Liz Gates - 6142English 1102 NNJulie Douberly5 April 2012The Words of a SisterIt was a nice spring day as I sat on the porch of the Kappa Kappa Gamma housewith my best friend, co-workers, and fellow pledge sister, Kirsten Fisher. She wasdrinking a cold glass of lemonade(had some whiskey in it) as I was painting one of themany sheet signs that hang from our upstairs balcony overlooking Olympic Boulevard.
One simple question of, “So do you regret joining Kappa Kappa Gamma?”, star
ts theinterview process. A simple laugh as a response could have been enough but I wanted todive further. I explained I was being serious and if she had ever thought that maybe she
picked the wrong sorority, a big question on girl’s mind during t
hose final days of recruitment. Kirsten then began to understand what I was trying to get at. She proceededto set down her glass of lemonade and tell a story in hopes that it might help.
“Kappa Kappa Gamma has by far been the best thing to ever happen to me. Wh
packing for college, I was so nervous that I wouldn’t have any friends and I should of just
stayed at home and went to the small community college like all my high school friends.I was convinced by my mother, who was never Greek herself, to sign up for sororityrecruitment thank to a flyer we got sent in the mail by Georgia Southern. I was still
nervous though because I didn’t make really any new friends in my Pi Chi group like theother girls. Yet once I got Kappa a ton of new faces couldn’t wait to say “Hi” and learn
my name. I found the close net friendships I had unwillingly left back home in my small