By Emma Boone, ΒΦ
Hello, Alumni! My name is Emma Boone and I am the Vice President of Membership this year for Psi. I have had my hands full recruiting and putting an entire class through our candidate process -- all virtually! And, I could not be enjoying it more.
We have a candidate class full of 21 amazingly talented, hardworking, diverse, and passionate candidates that I know some of you have been able to meet through our degrees and interviews. We have nine California natives, two out-of-staters from Ohio and Massachusetts, and one candidate zooming from Canada! We meet once a week on Mondays for our weekly candidate lessons, every week with a fun theme. Sometimes we even meet before our lessons to hang out, bond, and play games!
We have been doing all of our degrees virtually, and it has been an interesting experience to say the least. (Our last degree is on April 11th at 5pm PST, if you would like to join us!) Kappa Kappa Psi Nationals hosts the rituals, and then we or both Psi and TBS put on the degree ceremony for our candidates. My favorite part has been the Big/Little reveals, where Bigs and families go to their assigned room, change their backgrounds, and surprise the candidate once we put them in their room! Most interviews have been done via Zoom, although some candidates who live in the SoCal area have been able to safely meet with brothers and sisters in person on occasion.
We have just two weeks left of the candidate process, and I cannot wait to welcome this outstanding class into active hood soon!