My name is Hailey Lawler and I am Zeta Tau Alpha’s New Member Educator. So you might be wondering, what is recruitment? Well, recruitment is exciting, nerve-wracking, and also one of the most rewarding experiences that you will ever be apart of. It is truly about finding your home away from home and building strong relationships with girls who will soon become your sisters. I found my home as soon as I met the women of Zeta Tau Alpha. The feeling I got when I walked into the recruitment rooms each night was an overwhelming feeling of happiness and love. I instantly made connections with each and every girl that I spoke with. Zeta Tau Alpha at West Chester University has exceeded all of my expectations of what being in a sorority is all about. It is a constant support system, a sisterhood, a safe haven to be whatever/whoever I want to be, and a motivator to be the best version of myself. ZTA has given me leadership opportunities and most importantly, it has allowed me to make a difference in my community. I am so thankful to be apart of such an incredible organization and my life has been forever changed.
You are about to embark on such an amazing experience and I am so excited for each and every one of you! My advice to you would be to take in every moment, follow your heart, keep an open mind and just be yourself! This journey is going to be one that you will never forget, so trust the process and make decisions based on where you feel most comfortable. Choose a group of women that you can see cheering you up when you are down, will make you laugh until you cry, and that will love you no matter what. Remember, we have all been in your shoes at one point and know what you are going through, so no need to be nervous. Just take a deep breath and enjoy yourself because you will make lasting memories. Again, I am so excited for you all and I cannot wait to meet you each and every one of you. I wish you the best of luck throughout your journey of finding your home!