My name is Lauren Sanchez, and I am the current president of the Beta Chi chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Denver. I’m a Colorado native and grew up in Centennial, Colorado with my family. I’m a third-year student, pursuing a dual-degree in Accountancy with minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies. I also studied abroad in Amsterdam, Netherlands in the Fall. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, binging documentaries, and enjoying a cappuccino at a cozy coffee shop on Pearl Street.
I had always wanted to go through recruitment in college to find an authentic community and experience the bonds of sisterhood. Delta Gamma was the first house I visited during recruitment and from the moment that I walked through the door, I felt at home. I met my future big sister on bid day, connected with others in our new member class, and felt my sense of belonging grow.
When I joined Delta Gamma, I was promised a lifelong membership that would foster my cultural interests and scholastic pursuits. However, it also gave me a deep pride in being anchored to hundreds of thousands of other Delta Gamma sisters. Being a DG has provided me the platform to live by the highest standards of friendship and learn the value of true sisterhood. From being initiated, to hosting Anchor Cup, and then living-in the house, I could not imagine my life without all of the beautiful memories I have made in Delta Gamma. My sisters always lift me up, support me in the best of times and worst of times, and motivate me every day to reach my full potential.
Delta Gamma has also given me infinite opportunities, including being sponsored by the Delta Gamma Foundation to volunteer at a visual impairment center in Marrakech, Morocco through the International Hope Serving program. Likewise, I served as the vice president of Foundation before taking on my role as president, and my involvement has helped me master time-management, leverage effective communication skills, and create multi-purpose programming to bolster chapter morale. I have learned that whatever you invest in Delta Gamma will be given back to you tenfold.
I felt empowered to serve as president after representing our chapter at The Lewis Institute, an experiential leadership opportunity designed to teach rising chapter leaders about authentic leadership. It gave me the confidence to continue our chapter’s legacy and lead over 120 members as president.
I’m so proud to wear the golden anchor and say that I’m a Delta Gamma. Recruitment changed my life, and I recommend that every woman experience it. You will meet so many empowering, kind, service-oriented and driven women through the process of finding your home.
Wishing you the best of luck!