April can be a stressful month. Between finals and the end of the academic year approaching, along with Greek Weeks, philanthropy events, competitions and more, sometimes it can feel like there’s little time left to have fun with your sisters. Read on for sisterhood ideas from chapters around the country you can use either this semester or save for the fall!
Epsilon Phi, University of North Carolina Wilmington: “Our chapter celebrates sisterhood by creating events encouraging a great bonding experience in which anybody from the chapter can attend. Our sisterhood opportunities can include events like simple lunch dates, movie nights in the suite, or doing things like Ice Skating or Defy Gravity. To help encourage members to go to our events we like to listen to the interests and ideas of the chapter. Sisterhood Chair may plan the events but they take into account what the chapter wants to do to create a sense of excitement for the events. Within our chapter meetings, we celebrate sisterhood in simple yet encouraging gestures. These gestures can vary from our violets (shout-outs) to one another to when we pass around our “take away box.” This box is a chance for sisters to take some sort of encouraging, inspirational, or even funny note from the box written by other sisters to brighten their day.”
Alpha Chi, Murray State University: “On our day off, we had a low cost spa day sisterhood where we made face masks, lip scrubs, manicures, pedicures, and did massages. We wore pjs, watched movies and enjoyed each other’s company while relaxing at the house. Everyone had a great time even though it wasn’t super extravagant! We also have a new chair, Spirit Chair. Our new Spirit Chair Melina Eaker started a Monthly newsletter called “Sigma Sunshine” to send out announcements, not only about intramurals and Sigma events, but also sports/events occurring on campus. The newsletter also includes sisters who have birthdays that month, fun facts, friendly reminders and next month she even plans on doing a feature of “Why we love Sigma,” which will be compiled from submissions. We also recently held our large sisterhood, which was a lot of fun! The theme was Talladega Nights, so we did race car related activities and then dressed like we were going to the racetrack. There were pre-formed groups designed to get us to hang out with people we don’t normally talk to. Within these groups, we created our own cardboard box cars, made team names, changes and cheers, and then competed in various mini games (while wearing our cars). Our teams had a relay completing the games we set up and it was really exciting to watch and cheer each other on since everyone was really into it. This large sisterhood was a blast and our chairs Liz McKenna and Shannon Robinson did a great job with planning everything out!”
Epsilon Sigma, Virginia Commonwealth University: “Every Wednesday we host sisterhood events where our sisters come and participate in bonding activities. We use games and activities to create an inclusive and positive environment. Often our activities include speaking about why we appreciate Sigma and our sisters. One game we played, we tossed around a ball of yarn creating a web. Every time we tossed it the sister it was given to was told by the sister passing it to her why she appreciated her. It is touching to see how much Tri Sigma and Sigma love has brought us all together.”
Alpha Mu, University of Louisiana-Lafayette: “The women of the Alpha Mu chapter are preparing for our spring sisterhood retreat with much enthusiasm. The event will include pajamas, pancakes, and tons of engaging activities in order to build relationships throughout the chapter. Our sisterhood chairwomen, Mackenzie Gondran and Morgan Boudreaux, are working tirelessly to make this sisterhood event one of the best ones thus far. When asked what makes this sisterhood retreat different from the ones in previous years, Mackenzie and Morgan said these activities are not only so we can learn more about our sisters, but also so we can learn more about the Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority and the Alpha Mu chapter. So, this spring, you can find the women of Alpha Mu in our pjs, bonding with our sisters and falling in love with our chapter all over again!”
Nu, University of Central Missouri: “This last semester we put on some very successful sisterhood events. Right after bid day we had a roller-skating sisterhood where we rented out the entire place for an hour and a half. The venue provided great games and allowed each member to have a free soda. We got great photos for our social media and video footage for recruitment video. We also had a sisterhood sleepover where we ordered pizza, played games, and watched movies!”