It was the end of the semester and the rumors that had been swirling around about a new sorority colonizing in the fall became more prevalent as time went on. I basically stalked to the Greek Life website, looking at Panhellenic meeting notes to find any information about whether this rumor was true or not. Then finally, one day, there it was! At the very bottom of the Panhel agenda minutes, there was mention of voting for adding a new sorority! I couldnít believe it! I had never been more excited.
It took awhile, but slowly more and more information came out about who it was, how it was going to work, etc. And I made sure to be on top of all of it. I was still uneasy about the idea of Greek Life, and at this point I wasnít even sure if it was for me judging by how my first experience went, but I made sure to keep myself updated just in case.
Over the summer, I learned that the new chapter was to be Albus Dumbledore
. I did what research I could about them, as well as about colonizing recruitment. But this semester, three chapters were also participating in informal recruitment; Draco Malfoy
, Ron Weasley
, andÖHarry Potter
. I was torn. Harry Potter
had been my dream! And this was basically like another chance! I seriously considered going to their open house, but changed my mind last minute. I realized that I hadnít really fit in with Harry Potter
. I might have loved it, but we just didnít have the same values. Maybe they saw that, which is why I didnít get a bid the year before, I donít know. But I realized it now. Harry Potter
was not the place for me, Albus Dumbledore
was where I truly wanted to be. The idea of starting something new appealed to me more than anything.
Once this year started, I made sure to attend their events to meet the people in charge of colonizing recruitment. They were so wonderful and I immediately fell in love. Every time I would hear about one of my friends that was considering going through recruitment for Albus Dumbledore
, I became even more excited! These were people I knew and liked! Amazing people. And we would be a part of something brand new. We could build it up and make it into something amazing. That sounded perfect for someone like me, who is obsessed with details and planning and organization.
So I waited (rather impatiently) for the first few weeks of school and informal recruitment to pass. When it finally did and colonizing recruitment was finally happening, I couldnít even contain myself. I got to meet some amazing women from a nearby Albus Dumbledore
chapter and tons of fabulous alumnae. During the Preference party of the colonizing recruitment weekend they showed us part of a ritual and I knew this was where I wanted to be. This one ritual spoke to me more than any other ritual at the three other preferences I had attended in my life. During the party, they handed us all an envelope, which I assumed was reasons why they wanted us to be a part of Albus Dumbledore
, or something of the sort. At the very end, we were allowed to open it. And I could hardly believe my eyes. It was a bid to Albus Dumbledore
!!! I hadnít been expecting that at all, Bid Day wasnít supposed to be until tomorrow! But I couldnít be happier! As we were all leaving the party, all of the girls were so excited, and we canít wait to be a part of something so new and so wonderful. I know this will be a very new and exciting chapter (no pun intended
) of my life and I canít wait for it to begin!
So, sorry I made you all wait when posting this story! I just got back from new member initiation and our Bid Day luncheon, so I wanted to make sure it was all set and official before blabbing my story to you! I had an absolutely amazing day and I can't wait to see where this goes.