Five years ago, I went through recruitment at the University of Washington. It’s a big school, and I wanted a way to make it smaller by finding a place that felt like home. While I wasn’t sure that meant joining the Greek System, enough of my friends were going through recruitment to convince me to at least try it out.

While I love recruitment from the sorority side, going through recruitment to find one of my own was extremely stressful. Rejection is never fun and the recruitment process naturally leads to a number of them. On top of that, I lost my voice during house tours, stained my dress during philanthropy round… and ended up feeling unsure if the “Greek thing” was for me at all.

So I dropped recruitment. I’m still ashamed to say that considering how much I love being a Sigma Kappa, but it’s the truth. I didn’t trust in the process and was too uncertain to make the decision that would change not only my collegiate years but my entire life.

Luckily for me, my twin sister Samantha went through recruitment with me. Only a few hours after the bid cards had been signed and the girls had all moved in to the Sigma “Kastle,” Sam called me to say that she loved being a Sig Kap girl. Then the Vice President of Recruitment got on the line and asked me to come over and see if Sigma Kappa really was the right place for me. After a few hours of hanging out with the women who would be my pledge sisters, I knew that Sigma Kappa felt like home, and not just because my sister was there with me. That night, I did what I should have done in the first place and signed my bid card.

If it weren’t for my real sister, I would have never found the rest of my sisters that have become such an integral part of my life. And now we’re not just twin sisters but we share our mystic bond as well!

So what are you thankful for this year? I hope your sisters, biological or otherwise, are on the list!

2 Responses to Being Thankful for Sisterhood

  1. Teri Centner Teri Centner says:

    Awww, what an awesome story! Thanks for sharing. :)

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