A week ago, SAE and the rest of the Greek community attended the vigil of fallen Theta Phi Alpha sister Amanda Ludwig, who was tragically lost in a car accident earlier this month. The vigil took place at Showalter fountain and began at 9-o-clock. Amanda’s sorority “bigs” and Amanda’s uncle were among those to speak at this somber event. TPA president Madi Taylor made one of the best points of the night in saying “Amanda may have been an only child, but she left this Earth with over 100 sisters”.
It’s been a tough year for the IU Greek Community. With the loss of our brother Sajaad Syed, ZTA sister Kelly Hackendahl, Delta Chi brother Brian MacLafferty and now Amanda, it’s important for us to stay strong and unified. It’s times like these that the Greek community can rally and really show what it means to be a member of such a large organization. The spirit of togetherness and the memory of our fallen members can propel the IU community forward or we can do nothing and continue being stagnant as a whole.
As Quals and Little 5 approach, it’s important to remember the roots and foundations of our respective fraternities and sororities. If each house only thinks for themselves, how can we expect anything to improve as a whole? Take some time to think of your fellow greeks and hopefully we learn that life is indeed precious.