In the heat of the summertime, it is very common to start losing sight of our chapter values for various reasons. Both the distance between our sisters and the lack of ritual, play huge contributing factors to our neglect. However there are so many ways to keep in touch with not only our sisters, but also with our values!
Rock those letters with pride! Wear them as a reminder of the values you and your chapter hold for yourself. I don’t know about you, but I always feel extra-special when I’m wearing my letters. It reminds me I always have a family there to support me, even when I’m at my worst.
Plan a meet up. Make a Facebook event and invite everyone – near or far – you’ll be surprised how many ladies will show if you plan far enough in advance. The beach, the boardwalk, the city, the diner… The possibilities are ENDLESS. Click here for some great, simple ways to see your sisters over summer vacation – Who knows? Maybe you can take a look at this list TOGETHER!
Look for those pretty letters while you’re out. There have been various incidents where I’ve been out and about, and have met some wonderful Kappa Alpha Theta’s. Your sisters are everywhere. Keep your eyes peeled.
And finally, what does your ritual mean to you? This is a question hugely emphasized at Quinnipiac University. Take a few minutes to yourself and remember. Remind yourself what made you choose your chapter and what makes your chapters unique, setting you apart from the rest.
As my chapter often reiterates, you are always wearing your letters – something to keep in mind. When you’re at your internship. When you’re watching a sporting event. When you’re at a party. When you’re out on the town. You are forever representing your organization. So remember to stay CLassy and to always have your chapter values in the back of your mind.
Diane Ferrer, Sorority Life and Relationship Writer at College Lifestyles, is a Senior Advertising Major at Quinnipiac University that wants to see the world. She enjoys dancing, sunshine, laughing, the beach, new adventures, and Kappa Alpha Theta.