By Rachel Russell
Alpha Chi Omega. The first time in my life I have had sisters. Growing up as an only child, I never knew what it was like to have siblings, let alone sisters who would become some of my best friends.
I loved going through recruitment because every time a woman asked me why I wanted to be in a sorority, I already had an answer. “Well, I’m an only child, and I’m very close with my parents, but I’ve just never had sisters, and that’s what I want out of a sorority.”
Now that I’m a senior, I understand why these women are my sisters, and not just my friends. Sometimes you have arguments with a sister, but you always find common ground to forgive and make up.
Sometimes you may get a reminder from another sister to be better, and be the best you can be; a reminder that is with love, and not being looked down upon. Or having a younger sister, your little, that tells you they look up to you and want to be more like you.
And in return, having older sisters that you strive to be like as well. These are the things that make up a sisterhood. We may not hang out with every single sister within the sorority, but I always know they will be there, close to my heart, just like a sister. Knowing that there is a reason, a common bond, which holds together a group of women. That is having sisters.