I am writing in support of the Greek proposal to address some of the most visible and pressing issues at Dartmouth today. Losing the Greek system would be losing an important outlet and voice for women in particular. Educational studies show that women learn to be leaders best in all-female environments, and I certainly feel that was the case for me at Dartmouth. For the first time, I felt comfortable expressing myself in a leadership position as opposed to shrinking within my position. This experience, as well as the continued support and inspiration of my sisters after graduation, would not be the same if the Greek system were abolished. I firmly believe that an alternative house/social system would not have the same empowering effect, nor would it lead to the same continued alumni support- of the college and of each other.
2011 / Kappa Kappa Gamma