It’s Been a Few Weeks Since Bid Day And….
Can’t picture Bid Day? Imagine this: flower headbands, face paint, tutus, yelling, blaring music, jumping, and hugging people you’re meeting for the first time.
Although it seems like months since over 500 girls sat anxiously on their bid cards in the Student Learning Center (which was its own type of cruel and unusual punishment), it’s only been a few weeks since Panhellenic Bid Day at Vanderbilt. Each of the 10 sororities had a station in the SLC with a theme for their Bid Day celebration, so when the new members opened their cards, we ran to the station to meet our new pledge class (and basically jumped up and down for a couple of minutes with excitement).
It’s been just a few weeks since I accepted membership to Kappa Kappa Gamma at the Epsilon Nu Chapter here at Vanderbilt. I have to admit, when I ran to the Kappa station on Bid Day, I hardly knew anyone. The officers quickly gave us our very first shirts and bussed us off to a “Where The Wild Things Are” dance party (aka a bunch of sisters dressed in cheetah print and painted on whiskers); the celebration commenced.
Somewhere between learning names, meeting my older “key sis”, and embracing my new home, I started to realize that my pledge class is full of 47 insanely cool, down to earth girls. And that doesn’t even include the other 3 pledge classes in the house.
Through the entire rush process, I honestly doubted that the “you’ll end up where you’ll belong” motto always works. But I can say that it did for me. So, it’s been less than a week since Bid Day and it’s hard to look back when there is so much ahead with initiation, sisterhood, and philanthropy for years to come.