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Meet Our Chapter President!

Hey everyone!

I am overjoyed and honored to begin my role as President of the Epsilon Beta Chapter of Chi Omega at UNC Chapel-Hill in January of 2024. I look forward to partnering with the new excecutive board. I am expectant to see what we accomplish this upcoming year for our sisters. 

The women of Chi Omega inspire me everyday to live authentically, generously, and intentionally. I am excited to represent them, while upholding our values of integrity, friendship, service, and academic excellence. 


This past year we celebrated the life of our beloved Riley, alongside 100 years of Chi O Epsilon Beta. I am eager to see what is in store for the coming year, especially through our involvement in Make-A-Wish America and our community service initiatives. Additionally, I am thrilled for our upcoming restoration of the Big Yellow house! It is going to be absolutely beautiful. 

Anne Slater Barnes 

President of Chi Omega Epsilon Beta

Class of 2026


Get to Know a Former President... Our sweet Riley 




My name is Riley Watkins and I am a junior from Raleigh, North Carolina. Coming to Chapel Hill in 2020, in the midst of a pandemic and cancer treatment, I was set on finding a sorority that provided companionship in an isolated time, and supported me in my valleys and at my peaks. I wanted a sorority that challenged me everyday to be a better person and that would surround me with love; enter Chi Omega.

It was probably the easiest and best decision of my life. Each and every round of recruitment I found myself having conversations with vivacious and compassionate women, and feeling so welcomed. I would always leave a conversation wanting to be friends with the girl I had just spoken with. This wasn’t just the case for recruitment, I am genuinely the biggest fan of every single person in our chapter. They’ve lifted me up and helped me find strength and comfort in some very difficult places, and celebrated me as I have overcome these battles. 


It is because of their unwavering support and unconditional friendship that I wanted to not only be a member, but a leader within the sorority. It has been such an honor to get to give my energy to the place and people who have given their all to me. I am beyond excited to see what this year holds for us!

With love,

Riley Watkins

2022 President of Chi Omega Epsilon Beta

Class of 2024

Read more about Riley and how to honor her legacy here 

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