The Truth Behind Bid Day
Start writing a post
Politics and Activism

The Truth Behind Bid Day

It's So Much More Than Just Pictures

22
The Truth Behind Bid Day

If you're a college student, chances are your social media has been filled with pictures of recruitment and bid day recently. Yes, I know that its annoying, but so are your #MCMs, Throwback Thursdays and Selfie Sundays, so it's all good. From the outside looking in, bid day looks like it's just a bunch of girls taking pictures and running around cheering, but I promise you, it's SO much more than that.

In high school, I played three sports and recruitment is more time consuming, exhausting, crazy, and emotional than all three sports combined. Between workshop and Recruitment Week, we work tirelessly to make sure every girl who comes through our house has a good experience. We want every woman who steps foot inside to leave saying, "I want to be in that sorority" or, "I want to be friends with the women in that sorority." So yes, we are very excited when we get to welcome a new pledge class of amazing girls into our chapter. Bid Day means that we had a successful recruitment and that our hard work paid off. It means that even through the drama and long days, we were successful. Let's face it: with 300 (or so) women in a house for 2 weeks, there will be drama, but nothing we can't handle.

We love Bid Day because it means more than just new people to take pictures with; it means a new group to love and support, to help learn from our own mistakes, and to help us make the most out of our 4 years in college. It means a start to a new year, with new faces and new experiences. And for our new members, it means a start to a whole new chapter of their lives. So I am sorry that we fill up your Newsfeed with cliche pictures, but we're all so excited that we can't help it. We love Bid Day and that probably won't ever change. Congratulations to all the girls who pledged in the past few weeks, and to all the girls who worked so hard to make this recruitment a great one, I can't wait to see all your pictures!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

71759
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

133620
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments