We have made great strides as a chapter to be known on campus and unite as sisters. To celebrate these accomplishments and broaden our sisterhood, over 80 members and new members traveled off campus on Saturday morning for our spring retreat. The fresh spring air prepared us for what was sure to be a turning point in our journey as a chapter.
For me personally, it was a turning point in understanding what our roles as sisters mean. “Supportive” is a word that was consistently used throughout the afternoon when describing how our sisterhood should be, what we want to represent on campus, and how we plan to grow as a chapter. It’s a simple word but its implications are deep. Support can mean helping a sister in need or just being a smiling face to look up to. We all want support from our sisters, but on Saturday afternoon we came to understand what it means to reciprocate that act.
The retreat showed me my sisters’ inner beauty and strength. They truly are all inspirations to me. I walked out of retreat more proud, inspired, and dedicated than ever to Kappa Alpha Theta. My soul is filled with whatever beautiful and infectious qualities our chapter radiates and I could not be happier.
To my sisters: I want to see each and every one of you be happy every single day. I want to help (or at least witness) your achievements and I want to help you through your challenges. I accept you for your flaws because I know you accept me for mine. That is what sisterhood means to me.
I said it a million times already, but thank you all again for coming and making retreat such a success!! I hope you had a positive experience on Saturday as well. I hope you feel closer to your sisters, proud of your sorority, and empowered to achieve your greatest dreams.
TLAM, Danielle Cole