A New Chapter

If you’ve been following along my personal insta, you might’ve noticed a new chapter in my life.

GET IT? CHAPTER!

But really, I am so so excited to share with y’all that I am a sister of  Zeta Tau Alpha!

So many of my friends were shocked when I told them I wanted to rush a sorority. I’d never pictured myself as the one who would willingly put herself in the middle of 200 other girls or follow all of the rituals and rules I’d heard about. But I knew that because I was halfway through college, and since I was always curious about greek like, it was now or never.

I talked to my mama, signed up for formal recruitment, and then ate 179 strawberry sprinkle donuts because I was stressed about what to wear.

You think I’m joking about the 179 strawberry sprinkle donuts part.

Rush (recruitment) week was not what I expected at all. I don’t really know what I expected, honestly. But it was busy and rushed (HA get it) and full of so much talking and so many smiles and lots of Cold Water by Justin Bieber (that song I swear) and lots of “I’m a Public Health major! What about you?” or “I’m actually not a freshman, I’m a junior and just a loser lol.”

There are lots of different rounds you go through to find your “home.” Some are fun and lighthearted while some are pretty serious. What stood out to me about my sorority was the first night when I talked to one of the seniors. This was at the beginning of September, so I was still talking obsessively about Africa (and I’ll never stop sorry) and I wanted to tell anyone who walked by. The girl I met with had a personal connection to Africa because her family had gone through a country there for adoption. We talked about the little kids I met and before I knew it we were both teary and hugging about taking pictures and showing pretty girls what they looked like for the first time. That’s when I freaking knew.

I also loooooove the sorority’s philanthrophy, breast cancer education and awareness. We encourage college aged girls to get tested, spread awareness, and help find a cure. How cool is that?? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we’re celebrating by wearing pink 24/7 and holding an event on campus called Big Man on Campus. It’s like your typical beauty pageant, but for cute frat boys 🙂

If you’re a student at UNC Charlotte, COME WATCH! Tickets are only $10. If you aren’t nearby, you can still donate. If you are a company wanting to get your name out, you can purchase one of our sponsorship packages! You can find more info on all of that money stuff by visiting my fundraiser page here!

 

I’m only one month in, but I can’t wait to see what this new chapter brings. And if the rest of ZTA is anything like it’s been so far, I’m TOTALLY okay with it.

Lots of pink, lots of tailgating, lots of cute t shirts, and lots of strawberry sprinkle donuts. Dis is my shit.

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  • Carolina Ines

    I love this! One of the biggest (and really only) regrets I’ll have when it comes to college was not joining a sorority. I really considered it this year, also really liked the sorority on my campus that had it’s philanthropy dedicated to breast cancer awareness, but just never convinced myself to do it! Hope you have tons of fun and make the most incredible connections 🙂

    xo, Lina
    http://www.thelovelylina.com

  • CaseyGirl

    Super cute outfit!!

  • adorable pictures! and have fun and keep going 🙂

  • Kristin Thompson

    Congrats on finding your home! Joining a sorority was one of the best things I did in college!

    Kristin
    The Blush Blonde

  • nicole simonetti

    I’d do anything to re-live these years again – enjoy yourself, make memories! x, nicole ≫ http://www.nicoleeigh.com

  • Super fun photos! I was never part of the Greek culture in college, so I can’t necessarily relate, but I love the sweet story about sharing memories from your Africa trip. XO

  • Ashley E

    Savannah,
    I am so excited that you found your home and are loving it so much! I’ve been meaning to check in to see how everything went with recruitment. I hope your love for your chapter and sisters only continues to grow. I can’t imagine my college experience without them. All the panhel love!
    xo, Ashley
    alittleashley.blogspot.com

  • How exciting, Savannah! My school is super small so there’s no Greek life here, but I know lots of people who went Greek at their schools and love it! I hope it’s an awesome experience for you!!

    Stephanie | http://www.stephanietherese.com