Before coming to The University of Alabama and going through recruitment, I had heard girls talking about their sorority as their “home”. While I didn’t know exactly what that entailed at the time, I knew I wanted to find that. Through Delta Zeta, I have found a home, but I have also found so much more. They say a house is just four walls, and that it’s what is on the inside of that house that counts. I may be a little biased, but I think we have the most beautiful four walls to create our Delta Zeta house. That being said, I can honestly say it does not compare to the almost 400 girls that make our Delta Zeta house a home. Delta Zeta is filled with some of the most brilliant, driven, diverse, loving, and fun girls I have ever met.
They say you find your bridesmaids in your sorority. The girls that will be standing by you on the biggest and happiest day of your life. But they don’t tell you about what else you’ll find. They don’t tell you about how you’ll find friends who show up with a milkshake after a tough day, or who will text you before a big exam telling you that they believe in you. Through Delta Zeta, I HAVE found my bridesmaids. More importantly, I have found a support system who will be there to celebrate every victory and be ready to fight any battle.
As I think about the past three years in Delta Zeta, I can see how my home away from home as shaped me into the person I have become. Because of the encouragement of Delta Zeta, I have applied for and held numerous leadership positions across campus. Because of Delta Zeta, I have become connected with numerous alumna who want nothing more than to see my sisters and I succeed and are willing to help in any way possible. Because of Delta Zeta, I have grown both socially and professionally.
Winnie the Pooh says it best. “We’ll be friends forever, won’t we, Pooh?” asked Piglet. ‘Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” Because of Delta Zeta I have found my forever friends. If I could turn back the clock, I’d choose Delta Zeta a hundred times over.
Emily Truchon PC '16