Monday, October 28, 2013

Big & Little Diamond Sisters: Madison & Daria

This fall, the Theta Omicron chapter of Alpha Delta Pi had the privilege to experience formal recruitment for the first time. After recruitment was over, particular delta members in the chapter were matched with an alpha member to take on the role as a big diamond sister.

This year, I decided not to take a diamond sister because I did not feel as if I was ready to mentor a new member. However, my roommate, Madison, was more than ready to take on the role, and I knew her little diamond would love having her. Madison was paired with freshman alpha member, Daria. After watching their relationship blossom over the semester, I cannot wait to take on the role as a big diamond sister next year. Madison and Daria exemplify a loving, caring, and exciting relationship. The two sisters are inseparable. I love how Madison and Daria care for each other under any circumstance.

I have an older sister at home, and I know what it is like to have a great mentor and someone who is always there for me. Madison takes her position as a big diamond seriously and from observing them together, I can see Daria appreciates having Madison in her life.

Madison and Daria truly live for one another, and their relationship is a perfect example of great diamond sister love.

- Paige L (Sophomore Delta sister)

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Big & Little Diamond Sisters: Gina & Jacqueline


This year we had our very first Formal Recruitment which was an amazing week for not only the Delta members, but the Alpha Members as well! With recruitment comes the excitement of revealing Big and Little Diamond pairs. A Big Diamond Sister is a Delta Member who is a mentor and helps the Alpha member through the first steps of her membership, as well as any time after. The Little Diamond Sister is a new member.

One of our pairs of Big and Little Diamond sisters is Gina Marinelli and Jacqueline Angel. Gina is a sophomore from Pennsylvania who came home to Alpha Delta Pi as a founding member last fall. When asked why Gina wanted to take on the challenge of being a Big Diamond Sister, she said, “I wanted to be her eyes and ears of the sorority. I wanted her to come to me with any questions she had and to be her mentor through the whole process... And I’m obsessed with her! Haha.” Her Little Diamond Sister is Jacqueline, a freshman from Virginia who joined this fall.  These two sisters had not met during recruitment. The first time they met was on bid day, when Gina was announced as Jacqueline’s Big Violet Sister (another mentor that is there for the Alpha as soon as they become a member). Jacqueline said on bid day she was, “excited and a little nervous” but happy when she found out Gina was her Violet Sister.

Soon after, matching for Big and Little Diamond Sisters began. I asked the two sisters why they thought they were a good match for each other, Gina’s response was, “We clicked right away. I don’t know what it was but we immediately got along.” Jacqueline said, “I am comfortable around her and I love hanging out with her. I think she’s really funny and I wanted to keep getting to know her!” Lastly I asked the girls to describe their relationship/friendship now that they have had more time to get to know each other and spend more time together.  “We’re super close. I feel like she’s actually my little sister, haha”, Gina says. And as for Jacqueline, her response was just the same reason Gina wanted to become a Big Diamond Sister, “I can go to her for advice or if I have a problem, and I can trust her.” I think this Big and Little Diamond pair truly shows how bonded our sisterhood is, and the matching could not have been more perfect!