Maddie Schwanz

Hi Everyone!


My name is Maddie Schwanz 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 2020 for the Gamma Phis here at USD. I am so honored to share this amazing experience with you and welcome you to the Greek Community at USD!


Gamma Phi Beta has undoubtedly brought me my best friends along with many of my favorite college memories. This chapter has given me my roommates, my dancing partners, my ben and jerry’s lovers, my shoulders to cry on and my daily inspirations. 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. Each women in this chapter has inspired me and motivated me to embrace my true self. I would not be the person I am today writing this letter if it wasn’t for the amazing women of Gamma Phi. They are the ones who will have a spontaneous dance party on a Tuesday night with me even though they are drowning in homework, yet they are also the ones who will pick me up in the darkest of times and 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 the girl standing next to you, beside you, and in front of you has your back every single step of the way. That feeling doesn't come often in life, but I guarantee you any Gamma Phi would back me up 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 ranting on about how amazing they are, I would love to share this experience with you! I would like to personally invite you to all of our Gamma Phi meet-n-greet events that will be taking place throughout the fall semester. Check out the calendar for a full summary of the most important Recruitment dates and deadlines - and don't forget to follow us on social media for reminders about our personal events! Keep an eye out for our G Phi letters on campus and ALWAYS feel free to say hi and introduce yourself (we tend to be very friendly people, even on Mondays)!


Recruitment can be a whole lot of emotions, 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 exact shoes before! We completely understand what it's like and will try our very best to make the process as comfortable as possible. I cannot wait to share Epsilon Gamma with you and I hope during Recruitment you will feel the happiness and love we feel every day. This chapter is my home and I am so excited that I get to share that with you. Recruitment can't come soon enough!!


Love in IIKE,

Maddie Schwanz

Membership Vice President