May 07, 2010
This spring, Michelle Reiber became a member of the Delta Omega Theta sorority. At the recent Greek Awards ceremony, Delta Omega Theta was named Most Outstanding Greek Life Organization of the Year. Delta Omega Theta was founded in 1907 and is the oldest sorority on campus.
I encourage each of my players to get involved in activities and organizations outside of tennis. When I asked Michelle how the sorority has helped her get involved on campus, she stated, “It has definitely allowed me to be more connected to campus. Being involved in a sorority gives you the opportunity to meet so many people in which you may not normally meet. Not only do you meet people in your sorority, but you meet people in other sororities and fraternities. Every year we have Greek games in which all the Greeks on campus are involved. This is a great way to meet the entire Greek community. Also, while we recruit people to join the sorority, we meet a lot of people. Being a part of DOT definitely has made me feel a part of something and I have gained sisters for life.”
Delta Omega Theta is not only involved on campus, but also in the community. In order to remain an active member, there are community service hour requirements. The Delts participate in a number of projects from cooking dinner every Wednesday at the Clinton County homeless shelter, volunteering at the animal shelter, move-in crew, Big Brother/Big Sister, Relay for Life, and the campus recycling project. They are also involved in philanthropy projects such as Operation Christmas Child and Relay for Life. Each year, they hold events such as their annual formal, father-daughter cookout, and their alumni event to name a few.
When I asked what message she would send to incoming freshman about getting involved in campus, Michelle said, “Definitely get involved with activities on campus. Being involved with a sport is a great way to meet new people. I would also recommend joining a sorority or fraternity because you meet a lot of great people and it gives you a sense of belonging.” She adds just to make sure you keep a balance between classes, sports and your campus activities so that you do not overwhelm yourself.
Michelle has done a wonderful job of balancing her time between classes, tennis, the sorority, community service projects, and on campus employment in the Student Resource Center. She is an early childhood education major and a Dean’s List student.
Congratulations Michelle! Keep up the great work on the courts, in the classroom and on campus!
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