Letter from the Chapter
Dear Potential New Members,
For those of you about to begin your first year at the University of Florida, I would like to congratulate you on your acceptance and assure you that you will not regret your choice. The coming years will be full of warm weather, interesting classes, and a whole lot of Gator spirit! For those of you who have already spent some time in Gainesville, I am so glad that UF's Greek community has had enough of a positive impact on you that you are considering membership.
The thought of going through formal recruitment at such a large school can be intimidating, but I cannot stress enough how incredibly worth while it is. One long week spent walking in heels and 90 degree weather will bring you a lifetime of laughter, memories, and friendships that will make leaving Gainesville after graduation that much harder. Sigma Kappa has truly brought out the best in me and given me so many opportunities to grow into the person who I am constantly striving to be. Without my big sister, I wouldn't have found the major that I now love. Without my best friend, I would have never found the club that allows me to volunteer with children with disabilities in their gym classes (by far the best part of my week). Without the support of my sisters, I would have never had the confidence to run for the executive board position that has given me the platform to be writing this letter to you.
Sigma Kappa has become so many things for me, but the most important of these is a home. Though no year spent in The Swamp is a bad one, I can honestly say that being a part of Sigma Kappa has helped me maximize my college experience. My hope for each and every one of you is that you find a home that makes you feel special, cherished, empowered, and loved for who you are.
Registration for formal recruitment is open from April 30th to August 5th. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or find any information you may need on UF Panhellenic's website. My sisters and I look forward to meeting all of you in August and, as always, Go Gators!
Sigma Kappa Vice President of Membership