Bid Day 2013!

12:00 AM

If you've never gone through recruitment, you don't know the feeling you have as you're handed your bid card.  It's a mix of excitement and nervousness as you wonder if the house you adored during recruitment loved you as well.  I will be honest.  I felt completely rejected on bid day, as Kappa wasn't my first choice.  But I decided to give it a chance because I immediately realized that these women in Kappa Kappa Gamma truly wanted me there.  Or else they wouldn't have given me a bid.  That was the smartest decision I've ever made, and I've never been happier.
About one year later, I'm standing there in the quad at the University of North Carolina wondering if the girls I adored so much during recruitment felt the same way about Kappa.  Except this time, it's a bigger deal.  This isn't about me, it's about the chapter.  It's about the sorority.  It's about the young women who are about to run up to the group of wildly screaming women who are decked out in ridiculous outfits and wonder, "What the fawk is going on?"

I met some of the new members tonight, and I truly hope they're happy at Kappa Kappa Gamma.  In addition to the crazy Saturday nights, the delicious food at the house and the adorable Lilly dresses, I hope they can find a home away from home, a set of bridesmaids, a pride expressed by their favorite letter t-shirt, a shoulder to cry on, a reason to brag, comic relief on a stressful day, and a happiness that no words can fully explain.  I hope that they find all of this because of a phenomenal sorority full of admirable women.  I hope that they feel an overwhelming sense of pride when they wear the golden key above their hearts.  I hope that they look back in 10 years and can truly say, "I'm so happy that I am a Kappa Kappa Gamma."  I hope they make life-long friends who will send them Christmas cards, attend their weddings, and meet their children.  I hope they find all this and more at Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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  1. Sounds like a very good bid day :) I'm thinking of joining a sorority when I go to college!


  2. I love how you described bid day Samantha! I always wanted to be part of a sorority but the Greek Life on campus is very small. But the way you described it was how I always pictured Greek Life being.