With recruitment right around the corner for our chapters, some of our collegiate women are getting excited about hopefully welcoming their biological sisters to Sigma Delta Tau! Caitlin Fichtel, Alpha Xi-Boston University (2015) and Alanna Fichtel, Alpha-Cornell University (2018), know firsthand what it’s like to be both biological sisters and sorority sisters. We chatted with Caitlin and Alanna to talk about being double sisters!
“Ever since we were little, we participated in many of the same activities. We took dance classes and voice lessons together and acted in many of the same plays,” said Caitlin. “When I left for college it was hard on both of us because we were so used to doing everything together. We obviously spoke often but every time I came home or she came to visit it was a nice mini-reunion which only helped to strengthen our relationship.”
Alanna looked up to Caitlin and saw what a great experience she was having in Sigma Delta Tau. “From the beginning of the recruitment process, Caitlin was there to help me, just like she always is, whether it was picking out an outfit or reminding me that everything would work out,” said Alanna. Still, Alanna wasn’t completely sure she wanted to follow the exact same path as Caitlin and join Sigma Delta Tau. She kept an open mind going into recruitment, but as the week continued, Alanna knew she was falling in love with SDT and it was where she wanted to be.
“Caitlin was the first person I told when I got into SDT, and I was so excited that being in a sorority was another thing we could share!” said Alanna. Caitlin felt similarly; “It was awesome to hear that Alanna found a place where she felt comfortable but it was even more amazing that this place happened to be Sigma Delta Tau. SDT has given me so much throughout my college years and I’m sure that SDT will bring her the same happiness it brought me.”