Melanie Renaud, Vice President of Membership for the Omicron Nu Chapter at the University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada, is an aspiring journalist with a mission.
"I am currently studying journalism and communications at the University of Windsor," she said, "and being a member of Delta Zeta Sorority has strongly influenced my academic goals and work ethic as a writer and truth seeker. I bring a professionalism to the table with my work, and I am positive I will be successful in my life after school due to the skills I have learned from Delta Zeta."
Melanie belief in reporting and living the truth is inspired by the words Delta Zeta's Creed, "To seek the truth and defend it always."
Melanie is certain she wouldn't have had the courage to aspire to her dream without her Delta Zeta experience and the women she has come to know as sisters. "Delta Zeta has given me the tools and skills to become a leader in my community and excel in my current and future endeavors," she continued. "By being a part of an environment where I am inspired and encouraged by other amazing women making a difference in the world, I was always motivated to reach my goals."
What does "Truly" mean to Melanie?
"When I became the Vice President of Membership," she said, "I was able to use my role to inspire other amazing women on campus to join the sisterhood that has shaped who I am today. Through my position with Delta Zeta, I learned how to be a leader, work with a team, and encourage and motivate those around me. To me, Truly means to become the best version of yourself and to help others to do so as well."
Melanie believes that it is possible to change lives for the better, and so make a change that will change the world.
"I involve myself in programs where I am able to help shape the minds of young women, helping them grow and have success in their own lives," she said. "Our chapter works with a girls' day camp called Delta Pals, which focuses on improving self-esteem and Delta Zeta has given me the opportunity to assist others through philanthropy and giving back. That is something I will continue to do to help make a difference in this world."