Big Little Week… it’s the best week of the year! I mean who doesn’t love the idea of being showered with gifts every day for a whole week? Ever since I got my big last fall, I had been looking forward to getting my very own little. I couldn’t wait to give someone the best week ever, just like my big had given me. As soon as recruitment began I was searching for that special girl who I would get to spoil and love and call my baby little.
The purpose of having bigs and littles is so that every girl feels adored and welcomed into Phi Beta Chi. They become a part of a “family”. These sorority families are as diverse as you can imagine. Some of them are HUGE and not only have your typical little, big, grand big but also twins, aunts, and cousins. Each family has a unique name as well as their own traditions and family gift. There is the fish fam, the princess fam, the nerd fam, the fab fam, the BAMFfam, the simply sweet fam, and many more.
As I mentioned before, bigs and littles fill out a survey and go on “big little dates” in order to get to know everyone. Then each girl turns in their Top 5, which is a list of the 5 people you think would be a good fit for you. Our internal social chair and AM educator work together to pair up the bigs and littles based on Top 5 lists and what they know of each girl.
Then the time comes when the bigs find out who their little is! I have never refreshed my email so many times as I did that day. After screaming for joy over my perfect little, the crafting really began. My room looked like this for weeks…