Today is activation! We’re so excited to welcome all the Beta Lambdas into Gamma Sig as sisters tonight, but it’s always a bit overwhelming. Here’s a few reminders about what you should bring/expect for tonight:
Look nice! Sundresses are great for spring activations!
Eat something before you go, even if your family is doing dinner afterwards. I always make the mistake of planning to eat afterwards, and my stomach growls halfway through…
Try to bring as little as you can… You’ll be asked to wait outside the room until you are called in by Quanny & Jackie with your Big, and sisters will take your things in to your seat for you, but if you can minimize what you bring, that would be cool!
Don’t forget to bring a gift for your Secret!
Some girls bring a small gift for their big (max. $5) to thank them for their basket, but this is a tradition that’s really fallen out of style with the past few pledge classes, so it’s not necessary nor expected.
If you are a secret, don’t forget to bring one last secret gift!
If you are a Big, congratulations! But, there’s a lot for you to remember… Don’t forget to bring a white candle with your family line on a red ribbon, don’t forget your poem, and don’t forget your basket! I highly recommend getting there early so you have plenty of time to set up your beautiful basket & grab the best seats in the house to welcome your new Little!
Congratulations again to all the Beta Lambdas & their Bigs! I can’t wait for you all to be activated!
Congratulations, Beta Lambdas! We’re so proud of you for making it through your MIT period, and can’t wait to activate all of you this Saturday!!!! But now that you’re (almost) a sister, what next?
Just because you don’t have any mandatory meetings/commitments from now until the beginning of next semester, you should still stay involved as much as you can!
Since you will be activated before our next chapter, you are now welcome to join us at chapter meetings (Sundays at 6:00!) though you can’t vote or make any motions on the floor until the fall.
You also should consider coming out to Senior Send Off! This is a great chance to learn more about the sisters who have shaped Gamma Sig for the past four years, and fall even more in love with this sisterhood! Senior Send Off is on May 17th this year, and I HIGHLY recommend going if you can!
Once you start attending chapters next semester (and you only have up to two unexcused absences over the course of the semester before you are put on attendance probation), you’ll learn the routine we have in meetings, but just a fair warnings: you won’t be getting secret gifts each week – that’s a MIT special.
At the end of this semester and over the summer, the newly elected exec board will begin sending out emails looking for committee members. Write in! Committees are a great way to get involved, and you can be on more than one if you’d like! Some committees you can join: unity committee (and help plan Fall Ball & the weekly unity events), PR committee (social media & merch!), service committee (help coordinate weekly service projects), blog committee (write on the blog – woop woop!), and there’s tons more. Just be on the lookout for opportunities to get involved.
The biggest thing you can do when you become a sister is stay involved, and if you’re confused, your Big probably can help you out!
I’m so sorry this is late! If I missed anyone’s incredible room decorations (and I’m sure I did – they’re ALL literally SO perfect!), please please please let me know so I can include it in my miscellaneous post for the end of the week!
Juliana is a junior psychology major from NJ. She joined Gamma Sig “to meet new people who love service as much as I do!”. Her favorite pledge event was the MIT party, and she is currently trying to start training for a half marathon in Disney World with her whole family! Welcome to Gamma Sig, Juliana!
Tess is a sophomore environmental science major from PA. Tess joined Gamma Sig “Because I wanted to get more involved in my school and community, and wanted to give back more and be involved in something bigger than myself.” Tess’s favorite MIT event so far has been the pledge olympics (Pledge Retreat). Welcome to Gamma Sig, Tess! We are so excited to have you!