A little while back, I wrote a blog about JHU’s formal sorority recruitment process in January. I still 100% feel #noragrets about joining Pi Beta Phi, and this week is a great week to talk about even more benefits of it – because this week is Secret Week!

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Spring Break Forever

Secret Week is an absolutely magical week in which your Big (a sister in the pledge class above you – and in my case, TWO Bigs!) gives you gifts every day in order to welcome you to the sorority.  This week, your Big is a secret, hence the name Secret Week. She sneaks around your dorm leaving you things, messaging you over a fake Facebook page, or, in my case, texting me with a burner phone to make sure I get my gifts. You can’t really miss them though…. my entire bed is covered in stuff every day.

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Texting with the burner phone

Of course, this week is more than just getting tons of sorority t-shirts and candy (though it is a major plus). This is the introduction to your Big! This is the sister that will be the first person to congratulate you for acing a midterm and the shoulder you will cry on during a rough patch. She will mentor you throughout your college experience, and she is one of the first people to welcome you once you are initiated into the sorority.

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“Life doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful”

My secret week has been amazing, and I’ve gotten so many gifts that I don’t know what I will do with everything. I came back from Spring Break last Sunday to an overflowing bed – I got wall signs, a Pi Phi blanket, tons of t-shirts, and more candy and baked goods than I’ve ever seen in my entire life. That was only Day 1. Day 2 was generally pop culture themed – I got stuff from Disney, Harry Potter, and Star Wars (as well as more candy and Pi Phi shirts!) Day 3 was Treat Yo’Self Day – probably my favorite day out of all of them. I got spa supplies, nail polish, makeup, AND a giant Insomnia Cookie was delivered to me. That day was also incredibly well-chosen, because it was also Pi Phi’s date party! I got to wear my new lipstick and eyeliner to the venue. Yesterday – day 4 – was Spring Break Forever: I got a giant inflatable shark and tons of tropical-themed candy and clothes. As I write this here at 2:20pm, I know I still have a delivery coming at 3:30, so we will see what is in store for me this afternoon!

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SO MANY AMAZING THINGS ON TREAT YO’SELF TUESDAY

 

Tonight, my Bigs will be revealed to me at our Revelation Ceremony, and I can say that I love them so much already. They absolutely spoiled me this week and I am so so thankful for them. Can’t wait to see you tonight, Biggies!!!

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Harry Potter, Star Wars, & Pi Phi – what’s more to love?