Hey, y’all, it’s Avery Jeffcoat!
I am from Bossier City, LA, and a freshman at LaTech University! I just wanted to share with you a small glimpse into why I found my home away from home in Kappa Delta!
Before I went through recruitment, I had no idea what to expect. I am the first person to come through a sorority in my family, so I really had no personal knowledge about the recruitment process. One thing I did know, though, is that I wanted to be a part of a sisterhood. I not only wanted to be part of a godly and impactful group of women, but I also wanted to be surrounded by girls who would stick with me and push me to be the best version of myself. As I began recruitment, I remember praying to God, asking Him for wisdom in knowing which sorority I could honor Him in. I remember walking into Kappa Delta on the second day of open house and immediately feeling “at home.” For those who have not been through recruitment, this feeling can be hard to explain. For those who have, though, it is a feeling that never goes away. The sense of comfort, of love, of joy, and of sisterhood are the feelings that truly shined as I walked and talked to the girls in KD. When the girls began to “recruit” me, it did not feel like a persuasion technique used by sales managers. No, these girls advised me, loved me, and shared with me their amazing experiences in KD - all in a span of half an hour. After getting advice on school, encouragement for the quarter, and just pure happiness, all of the PNMs, including me, sat on the floor to listen to Slideshow. From “SWEET HOME KAPPA DELTA” to “TEACH ME HOW TO KD,” I could feel my smile begin to stretch from ear to ear. I walked out of Kappa Delta, not only feeling loved but overall in shock of authentic and real they were.
Sisterhood Round came and from hearing their speeches about how their philanthropy, Girl Scouts of the USA and Prevent Child Abuse America, had impacted their lives to how Kappa Delta was founded on strong Christian values, my heart was being pulled HARD toward this group. I remember praying and asking God to show me the right way to go, and I felt my heart being pulled toward Kappa Delta. On preference round of recruitment, I was exhausted, sleep-deprived, and emotionally drained...but it was the day I got to pick my new sisters, and for that reason, I could not stop jumping up and down! Right before I walked into the KD house, I heard Jesus say, “This is your new house. Enjoy it. Have fun.” I remember glowing from overwhelming happiness that I was where God wanted me to be, and I knew for a fact it was where I wanted to be. I chose Kappa Delta, not for the colors or the name - I chose Kappa Delta for the sisters that make up this impactful sorority. Since then, I have not stopped feeling the love and joy I felt the first day I walked into the KD house. I have cherished listening to the wisdom and joy God has bestowed on these women, and I know that He is using this sorority to mold and change me “for good.”