Letter from the Chapter
Dear Potential New Members,
When I received my bid from Sigma Kappa over 2 years ago, I can distinctly remember an older sister telling me wise words that I didn’t fully appreciate until now. She told me that Sigma Kappa was not just a club or like any other organization, it was a sisterhood and a bond that extended beyond class year, beyond Boston University, and beyond myself. Her words were, “First you become a part of it, then it becomes a part of you.”
As I enter my final year at Boston University, I can really appreciate how much Sigma Kappa has given me, and how much I have grown because of the extraordinary women in this chapter. Without the support of all my sisters and the Panhellenic community, I would not have had the confidence to apply for an accelerated Master’s Degree program, study abroad for 4 months, or run for President. These women have been there for me through all of the highs and lows of college, and I know they will be there for me long after graduation.
I remember going through formal recruitment as a Potential New Member and listening to all of the sororities passionately discuss their values and why they are so important to their identity as a sorority. At first, it didn’t seem much to me, but now I can understand how these values not only shape an entire sorority, but each individual as well. Sigma Kappa’s values of loyalty, friendship, service, and personal growth have become ingrained in me, and I am a better woman because of them. Even more, I have seen these values manifest themselves in all of the women in Sigma Kappa each in unique ways.
It’s hard to imagine my college career without Sigma Kappa. In fact, it’s impossible. Sigma Kappa has truly been my home at Boston University, and I have grown in so many amazing ways that I can’t begin to put it into words. The women in this chapter challenge each other, support each other, push each other, inspire each other, and love each other without limits. I can honestly say I have never seen more courageous, passionate, and caring group of people. I am unbelievably proud to be a sister of Sigma Kappa at Boston University.
The advice I got as a new member on bid day could not have been more spot on. At first, I was just a member of Sigma Kappa eager to meet all my sisters and spend time with them. Today, not only am I a member of Sigma Kappa, but Sigma Kappa is a part of me. Our values have become my values, our experiences have become my experiences, and our sisters have become my sisters.
Whatever you do throughout your college career, I hope you find a home like I have in Sigma Kappa. These types of people will bring out the best in you, inspire you, love you, and be there through every challenging and amazing moment.