Now that you are a new member and a few weeks into your new member period, it is time to choose your Big. What does this even mean?A Big is an upper class-woman in the chapter that will be someone you can confide in and go to for advice and help. Ideally, this sorority member should be one that you look up to and feel comfortable with. She will mentor you through your new member period and share a special bond with you, even past college.
1) Who do you see being someone who could mentor you as an initiated member?
2) Who would you want to share special moments with throughout your collegiate time?
3) Which woman do you look up to in the chapter?
4) Is there a woman that you aspire to be like?
5) Is there a woman that has an officer position that you think you would like to have one day?
6) Is this woman someone who’s only fun on a Friday or Saturday night, or could she be someone to help put you back in line if you start to slip?
Think about the traits that you will want in someone that will mentor and support you. Your Big isn’t neccessarily your bestie, but she could be. A Big is a great advocate for you and someone that will encourage you not only in the sorority, but through school and a career. If you’ve already found that best friend in the chapter, don’t automatically assume she should be your big. You obviously already share a special bond… why not explore other options to form another bond.
No matter who ends up as your Big, remember to cherish the new relationship and appreciate the new bond. The New Member Educator in your chapter obviously sees something special (or the potential to develop a strong relationship) between you two.
Getting a big is an exciting time in your new member period!
What is your favorite memory from your big / little night?
Casey, Kate, & Rachel
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