My name is Brianna Forth and I am the current President of the Epsilon chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha. I am so incredibly excited to be the first to share this blog with y’all! Our historian, Madeline Caldwell, and one of our shining stars, Sarah Burger, have been working SO hard on this project, so tada! Here it is! Basically, this idea came to be when they were brainstorming the easiest way to keep alumni, parents, and current members updated with everything going on in the chapter. With the way articles spread like wildfire on social media, they thought “why not a blog?” This truly is going to be one of our most exciting years and we can’t wait to have y’all along for the ride!
Sitting here writing this, it is a little bit surreal. Coming in as a freshman and going through recruitment, I never thought I’d be sitting in my cozy little nook, otherwise known as Room 201 of the “Zouse,” that I share with one of my best friends, almost three years later, as the President of my amazing sorority. I’M TELLING YOU. SURREAL. Looking back, no one is lying when they say that you find where you’re supposed to be. Over the past 3 years, Zeta has given me more than I ever could have asked for. I could sit here and write about the “amazing sisterhood” I have and get all cheesy, but when I say Zeta has given me more than I could ask for, I mean more along the lines of…
Friends who will stay up until the crack of dawn studying, getting delusional, and make Whataburger runs at 3 am (even though we promised to be healthy that week….)
Girls who get my weird sense of humor and make me lol until I cry. If you know me, I’m sure you heard the “lol” in my voice.
Daily words of encouragement. Read Sarah’s, “Bite of Burger,” and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about!
The list could honestly go on and on. It’s safe to say I might actually be Zeta’s #1 fan. Well, what better way to wrap this thing up than with one of my favorite memories? This was taken at last year’s bid day. If you want to talk about getting the perfect candid pic, this is about as candid as it gets. Emily, the girl I’m squeezing to death, had just picked up her sister, Sydney, from opening up her bid card! The joy in this picture is overwhelming and everytime I look at it, I’m reminded of how Zeta love truly is “the greatest of all things.”
4. The trust and honesty that come from these women. I’d take a friend who will tell me like it is any day.
5. The opportunity to grow as a leader and individual within my chapter, as well as at the U of A. Along with this presidency, I am the President of Greek Life Facilitators, Director of Involvement for SOOIE, and a member of a number of organizations on campus.