"AOB has given me a group of people who are always there for me no matter what."
"Right away I felt so at home with AOB!"
- Erin Ward
"The love and support I felt when I first met them is so much stronger now!"
"It's the best choice I ever made."
Being a Big
By Victoria Buckley
The bond between big and little is like no other. I grew up the youngest of four, with two big sisters and I always found myself wanting to have a little sister just like them. I was finally granted this wish last spring semester when I received my little. When we started talking it became very clear that we had a lot in common. We both love Fle etwood Mac, we are majors in Political Science, we love love love titanic, adventures, vines and share countless other interests that made us perfect for each other.
I believe I was gifted with the most perfect little, who I learned early on that our relationship would be like no other relationship I’ve ever had. When I’m with her, I simultaneously feel like a big sister and a mom. I’m always worried about her, looking out for her, giving her my love and affection the way a mother and sister would.
Having a little also taught me to share, from my past experiences to passions and hobbies. It’s allowed me to seek advice and find comfort in her when times get tough and life seems hard. We both know that at the drop of a hat we’re there for each other in any situation, whether it’s at 2am or 2pm in the middle of class.
And while it’s only been a year, I’ve made some amazing memories with my little. I’ve helped her move into her new house, we’ve gone on countless cute dates and taken countless cute pics, and even something as simple as watching the vampire diaries all day, when it’s too cold out to do literally anything else, has become a memory love my little so much, as a sister, as a friend and as one of the best persons I know. I couldn’t and wouldn’t want to imagine life without her. And even though I’m graduating this spring, I can’t wait to spend the rest of our lives making memories together and being there for one another during those amazing moments of life.
Being a Little
By Izzy Lowenkron
When I got my bid to Alpha Theta Beta, I started looking forward to getting my big sister. When we met and found out we had a lot in common, I knew our relationship was gonna be special.
The day that I got Victoria as my big was extremely exciting. We have the same major, a similar taste in music, and a common love for nature and an unspoken agreement that we will be there for each other at all times of the day.
Although I do have a big sister already, she lives in New Haven and I needed someone to be my go to, my role model, and my best friend.
Our relationship includes taking classes together, helping each other with problems, going to the rock store, and much much more.
I know that she is always there for me no matter what and I will always be there for her too. She was there for my first tattoo, she helped me when I moved into my new house, and Victoria has helped me become more confident and comfortable in my own skin.
Last April we went to the beach with some other sisters at night and even though it was so cold we still had so much fun. We listened to throwback songs in the car and took a lot of cute pictures. It’s one of my favorite memoriesofaob.
I am truly blessed to have her in my life. She’s taught me what being in a sorority is all about, and although she is graduating in May, I know that we will continue to be extremely close forever.
Being a New Sister
By Asia Mayo
Hi I'm Asia, one of the newer sisters of Alpha Theta Beta! I joined in the fall of 2019 as a junior and have been enjoying my experience as a sister ever since. I was interested in greek life for some time and Alpha Theta Beta stood out to me the most. Alpha Theta Beta impressed me because the sisters were all so close and cared deeply for the Hofstra community and their philanthropies: Safe Center Long Island and Make-A-Wish Foundation. During rounds, I had the opportunity to speak with the sisters and realized we had a lot in common. The sisters were a bouquet of unique personalities and positive energy that I found inviting.
Upon becoming a sister I quickly realized that Alpha Theta Beta was going to be a very important part of my life. I’ve built friendships that will last through life's ups and downs. I learned that being in a sisterhood takes hard work and dedication to build a community, that not only is there for you but for others. My sisters listen to my concerns, value my opinions, and support my goals. I have grown within a short period of time to offer the same support that the sisterhood has provided to me.
I currently hold the sunshine girl position, which celebrates sisterhood by organizing activities that the sisters partake in, and promoting cheer during special events through cards and flowers. I originally did not think I would be successful in any position, but through the support of my sisters, I gained the courage to run for a position. Without the love I received from AOB I would not have the confidence to aim high with my goals and go after them, and that is something I only hope to give to other sisters!