Posted On: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 09:00 AM, by Christiane Hoffman
Christiane (top) with alumnae at the Los Angeles Alumnae Chapter's Founders Day event.
Fourteen years ago, I made a commitment to an idea. I promised to be true to thousands of women, most of whom I'd never met. I agreed to hold myself to a higher standard. I became a member of Kappa Alpha Theta Fraternity.
I have never thought I should quit or store the commitment with my college yearbooks. My life has been enriched by the leading women who are my Theta sisters. I hope I've returned the favor ... or at least begun to!
Some ask why I say I "AM" a Theta versus I “was.” Simple. My heart is not yet full. I have more sisters to befriend, more CASA programs to support, more of our history to help preserve, more black and gold pansies to be delighted by, and more kites to fly.
If I am not earnest and enthusiastic in upholding my Theta promise, then I would feel untrue to all the sisters to whom I pledged my loyalty. It has been a wonderful 14 years; here's to many, many more!
Christiane Hoffman, Zeta Omega/Loyola Marymount, serves the Fraternity as an alumnae district director. She is also a charter Life Loyal member.