When you join a sorority, you join a sisterhood.
This isn't something I had fully understood when I first heard about Kappa Beta Gamma. But when I went to all the rush events and received a bid to join the sorority, I accepted it because I was curious about what more it had to offer me and I wanted to get to know all the girls better. I'm not from Victoria so I did not have any family or friends when I moved from home to attend UVic. So becoming a part of KBG was an opportunity for me to meet new people whom I could experience university and life with.
Following rush, I was ecstatic to be paired with the best Big Sister I could have asked for. She enlightened me about the sorority's traditions as my rush class and I went through our education period. Even after we became fully active members, my Big continued to be a constant support and friend in my life with crafting days, movie dates, or spontaneous hangouts.
And it's not just my Big whom I have become close with. After joining Kappa, I have made lifelong friends who have become even more than just those.... they have become my sisters. Sisters as true as that word can be even though I am not biologically related to any of them. I currently live in a house with some of my sisters, one of whom has become my best friend. Asides from having sisters as roommates, I also study for my classes, go to semi formal and formal events, as well as volunteering to raise money and help the Special Olympics and other organizations with them. I can count on any sister to step up and help me out if I ever need company somewhere, a ride someplace, someone to talk to about either serious or nonsensical topics, and countless other things. No matter what the occasion or situation, there will always be someone there for me.
Throughout the year and a half that I have been in Kappa Beta Gamma, I have had the fortune of getting to know what it means to truly be a part of a sorority and how it incorporates sisterhood into our weekly chapter meetings and everyday life. I only hope that you too can experience this and become a part of this family of sisters that just keeps on growing and leaving a legacy of what it means to be a Kappa ♥︎
Love in Kappa,
Sisterhood Chair (2016-2017)