My name is Talia and I am the President of Delta Xi Omega sorority at the University at Buffalo.
After the first episode of Sorority Life aired on MTV last year, my sisters and I sat around the living room discussing why this sorority would choose to display themselves on national television. Traditions, after all, are what makes a sorority sacred to its members. However, when we were offered the chance to be the next focus of Sorority Life, our opinions slowly changed as we started discussing how different we really were from the first sorority and how we could add a different perspective to Greek life.
Delta Xi Omega is a small, local sorority that doesn't have much recognition, despite its 15-year presence at the University at Buffalo. Its diversity sets us apart from many of the other organizations on campus and we are proud that such an eclectic group of people can come together and share work, ideas, and friendships. On the other hand, SigmaAEPi (the sorority featured in last season's Sorority Life) is a large sorority that is fairly new--only four years old--and hasn't really preserved the tradition and alumni stature that our sorority has. These differences set our sorority apart.
I hope that people will understand that we are not trying to represent any other sorority in Buffalo or any other city, but our own. Buffalo is rarely in the limelight and we hope people will notice what a fun and interesting city it really is, despite criticisms about location. DZO has prided themselves in fundraising, philanthropies and scholastics. We believe in helping women and charitable organizations in the Buffalo area, promoting school spirit and student wide involvement. I know I speak for every girl in DZO when I say we are all proud of the hard work and dedication we have put into this organization. We can only hope that the rest of America will notice.