My name is Laney Breidenthal, and I am the current president of the Beta Chi chapter of Delta Gamma at the University of Denver. I grew up in Overland Park, Kansas with my family and two Old English Sheepdogs. At DU, I am majoring in Criminology and minoring in Psychology and Business Ethics and Legal Studies. In my free time, I enjoy hiking around Colorado and having Harry Potter marathons with my closest friends.
As a freshman coming to DU, I knew I wanted to go through recruitment because both my mother and grandmother were in sororities when they were in college. Growing up, I heard so many stories about the bonds of sisterhood from them, and I knew I wanted something similar in my college career. I immediately felt at home when I stepped into the DG house on the first day of recruitment, and that feeling has not diminished since.
Through my time in Delta Gamma, this organization has helped me grow as a friend, woman and leader. I served as the Director of Rituals and Honor Board Sophomore Member before taking on my role as President, and my involvement has helped me become more communicative, team-oriented and resilient. As a Delta Gamma woman, I have learned the value of true and meaningful friendships, especially when life doesn’t go as planned. My Delta Gamma sisters continuously lift me up and support me in the best of times and in the worst of times, and they push me every day to be the best woman I can be.
I am so proud to wear the anchor and say that I am a Delta Gamma. Recruitment changed my life, and I recommend every woman to at least try it out; lifelong sisterhood is the greatest gift I have ever received. You will meet so many empowering, kind, service-oriented and driven women through the process of finding your home. Best of luck!
- Laney Breidenthal