Spotlight: Caitlin Holbrook



When asked about what she likes about her sorority, senior Caitlin Holbrook, current president of Delta Delta Delta, didn’t hesitate for a second before responding, “the girls in the sorority.” Though Holbrook was involved in a variety of activities, including the Maroon-News, the International Rela­tions Council, club field hockey and a COVE group, before joining Tri Delta, this international rela­tions major and math minor from East Aurora, NY feels that “being part of Tri Delta gives me a home base” for philanthropy, social events and even literally, a house where she knows she is always welcome. Holbrook talks about her sorority with a smile, laughing as she describes philanthropy events like Delta Delivery, Up ‘Til Dawn and the Spring Party Weekend Ducky Derby. It is obvious that each event has a set of great memories for Holbrook.

Holbrook was also quick to emphasize the great diversity of accomplished women that make up Tri Delta.

“One of my favorite aspects of Tri Delta is getting to interact with and represent so many impressive and unique women. We have mem­bers who have made it onto national sports teams, members who have be­gun their own nonprofits while still students, members who have gone on to the Peace Corps, amongst other accomplishments,” Holbrook said. “At the heart of the sorority, there is such a strong, genuine connection amongst members.”

This strong tie extends beyond the Colgate chapter. While work­ing at an internship this past sum­mer, she worked with a Tri Delta sister from Lafayette College and instantly they had a set of shared experiences. For Holbrook, not only does being in a sorority or fraternity mean ties to people all across the country, but she feels that her leadership experiences in Tri Delta “have challenged me and taught me a lot of important lessons about being a leader that will be important in my future.”

Holbrook’s hard work as the president of Tri Delta has already started to make an impact. With the help of Holbrook and other sorority sisters, Tri Delta has made great strides, gaining an “amazing” chef and being voted the most improved sorority on campus in last year’s Greek Life Awards. With all the attention being paid to the Greek system on campus recently due to the controversies surrounding recruitment, Holbrook thinks now is an opportune moment for sending a message.

“[It’s a] great time to improve people’s perceptions about Greek life because they are paying attention.” And as an enthusiastic Tri Delta president, Holbrook has already started to change people’s minds.