My name is Martha, and I’m a senior.
I can so vividly remember being in your shoes three years ago. 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.
Why Go Chi O?
Letter from a Member
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.
There is something about being in Chi Omega that is just special. I hope this is something you can feel and will come and experience with us too. I promise you won’t regret it.
Martha Pope, Class of 2022
Why Go Chi O >
I joined Chi O because from the moment I entered the house during the first round of rush I genuinely felt at home. I could see from every girl I talked to how everyone is themselves and how unique everyone in Chi O is. In my years in Chi O, I truly think I’ve grown into a better and fuller version of myself. Living in the house was one of my favorite experiences. I got to know each girl in my pledge class so well throughout the year and even now that we all live apart, every time I see anyone it’s like no time has passed. I love everyone in this chapter and everything about Chi O. It was the best decision I ever made.
Katie Herndon PC 19
Why Go Chi O >
I went XO because the girls made me feel like sunshine. Throughout rush, I knew they were the people I wanted to come home and cry to after a bad day, but also rejoice in the good things with! These girls encourage individuality and kindness and I cannot say enough good things about them. They have become some of my very very best friends and I would choose Chi O again and again every single day.
Eva Grace Hecht, PC 21
Why Go Chi O >
Coming from somewhere as far away, culturally and physically, as California, I was eager to find my community at UNC. During recruitment, I felt an overwhelming sense of excitement from the women I met. They were excited to get to know me for who I was, a nervous 18 year old who was stressed about finding a group of women who would be my home away from home. Before recruitment, I knew I would never want to change my personality to fit into any group. Quickly, I realized I would never have to worry about that with Chi O. Three semesters later, I can confidently say being in Chi O has embraced me for who I am. Even beyond that, I have been pushed and encouraged to be the most authentic version of myself and have been made all the better for it.
Caroline Lammersen PC 20