“I felt like I was at a bit of an advantage going into Labyrinth since I had started out on the programming team committee that was working on it. I knew it was going to be amazing, but I never expected it to impact me the way it did. As I started volunteering as an alumna, I came to understand our ritual intellectually. I understood what our values are and what they mean. Really, how hard is it to understand wisdom, power, faith, hope and love?” Find Emmy’s answer to that question by clicking inside!
“I went through recruitment as a freshman because it was what I was supposed to do. My mom and sister had both joined sororities in college, so it seemed like a family tradition that I wanted to be part of. Having not much of an idea what I was getting into or who I was getting into it with, I ran down the stairs of my school’s postcard academic building into the arms of Tri Sigma. To have that many women be so excited to have me join their sisterhood, I was simply swept off my feet. That’s been my experience with Tri Sigma ever since; I have been swept off of my feet constantly.
The Labyrinth Leadership Experience was not any different; the entire trip swept me off of my feet.” – Want to read more about Molly Kent’s adventures? Click inside!
We’re hearing how women were changed by the Labyrinth, and we are so amazed at how the experience changed perceptions. Self perceptions, perceptions of the world and our culture, and perceptions of the National Sorority were impacted for the better. Danielle Kloap – Epsilon Beta, University of Arkansas – Montecello, had some incredibly meaningful realizations while on her journey. To learn more, click inside.
Prior to starting the Labyrinth Leadership Experience, the participants gathered together virtually through a Facebook group! One of the first comments made on that group related to the feeling amongst the participants that they were pioneers. One quote was, “I feel like we are the first Sigmas going to the moon!” Let’s hear more from Katie Johnstone, Epsilon Eta, on the impact of the Labyrinth on her pioneer spirit.
Our next story from the Labyrinth Leadership Experience comes from Cammie Coker, Epsilon Zeta – Southern Arkansas. Cammie explains the “Hope Challenge”, a concept introduced to the group and the adventure that followed. “The value that truly made an impact on me during this experience was Hope. We all were divided up into groups, given $50 and told to go find hope in Washington, D.C. The group that I was a part of decided to pay it forward.” Click in to read more!
We’re so amazed by the experiences of the Labyrinth graduates, it simply does not do the journey justice to attempt to articulate what these women observed and offered to each other during the five day journey. Our leadership programs are powerful. They are focused on developing women who will change the world. And these women will now walk through the world having shared something singular and unique. We’re hoping to tell their stories this summer, and we’re pleased to have the first blog entry less than 24 hours after the group departed.
Our first blogger is Christa Hoen, Beta Tau – University of Detroit Mercy.”I feel so rooted in our history and rooted in all things Tri Sigma. When asked during our wrap up of our week how the experience affected us, I couldn’t help but to think of a quote by Sylvia Plath from The Bell Jar….”click in to read more!
Some of you know one or more of these outstanding members. We’re thrilled to have their passion, energy, and love for Tri Sigma as a part of our conversation, starting next week. What are the participants most looking forward to? You’ll hear more on Facebook and Twitter throughout the weekend, and you will see images on Instagram throughout the week. Some initial thoughts were gathered on Facebook, and gathered in this post. Click to read more!