Hi my name is Rachael England! I am a sophomore at the University of Alabama. As thousands of other girls have done in past, I packed my bags, headed to college a week earlier than most, and prepared my outfits for the infamous formal recruitment. After all the stress, heat and decision making, I didn’t find a home by the end of the process.
After that, I didn’t get involved on campus and had a hard time adapting to campus life. However, last March I decided to rush again. It was a last minute decision but I kept a positive attitude and “trusted the process.” I had a great recruitment and made some awesome connections through the whole rush experience. When I made it to preference round, I asked myself if I could see myself being part of each house. I walked into Delta Zeta and immediately felt so comfortable. I felt that I did not have to prove myself to anyone and I didn’t have to try to fit in. I walked out of the house thinking I could be a part of Delta Zeta sisterhood.
When I woke up that next morning the anticipation to open my bid day card grew stronger and stronger, I couldn’t wait to open it. When they called to open cards, I was thrilled to have looked down and see the Delta Zeta script.
It has been a whole semester and Delta Zeta has brought me best friends. It has taught me to step out of my comfort zone and has enabled me to become involved on and off campus. My sister attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando and was also a Delta Zeta. I am grateful we share a DZ sisterhood. Going to the house for meals or just to hangout genuinely feels like home. It’s a place where I can go during the day when I am stressed about school or to hangout with friends. I feel so comfortable walking into our house. I love Delta Zeta because it has shown me friendship, courage, and love. We are all so different but that is what makes our house so unique. I am so glad that I decided to go through recruitment because I have truly found my home away from home.
Official blog of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama.