Sisters Are Forever

After I woke up yesterday, I waited until noon to find out if I had gotten a bid. If you don’t get any bids, you receive a phone call letting you know. I refused to look at my phone until after noon and saw that I didn’t get a call. I figured the rest of the night would be pure excitement.

Not quite.

Around 6:30, I finished dinner and had less than two hours until I knew my fate. The nerves set in. Big time. I got together with a friend, and we passed the time by pacing around my hall, visiting the hall director’s dog, and listening to obnoxious music to clear our minds.

What if the only bid I get is from somewhere I don’t want? What If I get two bids I really like and cannot chose between them? What if I cry? What if I trip and fall while running out? Scary thoughts.

When the time finally came, we all went to Dow and received our bids. As much as I really appreciated the other bids I got, I had no doubt about what I wanted to do. I knew where I would fit. After everyone made their decisions, we headed to the Rec.

When we entered the Rec, we saw hundreds of people all standing around singing, dancing and waiting… for us. I panicked for a second before going into a side room and learning who else signed the same sororities.

Then it was the moment of truth. We went onto the floor, and one by one went up to the microphone and made announcements that would forever change our lives. My announcement went something like this…

“I’m Cailee, and I’m going PHI SIG!!!!!!!!!”

Aim High!

From that moment on, my night was full of hugging and meeting the sisters of Phi Sigma Sigma and hearing my two new favorite words, “Welcome Home!” It is the absolute best feeling in the world: Being surrounded by people who are so much like you and so excited to meet you. I’m pretty sure I’m still on cloud 9… or maybe even 10.

I am so confident and happy with the choice that I made. I cannot wait to really be accepted as a sister and to get to know each and every one of these girls on a more personal level!

9 thoughts on “Sisters Are Forever

  1. So they don’t wake you up early in the morning anymore? I remember people sleeping in full makeup so they would look nice in the pictures.

    The bid event for the guys was public. They went to the gym and ran to the frat they wanted to pledge. The whole school was there to watch!

    • Nancy,

      Nope! No early mornings anymore. We do the bid event in the gym now. Thank goodness, because I am not a morning person!


  2. Sisters ARE forever, There is no better way to say it – no matter what organization you join. Congratulations on finding your home. Once a Phi Sigma Sigma, Always a Phi Sigma Sigma. I am proud to call you sister. I look forward to meeting you soon.

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