LETTER FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP VP
My name is Larkin Armbruster and I am the Membership Vice President for the Epsilon Gamma Chapter of Gamma Phi Beta. I will be in charge of planning and leading Formal Recruitment in 2021 for the Gamma Phis at USD. I am devoted to making this experience for you the best it can be during these times and am honored to welcome you to the Greek Community at University of San Diego.
Gamma Phi Beta has undoubtedly brought me my best friends along with many of my favorite college memories. If it's riding down Mission Boulevard on bird scooters, traveling the world together, or just sitting on the couch watching something on Netflix or Hulu these are the women that are by my side. These women encourage me to be the best version of myself each and every day. Gamma Phi has created a place of belonging, a community, and an unconditional support system that I am forever grateful for. These are the women I look to for guidance and advice, the ones who will have a spontaneous dance party on a Tuesday night and the ones who will be my actual shoulder to cry on no matter the place or time. My experience at USD has been nothing short of amazing because of these lifelong friendships I have made with the girls in Gamma Phi.
Being a Gamma Phi is knowing that every girl you are surrounded by has your back every step of the way. That feeling doesn't come often in life; but, I guarantee that any Gamma Phi would support me in saying that we all genuinely feel that love and support from each other every single day.
I am so thankful for this sisterhood and all of the remarkable women that make it up. I have countless stories about the girls I call my sisters; but, instead of going on about how amazing they are, I would love to share this experience with you! All of you are invited to our Gamma Phi meet-n-greet events that will be taking place throughout the fall semester. These dates will be available very soon so make sure to check out the calendar for a full summary of the most important Recruitment dates and deadlines! Don't forget to follow us on social media for reminders about these upcoming events and to get a glimpse into the life of a Gamma Phi!
Going through recruitment may be completely out of your comfort zone (It was for me!) I remember being a first year and looking down at my shirt to see the giant pit stains that appeared during the first day of recruitment. Yikes! I was a nervous wreck; but, I am here to encourage you to take a deep breath and relax. Just be yourself (as cliche as that sounds) and remember that we have all been in your shoes before. Due to the circumstances, this year’s recruitment may look a bit different than my experience; but, I’m devoted to making this process as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. This chapter is my home and I am so excited that I get to share this experience with you!!
Love in IIKE,
Membership Vice President