Epsilon Xi Chapter Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Big Sister + Little Sister

Here in Alpha Phi, we love welcoming our new members into a family. One of the ways we meet all of these amazing women is through our Ivy Linker program, where they connect with active sisters and are shown what it means to be an Alpha Phi. To strengthen our sisterhood bond, we have a Big Sister, Little Sister program too. In this, new members (Little Sisters) are paired with active members (Big Sisters) for a mentorship. The Big Sister will be a friend, confidant, mentor, shoulder to cry on, support system and so much more, making it easier for our new members to transition into being away from home, college life, sorority life and the next big steps of their individual lives.

In the weeks leading up to getting a Big Sister, new members will be paired with two sisters who are their guides into Alpha Phi for the week. Each week, new members will get to strengthen their relationships with all their Alpha Phi sisters during mini sisterhoods. This is a time where we do different activities to better get to know each other. These can inlcude pool parties, group yoga classes, or ice cream dates!