By Savitre “Rapture”Schaefferkoetter, Contributing Writer

This month’s Ask A Sister asks how being a sister of Delta Phi Lambda has changed sisters’ lives. (Quotes edited for length)

"Before" in Spring 2016

“Before” in spring 2007

Savitre “Rapture”Schaefferkoetter, crossed at University of Central Florida in Fall 2006.

“DPhiL helped me so much in getting a clue. My basic makeup and hair care skills are all thanks to my sisters! From there I developed my pinup persona as is evident by my ‘after’ picture- it’s all about impeccable hair and makeup!”

"After" in September 2017

“After” in September 2017


 

"Before" in 2012

“Before” in 2012 (top)

Nancy “Cerulean” Khoutsavanh, crossed at University of Delaware in Spring 2017

“Before joining, I was extremely hesitant in meeting new people or clubs; when my friends would go out my answer would always be no. Transitioning to college was very tough for me so finding Delta Phi Lambda was, in a way, life changing. Delta Phi Lambda has affected my life in so many ways, and thankfully, all positively.”

"After" in September 2017

“After” in September 2017


 

"Before" in 2014 left)

“Before” in 2014 (left)

Myra “Slate” Tiu, crossed at University of Central Florida in Spring 2016

“When I was a kid I was super shy, barely had any friends, and never thought that I could lead a group. I am now able to speak in front of groups, not the best but I’m not ready to run for the hills anymore.  This sorority has also taught me patience. The amount of patience I have been able to achieve is a blessing.”

"After" in summer 2017

“After” in summer 2017


Cassandra “Oasis” Xiong, crossed at University of Central Florida in Spring 2010

“Since I joined the sorority, my life has changed because it has blessed me with people who can appreciate the goofy and quiet weirdo I am.  I have been able to build life-long relationships with people who I may have never met otherwise.”

"After" in 2015

“After” in 2015 (far left)


Jyoti “Belle” Rao, crossed at Illinois State University in Fall 2003

“When my high school classmates got together after we had all graduated college, many of them remarked at how surprised they were of my outgoing personality that never showed in high school.  I definitely attributed this to being involved in Delta Phi Lambda as it enabled me to meet others from multicultural backgrounds which made me feel more at ease with myself and my self-confidence grew.”


Esme “Diverge” Li, crossed at University of Delaware in Spring 2017

“Personally DPhiL has taught me to be more curious, more communicative, and more reflective. And I’m sure I’ll continue to learn more alongside my sisters.”


Featured Image: Special to The Jade Times

Article Images: Savitre Schaefferkoetter, Nancy Khoutsavanh, Myra Tiu, Cassandra Xiong