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What is your major? Psychology

What year are you? Second

Where do you live? 337 Huntington

What sorority are you in? Chi Omega

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What’s the best thing about being in a sorority?….Is there a worst thing?

“The best part of being in a sorority is getting to know all of the intelligent, kind, and strong women across the Panhellenic community. Panhellenic women have shown me what it means to be a friend, how to work hard and work well, and how to be kind without expecting anything in return. As for a worst thing, I have yet to master the perfect sorority squat and my pictures are suffering.”

What was rush like for you last year?

“Recruitment for me was scary, but I had a lot of friends who had gone through recruitment at their schools and found forever friends, support systems, and teams of girls to always stand behind them. It was hard visiting so many chapters and seeing all of the things each chapter had to offer me, and narrowing down the place I wanted to be seemed impossible at first.”

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What was your favorite part?

“Running out on bid day into the arms of a stranger who would turn out to be my future big and very best friend.”

How about this year? Are you excited for rush?

“SO excited. We have been preparing for and waiting for these girls for so long, and I cannot wait to meet them.”

Do you have any advice for girls hoping to rush this year?

“Take a breath! Recruitment is scary and exciting, and everyone is just as nervous as you are. Go in, be yourself, and you will find the home for you. There is no wrong choice, and you will find a community and a support system wherever you end up. It’s not as complicated as you make it out to be.”

What’s it like behind the scenes? As someone not in Greek life, rush seems like a lot of photos and dressing up…what’s it really like to be a girl already in the sorority during rush?

“During recruitment we are genuinely trying to get to know the hearts of 500 girls, which is not the easiest thing to tackle in four days. Recruitment is not about the matching shirts or the decorations- it’s about showing girls the sisterhood we have. It’s a sisterhood that walks you home at night so you don’t have to go alone, a sisterhood that makes you vegetables and feeds you vitamins just because it loves you, a sisterhood that picks you up after your worst day with a pint of ice cream and a family. Recruitment is about portraying this to girls, and about showing them that regardless of if our sorority is the one for them, we want them to know we care about them.”

What are you most excited for about being a Big?

“A big/little relationship is a different relationship than any other I have. My big is a mentor and a friend, the first person I go to for any advice, and my favorite person to be around. She feeds me, teaches me, and loves me- and I cannot wait to do that for someone else.”

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What is your dream little?

“My dream little is one that fits into my ridiculous, strange, loving family. I don’t know what she looks like, what her name is, the things she loves to do- but I do know that we are so excited to welcome her already.”

I am a student, artist, and photographer at Northeastern University. Aspiring beekeeper, honey consumer and succulent lover, I have over 40 plants (and counting) in my room currently--not that there's enough space for them.
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