This family legacy began with older sister Erin (Delta), continued on with cousin Renee (Delta), moved back to little sister Laurn (Lambda) and has continued on with Renee's little sister Erika (Delta).
In case you've lost track that four legacies (four!) in one KDChi generation!
The Emerald: How did the legacy tradition start?
Lauren: It started out with my older sister Erin, she was initiated at Delta, she wanted to get more involved with the university so she attended a KDChi informational.
TE: Did it take some convincing?
Lauren: No. She never had to convince me even though I went to a different school. She actually encouraged me to look around at other organizations and I did! But nothing compared to KDChi.
TE: How did the family react?
Lauren: The family LOVED that Erin had joined, but when I decided to join, my parents were very hesitant. I remember them saying that I didn’t need to join a sorority because I was already a very social person. Unlike my older sister who is very quiet, they felt it was good for her. Little did they know, I didn’t join for the social, I wanted the leadership and community service aspect!
TE: Any funny/great/inspiring stories?
Lauren: Before I became a sister, my sister and my cousin would come home for a weekend, we would go hide away in my sister’s room and they would start strolling for me! I absolutely loved it! It was something I wish I knew how to do, and I wish I was allowed to do. I also rememeber them starting to discuss “KDChi” stuff then they would stop or ask me to cover my ears! I remember my sister always being very exculsive about everything. She would always tell me that she didn’t want me to know much about the process because if I ever did it, she wanted it to be meaningful. I appreciate her keeping the process and everything about KDChi, secretive because I enjoyed every minute of my process.
TE: How does it feel to have so many legacies in the family?
Lauren: How does that feel? Having four Parra women be KDChi is AMAZING!! We feel a true connection and bond because we are able to relate and talk about this amazing sisterhood. We all hope that our future daughters will be able to join the amazing sisterhood we are a part of!
Erin Stone (Parra) - Delta
Parra - Lambda
Andrea Oseguera - Alpha Omicron
Maria 19 & Brianna 11- little sisters