by Michaela Boggan, Senior, Journalism

Being a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority Inc. has challenged my beliefs, priorities, and goals. When I decided to pledge a sorority at Chico State, I was forced to think about what I stood for, who I was, and who I wanted to be.

DXP volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, October 2011

My decision became obvious when I encountered Delta Xi Phi, because I felt that I encompassed and strived to display the five pillars the sorority stands for: advocating the advancement of women through higher education, increasing multicultural awareness, participating in community service, establishing friendship, and enjoying the bonds of sisterhood.

As a member of this sorority, I’ve been able to define who I am. I truly believe I have become a better person because I have had numerous opportunities to develop my skills as a communicator, leader, and critical thinker. I decided to take on the challenge and became president of the sorority with hopes of attaining skills that will help me in future endeavors.

Delta Xi Phi girls during the International Fair in April 2011

Apart from growing as an individual, I have met so many inspiring individuals within the Greek student population who strive to make a difference in the community. I am confident that the friendships and strong bonds I’ve made with all of my sisters will last a lifetime, and I feel honored to be part of an organization that is recognized across the nation.