Meet the Zisters #2

Allyssa Chambers

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. Allyssa

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 Allyssacloser 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!

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Meet the Zisters #1

Gabby Sargenti

Hi! My name is Gabby Sargenti and I am in the 2019 PC! I am so excited there is going to be a new pledge class so soon because I can’t wait to meet everyone! I remember going through rush and being so nervous, but I promise there is no reason you should beGabby because everything always works out in the end. I knew I wanted ZTA from the first day of recruitment. The girl’s inside the house were just so welcoming and made me feel at home right away. Also, the house itself was decorated beautifully. I knew as soon as I walked in, this place was for me! 

My favorite ZTA memory was probably meeting my big and grand big! Jaclyn, my big, and Talia, my grand big, we’re the nicest, most welcoming people when I joined ZTA. Being a freshman I really did not know many people, but they really helped me get to know so many different people. They always included me and made me feel like I always had someone to rely on! Made me feel like I had a true family on campus! 

GabbyMy advice for girls going through is don’t be nervous and just be yourself. Recruitment is a little intimidating, but the girls inside the house are not. I remember I was so freaked out that I was not going to be able to come up with stuff to say, but the conversations flow so easy when your talking to the right people. And that’s when you know you are in the right house! Everyone is going to find their place and their people! The conversations I had with the Zeta girls were by far the greatest of all the houses I went to, which showed me that this is the sorority for me! 

Zeta has changed me in a bunch of ways. ZTA has taught me that I always have someone looking out for me! The girls in this sorority are always there to lend you a hand even if you don’t know them very well! I never had a sister, but the girls in this sorority have showed me that you don’t have to be blood related to be a sister for someone! Everyone is always hyping each-other up and supporting each other in everything we do. 

ZTA has been a home away from home and I am so excited to meet all the new sisters this year! Congratulations on your acceptance in University of South Carolina and I can’t wait to meet you in the fall! ❤

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Meet the President

Shannen Cloherty

Hometown: Murrysville, PennsylvaniaShannen

Major: Dual Degree in Supply Chain Management with a Data Analytics Concentration and Political Science with a Law and Society Minor

Favorite Zeta Memory: Getting to attend the Officer Leadership Academy in Dallas, Texas. It was so amazing to get to learn from other chapters of our size and learn about what works for them and getting to implement some of their ideas into our chapter.

When did you know Zeta was home?

 I knew that Zeta was home during the preference round of the recruitment process. All of my conversations felt so easy and I definitely saw myself fitting in and getting involved. My favorite thing about Zeta was the ability for new members to be able to hold leadership positions right away, so I applied to be on the Executive Committee and served as the Vice President of Programming, or VP1. 

Any goal for the chapter this year? How do you want us to continue and thrive? 

At the beginning of this year I shared with my Executive Committee that it was my goal for us to earn the title of Chapter of the Year as designated by the Fraternity and Sorority Life Office. We have added a Mental Health Chair to our Programs Council, ensuring that we are prioritizing our member’s mental well being, as well as their physical well being. We recently found out that our GPA this semester went up to a 3.64, which is the highest average we have seen as a chapter in over six years. We are partnering with organizations outside of our specific council and working to continue improving our relationships with other organizations on campus. Overall, I think we have had an amazing semester and I cannot wait to be back with everyone in the fall.

What else are you involved in on campus?

I will have been a member of Student Government all four years of my college experience serving in a variety of roles such as Freshman Council Member, Director of Programming, Chief of Staff to the Student Body Vice President and Freshman Council Director. I am also a member of Order of Omega and Omicron Delta Kappa, two different leadership honor societies on campus. 


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Senior Spotlight #1

Because of recent events in our world, our year together was cut short. This is especially sad for our senior sisters who have been leaders of our chapter for the past 4 years. To show our love and appreciation for our seniors every Sunday we will highlight different senior sisters to thank them for their dedication for the past 4 years. Zeta Love and Mine PC 16 ❤

Ryann Pittman

Hometown: Eatonton, Georgia

Major: Public Health

“Zeta has connected me with the greatest group of friends. It has allowed me to be a part of an organization that means so much to me. I have met some of the best people through Zeta that makes graduating so hard.”

Post Grad Plans: “Right now I plan on working for Teach for America before heading to medical school!”

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Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina

Major: Advertising

“I have loved having this sorority as part of my college experience and having so many opportunities. I love the events and this sorority so much! I’m going to miss having an excuse for seeing my best friends everyday! 💖”

Post Grad Plans: “Not 100% sure yet but my goal is to work with fashion in New York City!”

 

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Elizabeth Livingston

Hometown: Washington D.C.Elizabeth

Major: Public Relations

“I found all my best friends in Zeta and have lived with the same 4 Zetas the past 3 years. I met my support system and forever friends. I will miss going to the house and seeing a ton of familiar faces and catching up. Even if it wasn’t people I am super close with I could always sit and chat with someone.”

Post Grad Plans: “I am moving back to D.C. and working downtown at a tech consulting firm as a capture analyst.”

 

 

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Ally Joyce

ZTAHometown: Raleigh, North Carolina

Major: Retailing

“My favorite memory in Zeta is being a part of the preference round singing group with two of my best friends who also happen to be my big and my twin. I can thank Zeta for helping me meet my lifelong best friends! Zeta gave me a place to get involved, have fun and meet so many new people!”

Post Grad Plans: “I have a summer fashion internship and then I’m going to look for a job!”

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Sophie Davish

Hometown: Chester Springs, PennsylvaniaZTA

Major: Finance

“My favorite memory in Zeta is getting my little Lexie and getting to experience game days with my sorority family! Zeta gave me a family of girls that all supported me in all that I did. I remember running for VP and being amazed at all the girls that reached out to me wanting to help in any way that they could! So many girls had never even thought about student government before but cared about seeing a Zeta sister go after her dreams! I’ll miss having an amazing network of girls so close but I know my time as a Zeta alumni will give me an even wider reach! A little bit more effort now to all get together for brunch but I know it will be worth it!”

Post Grad Plans: “I am attending Villanova Law School!”

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Emma Mondo

ZTAHometown: Rock Hill, South Carolina

Major: Broadcast Journalism

“Zeta has made everything better for me in college. It gave me best friends that I am going to keep for life!”

Post Grad Plans: “I plan on moving to Charlotte and pursuing journalism!”

 

 

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Our Very First Blog Post!

Welcome all to the Zeta Tau Alpha Beta Omicron Blog! We are so excited to start this blog and give you a glimpse into what it’s like being a Zeta at the University of South Carolina!

Beta Omicron is a sisterhood of over 300 women from over 27 different states who all found there home at Zeta. We pride ourselves in following our four pillars which are scholarship, service, leadership, and friendship.

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While our semester together was sadly cut short, here is a recap of our Spring 2020 Semester and all the amazing events we got to experience!

Speak EaZy Function

To ring in the new decade we held a roaring 20s function!

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Galentine’s Day Sisterhood Event

While February 14th is for couples, February 13th is for the girls! Our Galentine’s sisterhood event featured games, a photo wall, and even a chocolate fountain!

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Ariel Yoga Sisterhood Event

Our amazing sisterhood chairs planned an Ariel yoga sisterhood event where sisters were able to come together and try something new! We had so much fun!

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