Nickname: Chi O Mascot: Owl
Founded: University of Arkansas - April 5, 1885 Flower: White Carnation
Open Motto: : "Sisters on Purpose" Color: Cardinal & straw
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation Symbol: Skull & crossbones
Nearly three years ago when I hesitantly went through Panhellenic recruitment the wonderfully kind women of Chi Omega debunked my reservations towards joining Panhellenic life, showing me Chi Omega was a space to feel comfortable, confident, and supported in my own skin. These are women that gather in an understanding of the need to support one another, and provide a safe space and home for each other as college life gets busy or one feels lost and alone in this at times overwhelming city. College can be hard, but having a welcoming and caring group of sisters to turn to is truly something I will never take for granted.
My sisters are strong and empowered, they are athletes, scientists, business women, artists, and so much more. They are confident in who they are and their confidence shines through as they empower each other and strive to be the best versions of themselves while wanting the same for their sisters.
I am proud to be a part of a sisterhood that lives through the symphony “to be womanly always; to be discouraged never,” and that strive to be “lovable rather than ‘popular’”. I have found that to be “womanly” means to be strong and confident. It is okay to not be sure of yourself and need support, that is just what Chi Omega sisters are for, they are a group of loving and supportive women that together create a unit to lift eachother up. Whether it be to give a sister the confidence to apply for an internship she is unsure she will receive, to support a sister during a soccer game, or simply to be a presence for a sister struggling through a mental hardship, a Chi Omega sister is always there when needed.
I hope for everyone to find a home among a group of empowering, sincere, and kind friends. For myself this group will always be among my sisters in Chi Omega.
Sister and Chapter President