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Amanda DeMichele

Hello and welcome to Zeta Tau Alpha! I am Amanda DeMichele and I have the distinct honor of serving as the President of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha here at The Ohio State University! I could not be more excited for you to experience recruitment and learn more about ZTA. We are founded on the principle of loving one another, and that is exactly what drew me to join ZTA when I went through the recruitment process.

I came to Ohio State as a freshman from New Jersey in 2020 and felt very out of place, and I wanted to find a community of strong supportive women who felt like home, which is exactly what I found in Zeta Tau Alpha. Going through recruitment is a difficult decision, I know I was very excited but also nervous. These are common feelings during recruitment, the best advice I received was to stay positive, and be myself. As cheesy as it may sound, it is cliche for a reason, and I truly believe that if you trust the process you will find your people, exactly how I did two years ago. 

ZTA is filled with strong, confident, determined women, who strive to be the best versions of themselves and see their sisters fulfill their dreams as well. They share values and morals which makes their bond one that lasts a lifetime. Since joining I have found a family of women who make me laugh, make me feel included and welcome, and support me always. The women in this chapter are my family and I know they are meant to be in my life forever. I am eternally grateful to the members of ZTA for giving me the confidence to truly be myself and to thrive and grow into the leader that I am today. The guidance I have received from my advisors, my big and my executive committee has been invaluable to me, andI know that I would not be the person that I am today without them. I feel so incredibly grateful to have been able to find a place that I can call home with women who share my values, and I know you will find your place too. 

Good luck with the recruitment process, I know you all will find a place to call home at the Ohio State University

Zeta Love and Mine,

Amanda DeMichele

President of the Alpha Zeta Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha

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