“From the outside looking in, you can never understand it. From the inside looking out, you can never explain it.”
Sororities are nothing like you see in movies and on reality TV shows, at least not here at Alma. At our house, it wouldn’t be unusual to see a bunch of sisters sitting around doing homework, crafting in the living room, or watching movies together. On occasion, you may even catch us hanging out in a blanket fort! Or dressing up as hipster Disney princesses.
This past week, Phi Sigma Sigma did reveals, and I learned that Kayla Roy ’14 is my Sapphire Sister! That means I am a member of the Lilac family, which goes back many years. Along with the rest of my sisters, this provides me with connections all over the country. I have “family” members in Georgia, Texas and even Canada!
And then there are the gifts… lots and lots of them. I could never thank you enough, Kayla! I received a whole drawer full of clothing, awesome crafts, and the most beautiful tie-blanket I have ever seen. It was overwhelming in the best way possible. My room is officially Phi Sig-afied!
After finding out our families and successfully making it through the New Member period, eight of us were initiated as full members of Phi Sigma Sigma. It was an amazing night, and I am so proud. LITP!
What’s next? This Saturday, we head to Saginaw Valley State University for All State Day. Phi Sigma Sigma sisters from Michigan chapters come together for a day of conferences, lessons, and bonding. I am very excited to meet even more girls with similar goals and values.
Even though I have only been a part of Phi Sig for a short while, I can already tell how many opportunities it is going to bring me. When I am in Philadelphia, I hope to hook up with Alma alumni and also some Phi Sigs in the area and see what kinds of connections that I can make.
On that note, I would like to encourage everyone to attend some pre-recruitment events between now and Christmas break. When we get back from break, it will only be a short while before Winter Recruitment 2013! (And freshmen, you can go through recruitment this time.) I hope that other girls will have the same great time that I did during recruitment and find a place to call “home.”