Meet Our Chapter President!
My name is Riley Watkins and I am a sophomore 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!
President of Chi Omega Epsilon Beta
Class of 2024
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My name is Martha Pope, and I’m a Senior!
I can so vividly remember being in your shoes as a freshman. Partially because rush is emotionally-charged for everyone, but also because when I was sitting in my chair on pref night, I was bawling. Weirdly enough, the reason that I was crying in such an embarrassingly public setting was because I felt such a strong connection to Chi O. How cheesy is that - I literally cried because I knew I wanted to be here so much, but there was just some gut feeling that this was where I belonged.
If you had asked me at the time why I had so much certainty, I probably couldn’t have given you a complete answer. A lot of my attraction to Chi O was rooted in the girls I looked up to in this sorority (practically everyone). I remember talking with any sophomore, junior, or senior and feeling equal parts of “wow, I really want to be like her when I grow up” and “wow, I really want to be her best friend.” I have since found that such a valuable part of being in Chi O is that the relationships you make extend far beyond the pledge class you’re in. There is a mutual respect and genuine connection understood by all members of this chapter.
Today, I know 150 different reasons why I knew I wanted to go Chi O. The people in this chapter are some of the most genuine, funny, and radiant people I’ve ever met. We are such a medley of personalities and a mashup of interests, which is a combination that keeps me unbelievably grateful to be a part of it every single day!
Class of 2022