By: Kealia Reynolds
Before the initial Phi Beta Chi recruitment process had finished, I already felt like a sister. The welcoming words and the abundance of happiness present during recruitment week was enough to make me feel like I had been a Phi Beta Chi member all my life.
From my very first interest session to formal inductions, I received so much warmth and generosity from girls I had barely known a week. I remember thinking that I had never been a part of a group that was so energetic and inclusive, and I was taken aback at how the older sisters would inadvertently get potential new members who barely spoke a word to come out of their shells.
Activities such as painting prayer stones, playing games, and going out on Big/Little dates has transformed the meaning of sisterhood to me. Being the only girl in my family, I had never really experienced the kind of bond sisters have. After involving myself with this sorority, not only do I appreciate the ideals of the Creed, but I also have a new definition of what sisterhood means to me.
Sisterhood is sharing awkward stories with complete strangers. It is volunteering at the hospital and seeing kids light up when you walked through the door. It is experiencing a fervent love for God and embodying the image of Christ in your daily life. It is having a bond with girls that could never be broken. It is family.
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