An Open Letter | To My Little

To My Little

A very similar post titled “To My Future Little” was originally published in September 2016.   Dear Little, You don’t know who I am yet, but when reveal night finally arrives it will be one of the most exciting experiences I’ve shared with this sisterhood. I always believed we were meant to find each other. I’m a strong believer that everything happens for a reason and at the time that it’s supposed to come. Life always has an incredible way of working out and I couldn’t be happier that I have the honor of being your big sister. I always love every minute of recruitment because I get to talk to all of our amazing potential new members, all the while knowing the amazing journey that each could soon embark on. I had such a strong feeling that this semester was it, that I would get to share in an […]

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Why I Shocked Everyone (Myself Included) And Joined A Sorority

Why I Shocked Everyone (Myself Included) And Joined A Sorority

I’ve seen how the movies perpetuate the sorority girl stereotype. I know what people outside of Greek life think of us, especially when they see a blonde wearing letters. With all of this, I can definitely understand my friends’ and family’s surprise when they found out I was going through recruitment. After all, how could a shy, quiet, timid, introverted, engineering freshman like myself possibly be interested in a sorority?   I joined Alpha Omega Epsilon my first semester of college. Recruitment started only a few weeks into the school year, so I really haven’t known college without this organization. So why, despite the stigma, did I decide to join *gasp* a sorority? Out of the hundreds of student groups out there, what drew me to this one in particular?     I can’t speak for all of Greek life since A.O.E. is very unique. We’re a professional engineering sorority- […]

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To My Future Little

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Dear Future Little, You don’t know me yet, but when the universe finally brings us together I will be the over-eager sister you didn’t know you had. I really believe that we are meant to find each other; I can’t wait to talk to you for the first time at recruitment, all the while knowing the amazing journey that you are about to embark on. Getting a big was definitely one of the highlights of my candidacy period. I don’t have any biological sisters, so being introduced to my new family of sisters was amazing. I love my big so much; getting to know her over the past year has been great and I know she will always be there for me. #FamGoals I want you to know that you can come to me with anything. Even though crying makes me even more awkward than usual (who knew that was […]

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How I’m Breaking The Sorority Stereotype

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I saw this post from HerCampus the other day and, while I don’t always agree with everything HerCampus posts, I really enjoyed reading about the goals and accomplishments of a few sorority women at the University of Iowa. If you get one thing out of this, let it be the following- there is such a big difference between saying “sorority girl” and “sorority woman.” Sorority girls are the stereotypical characters we see all the time in movies and TV shows, but they’re just that- characters. Sorority women, on the other hand, are the real-life college students taking the world by storm. “Sorority women should not be defined by the opinions of uneducated individuals, and they should not have to face ridicule and judgmental looks for simply wearing their letters in public.¬†These women deserve more respect than that…” –Claire Carlson, HerCampus article author These women deserve more respect than that because […]

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