Monday, February 24, 2014


Allow me to indulge for a moment and say: Happy Birthday to us! It has been a year since this lovely group of women assembled together on campus, brought together by our lovely ELCs to help a diverse and wonderful group of young women to reestablish the Zeta Omicron chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta at Wake Forest University. And look at us now.
        We have flourished and have definitely sent positive vibes all across this campus. The way I see it, our chapter has grown in so many ways and I am so happy to have watched this evolution. In case you haven’t noticed (and because I am just so proud of the lovely women I can call sisters) I’m going to recap just a few of the highlights for me over the past year . . .
        First of all, we pulled off several amazing philanthropy events, CASA Royale last spring, Tie-a-Thon this fall, and have put together another outstanding CASA Royale this spring. Secondly, we’ve not only survived, but thrived during recruitment week, with quirky and endearing components to each day’s event, and the best part of that week is what it brought us—our wonderful, lovely, and newly initiated new members! Finally, I just want to point out the significance of our presence on campus.
This may not seem that important, but as a big believer in the ripple effect and the wonder in small things, I would like to say that this holds so much more meaning than I think anyone could convey. I hear great things about our sisters from people on campus all the time and I don’t know how many times I’ve heard “I love Thetas!” by people who have seen or directly experienced what we’ve brought to this campus. And in case you were wondering, this is what we’ve brought to campus: we are a diverse group of lovely young women who respect and love each other and we each have something important to contribute to this campus. Furthermore, as the always lovely Sam Larsen put it, we are a group of individuals who refuse to be defined by a sorority, but rather, who define a sorority by the standards we believe it should have and we have taken this sorority to soaring heights (probably because we’re flying high on those kites, man). 

One year ago today, I had no idea that the group of women I met at Kappa Alpha Theta would be some of the most dedicated, creative, and fun people I have ever met and I can honestly say that I am so happy, even honored, to have a place among them all. This sisterhood has accomplished so many great things already, I know we’re on a roller coaster that’s only going up, so enjoy the ride my lovelies!

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