Initiation season is upon us, which means those adorable new members are about to become official sisters. This is a fun time, and it can also be stressful.
First of all, there should never, EVER be hazing. It is an awful thing to do, and will actually tear apart your sisterhood. Second, there isn’t anything to fear. While initiation is slightly true to what you see in movies with the chanting and what not, there are still parts that are really meaningful and important. While I can’t (and won’t) tell you what is done at my sororities initiation, I will tell you that you’ll learn a lot.
You’ll learn secrets and history. You’ll learn knocks and handshakes and songs and sayings and other things that are really only discussed in initiation. Initiation will bring you closer to your sisters. It is an awesome time that allows you to connect with the other members in your chapter. Yes, there might be weird chanting, and it might freak you out a little, but there is still a lot of other stuff you’re going to learn and become part of.
So, enjoy this moment. Enjoy the literally minutes where you transition from a new member, to an official sister of your chapter.
It only gets better.
Blog contributed by Lillian Homan.