Hey y'all, I'm Savannah Simons! I wanted to take some time to talk with you about just one of the many things that make a sorority more than just two hundred girls who share a house and some letters. Sisterhood just so happens to be my favorite aspect of sorority life and it can be your favorite too! The special thing about a sisterhood is that it brings people together you probably would have never met had you not been wearing the same letters on your shirt. You can find your place and your people. With that said, I want to tell you about my experience with my best girls.
Let's talk about Big Little Week. My first quarter of college, my first few months of being a part of Greek life, my body #exhausted from Stepshow practice (we killed it btw), my level of excitement was maybe a little too high, and my heart was bursting with love for the girl who was signing all of my gifts “Your Big Sis”. Needless to say, I was thrilled to become a part of a family.
Growing up, I watched girls in college posting the cutest pictures in the cutest shirts with their #fam. Their captions went on and on about how they simply could not survive without those girls in the picture, claiming these were the girls that would be in their wedding. Little did I know, this was to a T what I was about to experience.
The night of Big Little Reveal I followed my pledge class into the lodge to find a pair of socks and a jersey with my name on it. Along with my shirt and pair of socks, there was a poster that read, “The most wonderful thing about littles”, a parody of the song “The Most Wonderful Thing About Tiggers” from Winnie the Pooh. Reading that poster, I knew that Sarah Beth Sewell had to be my big. We had spent the last couple of weeks joyfully singing that song together from memory. Walking to the reveal, I could not keep from grinning ear to ear. Waiting for us inside was a row of sheets with our big's feet sticking out from the bottom that had matching socks to each one of ours. Soon enough, the sheets were dropped and standing before me were Sarah Beth with a poster that read “Is littles are wonderful things” and Rachel with a camera in hand. Sarah Beth and I hugged, jumped, and ran around screaming while Rachel took the best candid pictures (one of her many talents). We spent the rest of the night singing and dancing together at the Eli Young Band concert.
I had never before felt so loved by a couple of girls than I did that week.
My family has meant so much to me throughout my first year of college. Sarah Beth and Rachel have been my go-to girls and I could not be more thankful for them. They answer all of my questions about Kappa Delta, Louisiana Tech, and just life in general, and if I'm being honest, I have a lot of questions. They go anywhere and everywhere with me, support me, encourage me, build me up, laugh with me, cry with me, and most of all love me unconditionally. They spent this past year going above and beyond to make me feel special, important, and loved. For the first time, I felt like I fit perfectly into a genuine and meaningful friendship, and so can you.
Honestly, every incoming freshman girl should add a big sis to her “What I Need for College” list.
Having a big has been one of the most beneficial resources I have had in college. Having the opportunity to go to someone a year older than you who has just recently been through what you are currently experiencing is beyond helpful. They can tell you where your classes are, how to get involved, and what to do when you sleep through meeting (oops). Sarah Beth has been all of this and more for me. She knows everyone and is a part of almost everything on campus. She has helped me with applications, interview outfits, and really anything else that I just needed to know about college. More than anything else, Sarah Beth is my biggest fan. I look forward to hearing “I love you lil bit” and “Hey my Savs” every time I see her. Her constant encouragement and support made my freshman year a breeze.
On top of getting a big, you also get a grand big! Mine just so happened to be the Rachel Pharr. She is one of the most organized, thoughtful, and loving people I know and she raises the bar as to what a college grandma should be, if I'm being honest. Rachel is my go-to-girl when it comes to just about any event. She dances with me, takes pictures for me and with me, and makes me feel comfortable in every situation. Rachel holds our family together. Rachel is everything I hope to be one day.
My family is a small glimpse into what sisterhood looks like in Greek Life. These are the girls that I talk with after meeting, the girls that answer all of my questions, the girls that encourage me constantly, the girls that laugh with me, the girls that cry with me, the girls that travel with me, and the girls that mean more to me than I could have ever imagined they would. Sisterhood is truly my favorite part of Greek Life, and I am oh so lucky to have found my perfect fit.
Join a sorority and gain a bond that can never be broken, a sisterhood that lasts a lifetime.
After hearing how I found my #girlgang I hope you can see how #goinggreek can help you find yours too! Going Greek will give you the sisterhood of a lifetime: the best of friends who stand by you and have your back through it all. I promise you won't regret it!