Written for The Argo by Esmeralda Rivera
On Thursday, November 10th, the Omicron Beta chapter of the Delta Zeta sorority hosted an “Info Night” to get to know PNMs and connect with Stockton students aspiring to be Greek members. The girls wore badges with their names and talked with many students, introducing each other and explaining their philanthropy projects and goals.
Members of Delta Zeta enthusiastically informed PNMs about their sisterhood and what it meant to be a part of Delta Zeta. They also provided a video about their Speech and Hearing philanthropy, the Starkey Hearing Foundation, and The Painted Turtle summer camp, which serves children with life-threatening and chronic illnesses.
The Vice President of Philanthropy for Delta Zeta, Mary Pietrowski, shared her experience of losing her great-grandmother to a degenerative illness, showing the genuineness of Delta Zeta’s efforts to help people and children around the world with hearing impairment and many other medical conditions. After sharing her story, her sisters readily supported her with warm embraces and comforting words.
Pietrowski was happy to have connected with the potential new sisters and to have shared her story, later stating, “I got to shed some light on our philanthropy of Speech and Hearing and tell my side of the story from those perspectives.” She expressed a deep passion for supporting their efforts and noted that she is in her second year of majoring in Health Sciences with a concentration in Communication Disorders.
Mackenzie Kappock, the new President of Delta Zeta, is also a sophomore majoring in the same concentration as Pietrowski. She was very happy with the turnout, explaining that the Info Night was intended for “girls [to] get to know the sorority better and see the sisterhood that we are, and kind of feel more comfortable when it comes into Formal Recruitment. Because they’ve seen these faces before, they know who they’re talking to, they know a bit more about us, and they’re not going in blind.”
After the presentations, the sisters provided art supplies for everyone to make cards for the children attending the Painted Turtle camp the upcoming summer. It was a great way to close off the night, by contributing to the philanthropy and connecting with all the sisters.
Delta Zeta’s next event is “Mr. DZirable,” which will be held on Tuesday, November 19th, at 8:00 p.m. in the Campus Center Theatre. Pietrowski also announced the upcoming “Mock Recruitment,” which will be held by the College Panhellenic Council. Delta Zeta, along with all the other Panhellenic sororities, will gather to welcome PNMs and simulate the experience of Formal Recruitment in order to prepare them for the process next semester. It will take place on Saturday, December 3 at 12:30 p.m. in the Alton Auditorium.
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