Delta Zetas are empowered to lead and serve.
Given the right development opportunities, each of us can become an effective leader and help others accomplish great things.
Delta Zeta’s leadership model provides many women with their first real opportunity to work alongside or to lead a group of others toward a goal. In our chapter, we have over 50 leadership positions within our chapter that we encourage our members to take full advantage of. From President to T-Shirt Chair, each position allows our members to learn how to lead, delegate, and manage a large amount of responsibility.
I am continually blessed by the opportunity to help lead a sorority that has given me more opportunities than I can count. I learned that when you’re surrounded by people who lift you and empower you, anything is possible, and it makes it that much easier to lead the way and light the path towards success. I’ve learned that organization and dedication is key; without planning and commitment to the people and programs you love, the foundation of a home so carefully built with love, will crumble beneath you. - Anna Pierce Ireland, Secretary, PC ‘13
With almost 400 members, taking on a role of responsibility and leadership in our chapter can be overwhelming (but of course, extremely rewarding). Because of this, most of our positions have an alumnae advisor to offer guidance and advice. We are lucky to be a part of a sorority that has such an incredible alumnae base, but also allows us to continue to serve and lead after our collegiate experience.
We also encourage our members to lead and serve in other organizations on campus. We have women in our chapter who are presidents and other officers in honor societies, volunteer groups, club teams, and other organizations. These women not only represent Delta Zeta in a positive manner across campus, but also bring back the skills they’re learning in these positions and share them with their sisters.
As president, I have been given more opportunities than I could have ever imagined. I have had the privilege of becoming so close to members of our chapter as well as leaders of other organizations on campus. One of my favorite things about being president (along with having a parking spot in the driveway) is going to round table discussions with presidents of the other sororities to collaborate on how we can improve Greek Life as a whole. Through Delta Zeta, I have gained leadership positions that will last me a lifetime. - Elaina Engel, President, PC ‘13
However, whether you’re in a leadership position or not, Delta Zeta gives our members opportunities and resources to develop leadership skills. We bring in guest speakers to our chapter meetings, attend conferences, and learn from each other on how to be an effective leader. We know that after college, we’ll be introduced to the workforce and want our members to leave college being confident in who they are.
My position as social chair has been a really rewarding but difficult position. Working with bands and venues within a budget is really difficult when you are planning events for 400 people. By holding this position in Delta Zeta it has given me life experience that have taught me how to be flexible and a good business woman. If I had not joined Delta Zeta and held this position, I would not have found my calling in life and what my heart truly loves to do. So, thank you Delta Zeta for all you offer me and all of our sisters. - Nicole Gabehart, PC ‘13
The number of opportunities presented to us by being Delta Zetas are infinite. Our members know to seize every opportunity they get and use it to develop themselves to be the best person they can be. We want our members to become involved on campus and within our chapter, no matter what major they are or what grade they’re in. In Delta Zeta, there will always be a place for you to lead and serve, use your talents, and help better our chapter.
Official blog of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama.