Cal Poly’s new sorority Alpha Gamma Delta (AGD) has been holding an informal recruitment to encourage Cal Poly women to learn about their philanthropy, leadership and social opportunities.
AGD’s philanthropy is about diabetes awareness and education. The chapter held a fundraising event from Jan. 11-13 to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) Central Coast Chapter.
“The JDRF walk was pretty nice because I love supporting and giving back to my community,” animal science sophomore and potential new member Josie Li said. “It was nice to see them raise funds for a philanthropic event.”
AGD has been holding several social events allowing potential new members to socialize with each other.
AGD’s bid day is scheduled for this Saturday. The chapter’s goal is to give out 270 bids, according to AGD’s extension specialist Jennifer Drum.
Drum is a representative from AGD’s international headquarters and has been organizing its recruitment.
“I’m really excited for them to come to campus, because of how welcoming everybody has been,” Drum said. “The women coming out are involved in a lot of different things and it compliments the community well.”
After bid day, members that accept their bids will become initiated into AGD and learn about the sorority’s customs, rituals and values. Then, they will vote on officers for an executive board.
AGD will then shift its focus to planning their signature philanthropy event. Drum says that this is exciting because the new members will get to create their own event rather than having AGD’s headquarters telling them what to do.
“I think what (AGD) has to offer is a new experience for women starting a new chapter. They get to take leadership roles early on and I think that will be very cohesive with the Panhellenic community,” Drum said.
Psychology junior and Panhellenic President Michelle Georgette is excited to welcome the chapter to Cal Poly greek life.
“We have such a variety of chapters, so I think they’ll fit in great with the Cal Poly greek community,” Georgette said. “They seem like an awesome group of people and we’re really excited to have them.”