It is 10:30pm. I hear a rustling at the door. Now, I am already on edge because my roommate, Nicole, and I have spent the snow day watching American Horror Story. As a result, my instinct is to quietly enter panic mode and make my roommate go see who is there. As she gets to the door, we hear knocking. She slowly opens it to reveal Allie Wilson’s familiar face. I breathe a sigh of relief to the sound of her saying “One second” and shutting the door again. Less than ten seconds later she proceeds to open it back up, flick on our light, and then fling the door open. As I stand there with my freshly showered wet hair and snow day pajamas all I can do is stare as this group of girls begin to cheer for Delta Gamma. Then Nicole and I are handed our bids. We have spent the last two weeks with a countdown on our dry erase board to bid day. Due to the insane weather changes that cancelled school, we clearly did not think that day was today.
I began going through Continuous Open Bidding (COB) on January 23. It was game night. I walked in and immediately felt welcomed, and a little intimidated, by the group of girls on the other side of the door. They had music playing and smiles on their faces eagerly awaiting us new recruits. Over the next week, DG hosted two more events. Every event I met at least a dozen different DG members and had a fantastic time gaming, dining, and crafting.
I have only been a new member of Delta Gamma for a week and it is already one of the most openhearted experiences I have had since attending University of Arkansas- Fort Smith. Even if I had decided not to continue with DG, I would still have the unforgettable experience of going through COB recruitment.