Message from the President
My name is Rachel Ebner and I am the current President of the Omicron Sigma chapter of Delta Zeta.
My belief is that everyone has the right to communication accessibility and the right to be themselves. I am proud to say that our chapter welcomes sisters of diverse backgrounds and those that are multilingual. Our community is unique in that we are fully immersed into Deaf culture. The values we cherish within the Deaf community are ones that we carry into our chapter. The women of Omicron Sigma chapter are dedicated, hard-working women and invest in a huge amount of personal time to make Delta Zeta and their sisters a priority in their lives. One of my top goals as President is to foster stronger relationships with clubs and organizations at Gallaudet University. As students on Gallaudet’s campus we should strive to elevate one another since success for one organization means success for all. Also, part of my vision as President is to increase awareness of Deaf education and American Sign Language for our fellow chapters of Delta Zeta.
Almost two years ago, I remember facing the decision of choosing which sisterhood I would join. I looked at Delta Zeta and saw the joy and happiness the sisters had that stemmed from the relationships they had with each other. I wanted to share that connection they had with each other, so I went through the process of being a new member and pledge. Throughout the process of being a new member, I met my amazing big sister and twin sister. The bonds I have with them and the rest of my chapter will last a lifetime. The quote “Keep Smiling” is something I think of daily. For my sisters, I encourage them to look at this quote and be reminded of the support they have when they approach life’s obstacles and difficult decisions. I am honored and excited to be President of Omicron Sigma and looking forward to working with my fellow Gallaudet students this semester and meeting and connecting with new sisters and chapters of Delta Zeta.
In the Flame,
Rachel Ebner, President of Omicron Sigma