In 2017, the Delta Tau chapter at Louisiana State University was awarded the Susan Brink Sherratt Leadership Grant, which was used to help fund our annual fall chapter retreat. One Sunday after a busy LSU game day, everyone headed to the Camp Abbey Retreat Center in Covington, Louisiana to spend a full day bonding and learning more about Alpha Phi.
The chapter was split into small groups led by our amazing seniors and juniors, who helped facilitate small group discussions and ice-breakers. Some of the topics we covered included why we chose Alpha Phi, what you can get out of being involved, and how you can “tap yourself” and be a leader at any level within the chapter. We also came together for large group talks, field games, and a round-table discussion on how we can improve our chapter as a whole. The day even featured a ritual review from Sammye Crawford, Delta Tau alumna and current Member Education and Programming Advisor. We ended the retreat with everyone’s favorite—a bonfire and s’mores.
Our goal was to get everyone more involved and learn how they can make an impact within Alpha Phi! By the end of the day, everyone knew both each other and our chapter better and made memories that will last a lifetime. We can’t wait to see what next year’s retreat brings!
This post was written by Julianne Dugas, former Vice President of Member Education and Programming for the Delta Tau chapter. Thank you, Julianne, for stepping up to help facilitate this retreat, and thank you to the women of the Delta Tau chapter for your commitment to supporting each other’s leadership development!