Wednesday, March 6, 2013

I am a Delta Z!

the observant turtle

Today I'm talking Delta Zeta. I pledged DZ in 2001 along with Kathrin of Shop.School.Sleep. To start off I wasn't into the whole sorority thing, but we'd been friends since jr. high and she wanted me to go through recruitment with her so I decided to give it a try. We wanted to join different sororities (to make double the friends) but ended up at the same spot! Our Bid Day was actually THE 9/11. A day I really will never forget.

Over the course of my four active years I learned and grew a lot. I stepped out of my comfort zone. I met people I never would have. I was Greek Week Chair. I went to fraternity parties. I made life-long friends.

To this day most of my very best friends are a my sisters. I've gone to their weddings, baby showers, baptisms, and countless lunches. I am so lucky to be a DZ!

Delta Zeta

Four DZ Facts:
Delta Zeta was founded October 24, 1902
We are the second largest fraternal organization in the nation and the largest international sorority
Our badge was designed by Tiffany & Co.
Our mascot is the turtle 

Speaking of Delta Zetas, the fabulous Shanna is a DZ! Linking up with her for Random Wednesday. Also linking up with another DZ, Whitney of the Observant Turtle for International Badge Day. AND linking up with Miss Ashlyn for Four Favorites!

17 comments:

Amy Green @ Sweet Home Amy said...

I was almost a DZ! My mom was DZ, and when I went ZTA instead, the DZs at Auburn weren't too happy, lol! But I love that you were, and had a good experience. :)

elle at wishingoodluck said...

You guys have the CUTEST mascot, I'm so jealous :) DGS <3 DZs.

Jamie K. said...

Love this! I was an ADPI but saw all the national badge stuff floating around everywhere on FB/Twitter/Instragram!! that's awesome!

Megan C. Stroup said...

I am obsessed with turtles! I'm actually in ADPi, but people ask me all the time if I'm a DZ because of my weird turtle knickknacks and huge collection haha. I'm so glad Whitney is hosting this link-up; I love hearing what other sorority women love most about their organization!

Amber said...

So funny y'all wanted to join different sororities for double the friends. Makes sense to me! ;)

ashlyn williams said...

i was in Alpha Sigma Alpha! so fun. i love turtles, like alot!

thanks for linking up girl! xo

Jodi said...

We didn't have DZ at my college but the Greek system was big and everyone in the south did it! I held out for a while but ended up joining Sigma Kappa. It was fun to be a part of.

julia rose. said...

I knew I loved you for a few amazing reasons... but this one takes the cake!! Because I AM A DZ TOO!!! Ahhhh! I pledged in Spring 2007 at Western Carolina University!
Yay for sisters!!!
xoxo

Tiara Wasner said...

I was a Alpha Phi and have a similar story to rushing.

Simply Evani said...

Oh yay, I love reading about all these greek bloggers! :) So much fun to have that common connection. This is my first time at your blog and I'm loving it so far. The pictures of your puppy in the blog post before this are killing me, she's so cute!!

xo,
Evani
http://www.simplyevani.com

Shelley said...

How fun! I wish I had tried to join a sorority!

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Cool facts about your sorority, thanks for sharing your story with us :)

LittlePinkRainBoots.blogspot.com

smk053078 said...

Yaaaaaay!!! This makes my heart sing!!! My sisters are still some of my best friends!!! I hope that Logan and Landry will follow in my footsteps one day!!!

Christina said...

The turtle is the cutest mascot ever! My uni didn't have a Greek system. Damn hippies! University of Washington does (where I went after WWU), but I was 23. Haha!

AbsoluteMommy said...

Im DZ fall 1996 Californina State University Fresno! It's just a little lamp Girl!!
XOXO

The Unreal Life said...

Girrrrl thank you so much for linking up and sharing the love =)

Nicole said...

Ugh! I am so sad that I missed this! What a GREAT idea and an awesome way to learn a little more about each other. I am a Phi Mu, and I LOVED every minute of it in college. I definitely have been wanting to get involved with an alumni chapter, and this link-up reminded me why. Regardless of your organization, each sorority had such an impact, and is such a connecting link even in adulthood!