In my last few years of high school, I wasn’t exactly sure if I really wanted to participate in Greek life. I always said that it was overrated and I wasn’t the type of girl to join a sorority. It wasn’t until my senior year that I truly took an interest in the idea of being Greek. The majority of my friends, including all three of my roommates, were planning on rushing at their various universities. So in order to avoid FOMO and complete jealousy, I decided to give it a try. I didn’t have many expectations, as I wasn’t convinced that I would just love the experience.
As I made the final decision to at least go through recruitment I began to get all of my applications, recommendations, and outfits planned out and finished. While worrying about the small details, I had been reached out to by a Delta Zeta named Kasey Sams. At the time she was an upcoming Junior that had just so happened to attend the same high school as me; we also had a few mutual friends. Multiple times she texted or called me before the “no contact period” to extend her hand for advice or help in any way. She let me know how important Delta Zeta was to her and how she was looking forward to seeing me at the university in the next year. Little did I know, Kasey Sams was going to have a huge impact on my college life.
When recruitment week started, I felt nothing but stress and worry. I constantly wondered, “Who is going to love me? Who is going to drop me? What do I need to say to make these girls think I am perfect?” As the week went on, I experienced a few heartbreaks by houses that I loved but didn’t get called back to; and I experienced a few wins by houses that loved me as much as I loved them. Delta Zeta was a constant throughout the entire process. It was always a house that I completely enjoyed and one that I was getting invited back to every day. I was ecstatic because I knew how much it meant to Kasey Sams, and I couldn’t want more. For the last round of rush week, Preference Night, Kasey was the Delta Zeta lady that picked me up at the door. When I saw her, I felt nothing but joy and comfort. I knew that we were about to have an amazing conversation. By the end of the night, I knew that I loved Delta Zeta and that if that was the house I ended up in, I was going to be in a good place.
Sure enough, when I opened my card up on Bid Day, Delta Zeta was the house written down. I ran to Delta Zeta right into Kasey Sams’ arms. From that day forward, Kasey took me in, introducing me to all of her friends, inviting me to all of their hangouts, and making me feel nothing but completely included and wanted. Throughout my freshman year, her group became my group, and I was taken in by a few Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors. I enjoyed being able to be friends with older girls who not only gave me insight on college, but loved me despite being younger than them.
Still to this day, that group of older girls are my very best friends. We do everything together from lunch at the house, to coffee dates, to going to date parties. Life is nothing but fun with them. We have been through thick and thin, laughter and tears, and I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I am incredibly grateful that I had the opportunity to join Greek life, and that I made the decision to stay in it because I was given the best girls in the world. Every year is bittersweet as we lose a few to graduation and adult life, but our friendships will never fade. That I am very confident in. Thank you, my girls- you know who you are. I love y’all so much. Here’s to a lifetime of love and sisterhood!
Keep on burning,
Savannah Brasher - PC '17
Official blog of the Alpha Gamma Chapter of Delta Zeta at the University of Alabama.