When I was in middle school, my older sister pledged Delta Zeta after going through the long week of recruitment. I watched her throughout her years at Alabama and saw how much she loved it, how she made lifelong friends and got many opportunities to become involved in leadership and service through DZ. I think every girl can agree that they want these exact same things in a sorority.
I spent almost every weekend during the fall at my family’s tailgate surrounded by my sister and all her DZ friends and many game days we would walk over to the old Delta Zeta house to hang out. The DZ house definitely became very familiar to me as my sister spent the next four years making Delta Zeta her home. I could not wait for my chance to join a sorority as well.
When my own bid day finally came and I opened my bid and read, “Delta Zeta,” I was excited to run home to DZ where my sister stood on the porch and welcomed me into what is now our sorority. I could not be happier to be able to call DZ my home now too.
I have come to love and appreciate Delta Zeta so much as I get to share this experience with not only my own sister but also with all the new friends that I have made. When people tell you that you should trust the process during recruitment, you really should! Without sorority recruitment, I wouldn’t be where I am today with all my new friends and lifelong sisters. Delta Zeta has truly been a blessing in my life and I can’t wait to see what the next three years have in store for me.