy. lol!
Photo taken September 1988
It’s interesting to look back on this short little time in my college career. It ended up being a pretty insignificant experience in the grand scheme of things. For my ex-roommate, it was a big part of her college life.
Did you go to college? Were you in a sorority/fraternity? How about any other groups, associations, or clubs?
All good things to think about on a Memory Monday!