By Dylan Weinand
The sisters of Sigma Lambda Gamma (SLG) are a tight knit bunch. The multicultural sorority is made up of 13 members, each playing an important part in the sorority’s development. Daisy Ochoa ‘15, SLG’s president, explains: “being on campus is basically just spending time with my sisters. It takes a lot of time because were so tiny so everyone is always doing something for the organization.”
The sisters efforts were on display in their annual “Gamma Week.” Gamma week’s theme was love, and their first event was centered around self-love and female empowerment.
SLG partnered with the Denison Feminists and the Center for Women and Gender Action to bring in speaker Caitlin Pully and the ‘’It’s Abuse’’ campaign. Pully and her team lead a workshop that emphasized female empowerment, and taught attendees skills to end unhealthy relationships.
SLG takes pride in being an inclusive group. All Denison students and faculty were welcome to participate in “Gamma Week”.
On Wednesday, SLG partnered with multicultural fraternity Phi Beta Sigma to host a career workshop in Burton Morgan. Career Exploration and Development hosted and led the workshop. Attendees learned about effective networking, resume building, and creating a strong graduate school application.
Ochoa said her sisters took a lot away from the “Loving Your Future” event. “It was exciting for all of us” she noted.
“Gamma Week’s” fourth event was ‘’Loving Your Neighbor’’, a ‘’speed-friending’’ gathering that asked students to get outside their comfort zones. It’s purpose was to give students opportunities to meet new people on campus.
‘’Denison is a smaller place, but you don’t really get to know a lot of people,’’ Ochoa explained.
To conclude an action packed week, SLG collaborated with Kappa Kappa Gamma and Delta Gamma to dance in Knapp Performance Hall. Baba Stafford, the beloved Dance professor, came back from sabbatical to lead the Zumba class. For SLG, it was an enjoyable and healthy way to end a meaningful week.