This was a fairly quiet month for the Sigma Kappa chapter, but exciting and rewarding nonetheless. In this month, students are preparing for and taking midterms. This means the chapter usually doesn’t have a ton going on so that our members can focus on their studies.
The first thing to happen this month, many of you already know about. This is the enormous amount of snow we got! Pullman just kept snowing and snowing, until we finally had a snow day. WSU had a hard time keeping up with the snow and was forced to close school for a day to catch up. They also had to make multiple days “delayed start” (not starting until 10am) since the conditions before then were not considered safe.
Another event during the month of February was our Valentines sisterhood! In this sisterhood, members made valentines, ate snacks, and posed for photos at a special Valentine’s photo op. But there was one event I thought was really amazing; our sisterhood chair had us write our names on hearts and pass them around to all of our sisters. These sisters would then write kind things about their fellow sisters. This was really heartwarming because it was truly embodying the sisterly spirit, and living one heart one way. Each sister was able to consciously recognize their fellow sisters, and the efforts we make each day to live by our values.
We also held another Valentine’s event, but this one was a Public Relations (or PR) event! In this event sisters held a table in the CUB building, and passed out free Valentine’s candies in the name of Sigma Kappa. These events are very important because they show the rest of the campus who we really are. This in turn allows the non-Greek students to put a face to the name of Sigma Kappa.
Finally, our four members that had their bid day on the previously mentioned ice skating sisterhood received their Big sisters! To begin this process, members that would like to be big sisters meet with each new member to get to know each other! Eventually, the new members preference their Big sisters and the Big sisters preference their Littles, or Little sisters. After this, there is what we call Big/Little reveal! The entire family of Big and Little sisters usually will get together for this event to welcome the new member into their family.
See you next month for March, where we will feature Initiation, recruitment practices, our Spring Formal, our Spring Sisterhood Retreat, and more!