Bid Day: Welcome home!
This time of year is known for sorority recruitment. It seems as if every college freshman lines up to find their new home away from home. The week is filled with overwhelming emotions, busy days, long nights, and forming new bonds. To the girls who have never gone through recruitment, or the girls who do not want to, that is OK, it is ultimately your choice, but going Greek is definitely one of the best decisions I ever made.
This year as sororities rotated between all the girls rushing, we may have found our rush crush, or our potential little. Others may have found a new best friend, and some may have not had very good luck. But one thing is for sure, all of us sororities came together to welcome these girls into a new home, and into something that is bigger than all of us.
As the week went on, the days seemed shorter, and what was once exhausting and awkward turned into fun and laughter. Before you knew it you couldn't imagine what it would be like without these girls, and without recruitment. You were having the time of your life. But you still had your eye on one thing: bid day! The Christmas for all sororities. It is one of the most exciting times for a sorority. With this day comes games, laughter, pictures, but best of all, new members.
As our new members came running towards my sorority, I remember feeling nervous. Nervous for if I would see any familiar faces. But, over my nerves came excitement. I was excited for what was to come, for all the friends I was about to make, but most of all, to share my sisterhood with many more awesome women.
For all of the girls that came running towards any sorority on bid day, I would like to say welcome. Welcome home! Welcome to a new beginning, welcome to a sisterhood, and welcome to something that is going to change your life for the better. You have no idea what is in store for you just within the next few months, but I promise it will be worth everything! This time will be everything you've ever hoped for and more. No matter what sorority you chose I know you have been brought home to where you belong, and you are going to do great things for your chapter. So get involved, share your sisterhood, and spread your philanthropy. You are in for the ride of your life, so I hope you cherish it as much as I do.
Once again, welcome home! We are so happy to have you!