"Attending DG Institute is one of the experiences that resonate with me most so far as a collegian. Not only was it amazing to tangibly see and feel that DG is bigger than just Beta Beta, but I gained so much insight into what it means to be a Delta Gamma and how that translates into my own life.
In the VP: Social Standards track, authenticity and integrity were the key words of the weekend; these two words must have been said a million times. Especially with Social Standards, it’s important to have integrity and do what’s right even when it’s not the popular choice…what a coincidence that it’s our watchword! Furthermore, I reaffirmed that it’s necessary to be authentic because the ladies of Beta Beta are first and foremost my sisters and my friends. I really do care about them and want them to become better women than they already are.
On a more personal level, meeting sisters from other chapters was incredible. I was amazed at how well we got along and how quickly we became comfortable with each other! With the other VP:SS’s, we were able to collaborate different ideas and strategies for conflict management, positive programming, as well as other duties that VP: Social Standards has. We were also able to support each other on specific issues and have since kept in contact over social media. I love being able to turn to sisters across the continent and know that they’ll support me just as much as my Beta Beta sisters do!
Over all, DG Institute was the opportunity of a lifetime. I learned and perfected skills that apply not only to Delta Gamma, but to all aspects of my life. I am incredibly thankful for the experience and have been doing my best to share what I learned with Beta Beta and give back to Delta Gamma because it has given so much to me. "We are so proud of Jenna, she is such an amazing sister and member of CMT! LITB