Welcome to the 2017-18 school year at UCLA! Whether you are beginning your freshman year or you already know the ropes, we would like to say HELLO! My name is Jasmine Guevara, and I have met some of the greatest, most inspiring, Godly women I have ever known through a beautiful organization called Alpha Delta Chi.
College meant a new search for identity and ways to define myself. I looked at all kinds of cultural, service, and recreational groups and while I have found some great people along the way, nothing ever really stuck. No place ever made me feel like I could truly express every single side of myself simultaneously (and be loved for it!). ADX has given me the opportunity to be a part of something much greater than the sum of its parts. Remembering that not even the universe is too big or too daunting when we have our Savior to anchor ourselves to, we always strive to remind one another that Christ we hold our only true identity through Christ. And what vision it is with the Christ-like lense of humility and love for one another.
With rich diversity of culture, backgrounds, passions, and faith traditions, Alpha Delta Chi represents all the best of UCLA and of Christian community and collaboration. These are sisters you can learn from and grow with!
Let all the you do be done in love. 1 Corinthians 16:14.
I ask you to please consider spending your college years with a group of selfless, loving, hilarious women doing just that.
With all the blessings and happy vibes in the world,
For God gave us a spirit, not of fear, but of power and love and self control.
2 Timothy 1:7
Congrats on making your way to UCLA! Speaking from experience, I know how tough it is to get in here and how hard you have to work to make it in, but you did it! Now you never have to look at a college app again (Praise the Lord!). But even though you’ve finished the insane endurance test of getting into college, I bet there are still a couple of things you aren’t quite so sure about. For years, you’ve been planning and working on getting into a good school, and you’ve reached that goal...but now what? The thought of leaving your close-knit Christian community at home can seem daunting, especially when you think about how big of a place UCLA is. At least, that’s what I felt like when I started out as a freshman. I was overwhelmed trying to find a community of people that would ground me, support me, love me, and help me grow my faith during my time in college. There were times I definitely felt lonely and a bit lost trying to find Christian friends on a secular campus.
But that all changed for me fall of my sophomore year when I found Alpha Delta Chi, UCLA’s only Christian sorority. With them I found a group of true friends that strengthened my relationship with God and left me feeling so happy that I had finally found a true home at UCLA. Before I joined, yes I had some friends, but not the kind of deep friendships I was looking for until Alpha Delta Chi.
Now you may be thinking, what even is a Christian sorority? Well I’m glad you asked! Alpha Delta Chi is a faith-based sisterhood that focuses on strengthening Christian women in their relationship with God while having lots of fun along the way. We have socials with other frats and sororities, have our own house to call home on sorority row, go on devotional retreats to study the Word and fellowship together, and have study nights where we motivate each other to actually study with snacks and mutually cranking it out together, among many other activities. We are a dry sorority, meaning we turn up without alcohol because we’re just that cool.
The reason I’m reaching out to you is because Alpha Delta Chi would love for you to check us out during zero week this coming fall quarter! I know freshman year can be overwhelming, but why not make some great, new friends your first week at UCLA? My only regret about Alpha Delta Chi is that I didn’t join sooner; so start your time at UCLA with some zany, cutesy, Jesus freaks! If you have any questions or just want to chat, feel free to text or email me. I hope you decide to visit us in the fall because we’re dying to meet you. Enjoy the rest of your summer!
In His Love,