My experience with Sigma Kappa has been an interesting one. During my collegiate years in Sigma Kappa, if I’m being completely honest, was a rocky time. I was dealing with being engaged to someone in the Navy, who was conveniently stationed in Southern Italy while also navigating through the experience of living in the sorority house. Deciding to live in the house was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I’ve formed some of the best bonds, ended up finding my bridesmaids and had a great amount of help and support without any questions asked.
It wasn’t until I was traveling in Europe in between semesters and hospitalized for complications with my pregnancy in Germany that I realized the strength of the mystic bond. The amount of support I received both from our military family and the Beta Zeta chapter that I received was amazingly overwhelming. It was interesting to realize that with both of these organizations, it’s understood that you take care of your own. Knowing that you share creeds, history, symbolism, and rituals with people you probably don’t have the closest relationship to still attempting to help members of their organization. Whether it’s just through kind messages and thoughts, having sisters that are studying abroad, attempting to find ways to travel to your remote locations, or having my husband’s orders augmented to allow him to stay in Germany with me so that I wasn’t alone.
Being married to someone in the Navy means relocating every 3-4 years. Sometimes it means fast friendships are formed, other times it might mean isolation whilst trying to navigate through new cultures and customs. Being Sigma Kappa has meant a network of sister’s readily available, understanding that it truly isn’t four years but for life and trying to uphold our values. It’s finding women that were in different Greek organizations while they were in undergrad and automatically having a handful of things to relate to.
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