Welcome Aboard from our Captain
My name is Sydney Fialkow, and I am so honored and excited to serve as Delta Gamma’s president this year. Upon entering college, I knew I wanted to be part of a sorority, but never truly understood the impact it would have on my life. Coming to the University of Florida from out-of-state was intimidating, however, the sisters of Delta Gamma greeted me with open arms and immediately made both this chapter and college community feel like home. Little did I know that on Bid Day in the Fall of 2020, I was meeting the people who would become my forever sisters and joining an organization that would play an integral role in shaping me into who I am today.
Delta Gamma continues to exceed my greatest expectations at every turn. This community of strong women hold themselves to such high values, embrace diversity, are academically driven, and possess an unrelenting desire to fulfill our mission of Doing Good for others.
One of the first things I was told when joining this chapter is that the spirit of DG reigns all over campus; our culture of involvement along with our emphasis on giving back has proven this statement time and time again. Being part of this spirit of DG, the spirit of Doing Good, fills my heart with light and love. I am forever grateful to have found my best friends and biggest supporters– individuals that truly inspire me to be the very best version of myself.
This chapter has provided me with memories that I will cherish for a lifetime. Living in our beautiful home each year has been the most special experience. From spontaneous movie nights to hanging out in the Anchor Room, I always know there is someone only a couple of feet away to make me laugh so hard I nearly cry. In addition to the countless smiles we share, our sisters are there to support one another when needed most. The 808 is a place where we can unapologetically be ourselves, a place where we are embraced for our differences and welcomed with kindness.
I feel like the luckiest person in the world to be able to call myself a Delta Gamma and lead this incredible chapter. Dropping my anchor was the best decision I ever made!
Love always, Sydney