Last fall, coming to Alabama to start my collegiate career, I was nervous – but in a good way. I convinced my parents to allow me to participate in sorority recruitment, and more than anything, I wanted to run down sorority row with all of my new sisters to the front lawn of my future home. However, I wasn’t going to settle for just any house - I wanted to be a part of a genuine sisterhood where the members would push you to be the best version of yourself possible. I wanted my house to value scholarship, individuality, creativity, and kindness. Running home to Delta Zeta on Bid Day was everything I could’ve hoped for and more. I knew that the women in this house would encourage and guide me through this next chapter of my life and I couldn’t wait to fully experience everything that Delta Zeta had to offer.
Before initiation, I remember reflecting on what sorority is. At large universities like Alabama, it’s easy to get caught up in the frills of Greek life – the date parties, flawless photoshoots, and game days with your sisters. Even though Delta Zeta provided me with all the frills, our tight-knit sisterhood was the fabric of our organization. I remember thinking that Delta Zeta is so much more than a social club – it’s a network of philanthropic, passionate, independent women pursuing success in their collegiate careers and beyond. This organization has helped me achieve more personal success on campus than I could ever imagine. From the moment our current president, Hayley White, introduced me to First Year Council, up until now, the women in this chapter continue to mentor and support me in every way possible.
On campus, I currently serve as SGA Director of Veterans Affairs, UA Habitat for Humanity Marketing Director, and in my chapter as Assistant Panhellenic Delegate. I am a full-time student at the University of Alabama double-majoring in Marketing and Management Information Systems (MIS). I maintain a personal blog, study art, and enjoy traveling all on the side. Because of the endless support from my sisters, I have been able to live my best life – managing my priorities and projects successfully. I cannot even begin to express how thankful I am to all of the women in my chapter who support me in everything I do. Thank you for inspiring me every day to be the best that I can be, and to live a life full of passion and adventure. KOB
-Meredith Coleman (PC '16)
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