At the beginning of the school year, I struggled to find my place on campus and struggled with making true, genuine friends. I was under constant stress and battled with anxiety attacks and I never found it particularly easy to talk to anyone about what I was feeling. On top of all of that, I felt that I was beginning to lose my faith in God and I didn’t want to trust in His plan. I knew that I needed to find something to involve myself in that would help me not only make new friends but also help me reconnect with my faith.
I had a few girls from my classes talk to me about joining Phi Beta Chi and at first I was a little skeptical. I consider myself to be extremely introverted and the whole idea of a recruitment process freaked me out. After attending an interest session, I realized that the sorority would be the perfect fit for me and all my worries about recruitment and fitting in slowly began to slip away. The different rounds of recruitment really helped me see what the sorority was all about and it made my feelings about joining that much stronger. Once I received my bid, I found it extremely easy to start getting to know all of my new sisters and I slowly began to find my place within the sorority.
One of my favorite parts about joining Phi Beta Chi was, of course, Big/Little Week. The entire process was really exciting and I could not have asked for a more perfect Big. Receiving random presents throughout the week and seeing how excited everyone else was made the experience extremely special. What I loved in particular was the relationship that I developed with my Big. When we went on our “get to know you” date we had a lot in common and I knew instantly that I wanted her to be my Big. After reveal, our relationship only grew and I am extremely thankful for her.