To be quite honest, “sorority life” was never part of my plan. I went through all of high school not knowing a single Greek letter, unaware of what it meant to be in a sorority. When I told my mom I was going to rush, she was shocked. Her eyes grew wide and she asked me multiple times if I was sure I wanted to do this. It was completely unexpected; even so, it was one of the best decisions I have made thus far.
Thanks to the past 4 years, I’ve grown from a high schooler who knew nothing (and I mean nothing) about Greek life to a college senior who has become so involved (arguably over-involved ha) and invested in my chapter. I am exceedingly grateful for the growth, influences, and friendships that have come from my time in Chi Omega.
I won’t lie – it’s not always sunshine and rainbows and glitter. We’re not on a movie set and everything worthwhile comes with challenges. Nonetheless, it’s been an integral and wonderful part of my college years. Seriously. I’m trying not to sound cliché. ChiO is infinitely better than anything I could have dreamt up. I have learned how to forge true friendships, lead others well, and pray more deeply than I ever have before.
Chi Omega is a lot of things. It’s authentic, quirky, and honestly an all-around good time. But more than anything, ChiO is a place to become who you want to be. At least, that’s how it worked out for me. Chi Omega has encouraged me to be my best self. It hasn’t changed me into someone different – it has made me sillier, more passionate, more resilient. Plus now I know the Greek alphabet.