RECRUITMENT

Each year, over one thousand undergraduate women participate in recruitment at the University of Florida in hopes of finding fun and lifelong friendships. Delta Zeta offers a home away from home in Gainesville, as well as a place to make your mark at UF. We are so excited to welcome you into our home to see a glimpse of Delta Zeta! 

NOTE FROM THE RECRUITMENT CHAIR: 

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Dear Potential New Member,

I am so happy that you are reading this because it most likely means that you are interested in going through Panhellenic Recruitment at the University of Florida! Going through recruitment and accepting a bid to Delta Zeta have defined my college career. The friendships I have built here are unmatched, the amount I am growing for the better is exponential, and the memories with these women that I will have for the rest of my life are priceless.

The truth is, recruitment isn’t for the faint-hearted. It is a long process, and can be a very tough one at times. At any given moment, you may feel excited, anxious, nervous, confident, exhausted, angry, frustrated, discouraged, happy…sometimes maybe even all of these things at once! But don’t fret: I promise you, every single Panhellenic woman has been in your very same shoes. The biggest piece of advice I can give is this: stay positive. No matter what happens, recruitment itself will most definitely bring you new friends and treasured memories. Be present, be excited, and be yourself. At Delta Zeta, we want to get to know YOU. We aren’t looking for any “type” of woman. We are looking for authentic individuals to welcome into our sisterhood.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions. Even if you would just like to chat - I am here for you. 

Warmest regards,
Bryanna LaRussa

Please mail completed recommendation forms to:

Delta Zeta, attn: Bryanna LaRussa
903 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32601

For more information regarding fall recruitment please visit https://www.ufpanhellenic.org/faq or email me at pialphamembership@gmail.com

MEET THE NEW MEMBER EDUCATOR:

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Name: Victoria Carrillo
Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
Major: Telecommunications

What is your job as New Member Educator?
My job as New Member Educator is to educate the new members about the standards and ideals of our chapter and adequately prepare them to join our sisterhood. My perspective is that setting the new members up for success in our chapter will hopefully lead to involvement and dedication to our campus, which will encourage them in their future careers. My job is to cultivate and prepare these women not simply for a sisterhood, but also for a lifetime of service and leadership.

What advice would you give to a Potential New Member going through recruitment?
I would tell her that recruitment will be a life changing process. Every chapter at the University of Florida has something unique to offer them. While it can seem like you’re trying to find your place where you “fit in”, I truly believe that recruitment puts you where you are going to thrive and grow the most. My job as NME is so exciting because I get to help Delta Zeta’s new members on their path towards that change and help them build relationships within this sisterhood that will guide them along the way.

What are you most excited for as New Member Educator?
Honestly? I cannot wait to make the new pledge classes feel unbelievably loved and valued. Delta Zeta is a place that makes me feel so comfortable and wanted- that’s how I want every girl to feel when she walks through those doors. The new member period is full of different experiences and affect people differently. As NME I want every experience to be a positive one and I’m thrilled to get to work hard to ensure that!