"AOB has given me a group of people who are always there for me no matter what."
"I love the sense of community and how welcoming everyone is!"
"I really enjoy meeting so many different women, especially our amazing alumni.
"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 Lacey Troy
Hello, I’m Lacey, one of the newest sisters of AOB! When I think of AOB and how I became involved, I think of a metaphor my Big once told me. “Don’t be afraid while you’re standing on the diving board. Jump off or have someone push you. That’s how you face your fears.” Transferring here last semester was by far one of the most intimidating times of my life. But through connections, maybe even fate, here I am today. Before I even knew my Big, I told myself to jump and to just “go for it” because I saw something amazing in this group of young women!
Alpha Theta Beta sorority, to me, is not only a group of people to call your friends, but your sisters! My first impression of AOB besides seeing the little stuffed Kermit sitting on a table in the corner, was noticing how every girl acted as their true self! They’re quirky, they’re funny, they’re serious when they need to be, and exceptionally caring! I love how I’ve been able to be my same bubbly, loud self since day one, and have grown since then! These girls encourage me to strive to be a better person every day.
I especially love spending time with my G-Big, Kayla, and my Big, Rebecca. Kayla is also my RA so every time I knock on her door, there’s always someone to talk to, and always someone to listen and give advice. And I can honestly say that some of my favorite things about being Rebecca’s Little is having someone to laugh so, so, so loud with all the time! Sometimes even too loudly! I think it’s also very special to have the sisters I joined with because we all found AOB together!
I’m glad to say that I already have a position this semester, too! Being Sunshine Girl, hopefully I can help us all bond and be happy in small, creative ways! AOB has also showed me the goodness in people and that the smallest amount of time can still be some of the most impactful, most memorable times of your life. Every day I’m thankful that I’ve met the people I have because they help me face my fears and stay happy every day! I hope that tonight that you feel the same kind of family that I do!