For as long as I can remember, I knew that Tuscaloosa would be my new home after I graduated from high school. I grew up only an hour from Tuscaloosa in Mountain Brook and travelled with my family to Tuscaloosa every weekend to cheer on the Tide. I grew up with thoughts of Alabama, SEC football and sorority life. However, what I did not know at the time, was that DZ would become my real home as I started my freshman year of college.
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.
Official blog of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama.