Campus Celebrity: Sarah Deluty

If you’ve been around campus the past year, you know Sarah Deluty. Her energy is contagious and distinct from any corner of campus. From her rich red velvet cupcake colored hair to her vibrant personality, you can find her in spunky cute outfits hanging around the fence or tabling for a great cause.

Sarah is currently a sophomore studying neuroscience focusing on a pre-veterinarian track. She was involved in Orientation this year as a Resident Assistant for Morewood Gardens. Outside the classroom, Sarah is a phenomenal dancer and choreographer for Dancers’ Symposium, Infra Dance Company, and Soulstylz. Her talent and dedication to dance is unparalleled. She also serves as the Junior Panhellenic Delegate and Greek Sing Choreography Chair (and Rafiki in last year’s The Lion King Greek Sing show) for her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma. When she’s not volunteering her time towards booth, service, and helping all her friends and sisters, she’s out at 6 am on weekend mornings with the men and women of Phi Delta Theta’s buggy team in the tundra weather as a Buggy Driver.

When Sarah isn’t busy with studying and her extracurricular activities, she’s the Vice President for Community Outreach for KDSAP: Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program. KDSAP is a new organization on campus where Sarah played a pivotal role in its launch. Kidneys are crucial organs we cannot live without. The state of one’s kidneys has a substantial effect on one’s health and longevity. The president recognized this after working with the original chapter at Harvard this past summer and created a KDSAP chapter here at CMU. The students of KDSAP collaborate with doctors and target underserved communities in the area. As the VP of Community Outreach, Sarah contacts these communities to host free kidney disease screenings where the students and doctors perform medical tests to assess community members’ risks for kidney disease. They also provide consultation for any further actions that need to be taken. Although this is KDSAP’s first official year at CMU, the organization has garnered much attention from pre-medical students and those interested in providing for the community around CMU. 

What makes Sarah such a unique and outstanding member of the CMU community is her ability to manage time, stress, and responsibilities so easily. As a freshman last year, Sarah never said no. Even as a neuroscience major, Sarah managed to carve out time anyone who needs her assistance. Her direct attitude and result-oriented mentality keep her constantly grounded and focused on what was best for her organizations. She took initiatives on her own and inspired her peers to follow suit before she even obtained a leadership position. But the best characteristic of Sarah is that she has a heart of gold.

Thank you for being such a pioneer on this campus, Sarah! We are so proud to have you as a member of this student body and community. Keep being unapologetically fabulous!