Monday, October 24, 2011

Hey y’all! It’s my first blog so I’m going to try and give this a good shot and talk about some stuff that’s been important to me over the past few weeks. I’ll add some fancy pictures and we’ll see how this works out!

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided I was going to go through with recruitment for a sorority. I signed up way back in the summer, because I’ve always wanted to be a part of Greek life. Our rush week starts a lot later than most universities because our Greek life is smaller here, so waiting the first month of school was so nerve-racking! Finally, it was time for recruitment. It was a super busy, mildly stressful trying to get it done with all of my architecture work, but totally worth it week! Throughout the week we had house tours (the houses are GORGEOUS!), a philanthropy night where we learned about each sororities charity of choice, history night, where you learned history of the sorority of course, and finally preference night where you chose your first two choices. THEN FINALLY, it was bid day! This is where all the girls go down to Greek Village and have to wait what seems like an excruciating time to open the letters that give you an invite to a sorority…and turned into one of the best days of my life!

This is the group of girls, my sorority recruitment group, that I was with the whole week doing activities with! Only a few of us are in the same sorority now, but we’re all still friends (:

Whooo ADPi! Right after receiving our bids!

My pledge class, Alphas of fall '11!

That day, I got invited to join the sorority Alpha Delta Pi. I was SO excited, especially because they had been my top choice the whole entire week. I ripped open my letter and ran to the house, running into tons of other excited girls. We all chanted and took pictures and met our pledge class sisters, and our soon to be sisters. Then that day we had a bid day activity, where you had a ‘bid day buddy’, and the whole new member class and older sisters all went to a cute little park. We did paddleboats and a train ride, and there was a fun petting zoo and a merry-go-round! It was a great time to get to know everyone and the tons of names to remember, because ADPi is now 121 members! That’s a lot.

My bid day buddy and me, paddle boating!

YAY Alphie, our lion mascot (:

Ever since bid day, I have absolutely loved Alpha Delta Pi. I now have tons of girls who have my back and are amazing to be around. That weekend, for instance, we went on our chapter retreat and got to play some fun games and learn more about ADPi. We also have our first philanthropy event coming up, to benefit Ronald McDonald House, and have already had mixers and other events. I also got my diamond sister (my ‘big’) and my grandbig! We always go out to eat and do other stuff together. I loved Charlotte before joining this organization, but now I love it even more!

Me with some of my pledge class sisters on our chapter retreat!

My grandbig, big, and me at dinner, eating sushi...a family tradition!

Well that’s all for now, I’ll be back on soon with more updates on my busy life!

XOXO Elizabeth

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