Sisterhood is something that our chapter deeply values. Alpha Gam's are known for their strong sisterhood, and we are proud to carry on that tradition. Sisterhood can be your sister going to coffee with you, a small note of encouragement, long car rides listening to your favorite music, staying up late watching movies, and so much more. Time and time again, many friends of Alpha Gams commend us for our strong sense of sisterhood and true, genuine connections we make.
As sisterhood is such a priority for us, we also make it a priority to plan sisterhood events. These have included slip and slides in our back yard, projecting a movie on to the back of our chapter house, roasting marshmallows and starbursts in our fire pit, brotherhoods, Super Bowl parties, Galentine's Day festivities, Mario Kart tournaments, manicures and face masks, photoshoots, and so many more.
Each year we also go on a sisterhood retreat where we get to have fun with our sisters. This retreat changes every year, but each year the event is filled with lots of bonding, laughter, and fun. In 2018, we went to a neighboring city to play Laser Tag, and we had a blast! This 2019 Sisterhood Retreat we had a 3-hour self-defense course at V7 Martial Arts! We learned so much about ourselves and it was an amazing sisterhood building experience!
Another important aspect of our sisterhood is our Sister's Mother-Daughter program. Within 48 hours of joining the chapter, a new member is paired with an older member who will serve as her mentor, friend, and guide her through her early days in the chapter. Before Initiation, a new member and member will be paired with her Big. A Big is someone who a little has created a meaningful relationship with, and who a new member would like to serve as her mentor through the remainder of her college years.