Freshman year of college is a whirlwind of new opportunities and chances to make memories. Joining Alabama’s Greek community exposed me to support systems and friendships with women that rival any other you’ve experienced.
Recruitment is a time full of emotions. It is overwhelming, exciting, and exhilarating all at once. I just had to keep reminding myself each active member had been in my shoes before.
I told myself to not be afraid to be myself; it ended up only benefitting me in the end.
I continuously reminded myself that I couldn’t listen in to what other people said, and I needed to be prepared. I made sure to have a purse full of items I’d need each day, especially a personal fan because Alabama heat is no joke. During my recruitment, I was true to myself the entire time, and it led me home to the charismatic women of Delta Zeta. I gained new shopping buddies, lunch dates, and lifelong friends in DZ. I am more than proud to be a Delta Zeta and glad that during recruitment I was able to find my organization by staying true to my values.
Everyone who experiences the Capstone is in luck, as it is the best university in the nation. You’re in for the time of your life from football games, to sisterhood events, to living in the dorms, as soon as you step foot on campus as a freshmen. Delta Zeta is a gift that keeps on giving. I was encouraged to get involved on campus and am now the recruitment director for another organization as well. I was pushed to have better grades, and in turn I have had higher GPAs every year of college than I ever did in high school. Delta Zeta and The University of Alabama are the best things that have ever happened to me.
Tara Griesemer, Vice President of Membership
“ The larger the tote...the better” - Sarah Lindsay McBurney PC’ 16
“Bring oil blot sheets and an umbrella...Alabama heat is beyond unpredictable” - Christina Daughenbaugh PC ‘14
“Put nike shorts in your purse to wear in between parties under your dress...you’ll thank me” - Katie O'Donnell PC’ 15
“Drink lots of water throughout the day and bring snacks” - Megan Welker PC’ 14
“Setting spray is your make ups best friend” - Kari Eisenberg PC’ 16
“Wear what you feel the most comfortable in!! Don’t worry about what you think you’re “supposed” to wear” - Julia Cornejo PC’ 15
“Bring sandals or flip flops to wear in between parties, especially on days when you’re running around the row” - Shelby Epstein PC’ 15
“Smile!! As much as you possibly can” - Gabby Dicarlo PC’ 16
“Make sure to listen to your rho chi’s and j-board they’re there to help make your experience the best it can be” -Emily Crisci PC’ 15
“Drink lots of vitamin C and stay healthy- rush week can be exhausting” - Victoria Moody PC’16
“Be yourself!! That’s the most important part” -Rachel Kinsella PC’ 14
“Have an open mind each round. Just because you didn’t have the best conversation the first time, doesn't mean you won’t have the best conversation the next” - Emily Truchon PC’ 16