As a freshman at Willamette University I was excited to get involved in as many different places as I could. I hadn’t really done that in high school and in college I wanted to make up for lost time. I joined InterVarsity right away and got involved in Bible studies and leading worship. I had filled my time with all kinds of activities and wasn’t really looking for more. Greek life wasn’t even on my radar, because we have delayed recruitment. I honestly didn’t know much about the Greek system. I don’t even remember having conversations with friends about it. I knew about the Greek houses. I had been to the fraternities with friends, but I still didn’t know what it was about.
Right before Recruitment, I was at an InterVarsity gathering and this guy, Cooper, a sophomore in Sigma Chi, asked me if I was going to rush. I was honest and told him I hadn’t really considered it. And he said to me words that changed my life, “The Greek system really needs Christians and I think you’d do a great job.” I was flattered that Cooper thought I’d make a great Greek. I was also flattered that he would entrust the Greek system to me as a Christian and that he saw it as a place that Christians should go. Just as Jesus sent his disciples into surrounding communities, Cooper believed that Christians should go Greek! To make a long story short, I took Cooper’s advice and I joined Delta Gamma.
My favorite part of Greek life was living with a diverse group of women whom I would otherwise never meet. They are my sisters all over the world and I miss them. My life is forever changed, not just because I’m a Delta Gamma, but also because I am now on staff with Greek InterVarsity. In the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to see God start Greek ministries on two campuses in Oregon. God is at work in the Greek system out here and I’m excited to be a part of it. I can’t imagine what my life would be like without being Greek!
|This Greek IV story was shared by Bethanee Esqueda
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Author Bio: Bethanee was a member of Delta Gamma and is currently serving on campus with Greek InterVarsity at Willamette University and the University of Oregon.
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