Hi everyone! My name is Allyssa and I am a senior Finance and Marketing major at USC. Growing up I always knew I was destined to be a Gamecock, but never knew how much it would really mean to me.
Looking back on recruitment, I had no idea what to expect. It can be an overwhelming
time with being in a new environment, just moving into dorms, and meeting all new faces, but everyone with you is feeling the exact same way! When it came to preference night I knew I was choosing ZTA. The loving and exciting atmosphere made putting ZTA as my top preference a no brainer. Each conversation I had made me feel welcomed and at home.
Freshman year I went through pledging and tried to get involved in as many opportunities I could. I joined the Think Pink Committee, attended functions, volunteered at our philanthropy events and attended sisterhood events.
Sophomore year I got the chance to live in the ZTA house and it was one of the BEST decisions I ever made. There was nothing better than getting to live so close to all my best friends, to wake up on Friday mornings with brunch ready downstairs, or take 10 left over pizza boxes to our rooms after functions. Living in the house not only made me closer with all the girls, but it also led me to some great opportunities!
Later that year I joined Programs Council as Points Chair and Executive Council as ZTAs House Manager. I am so grateful to have been apart of these committees and for my friends to encourage me while in these positions.
As my time at USC becomes shorter and I start to experience my “last times” for events throughout the year. It makes me sad, but also makes me so happy to know I have spent my last 3 years with some of the best girls I have ever met, and I am so excited to have 1 more year with them all. The bonds we have I know will last a lifetime. The friendships we made, here at USC through ZTA, I will always hold close to my heart. I can’t thank ZTA enough for giving me the best years of my life!