If college is the best four years of your life, then big sis week for 1st year sorority girls is the best week of those four years. This semester has been such a whirlwind of activity, I can hardly believe that it’s almost spring break. I just joined Pi Beta Phi sorority and last week was my big sis week!
Big sis week is essentially a week of pampering given to you by a mystery older girl in your sorority who is later revealed to be your big. At UVA, the older girls go all out. A basket arrives each morning of the week filled with sorority gear, homemade goodies, and a schedule for the day. My big packed so much in for me during the week that I can hardly remember half of it. Some of my favorite activities included swing-dancing lessons, a trip to a ceramics painting store, tye-dying, and (see below) the annual Pi Phight. We made quite a mess on Sunday morning at the Pi Phight to say the least.
On Monday, my entire pledge class trekked to the Rotunda for our revelation ceremony and finally I found out who my Big Sis was!