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Why Go Chi O?
Letters from our Members


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



My name is Liza, and I’m in PC 22. 


I went through the rush process hoping to find a sisterhood that would not only enhance my experience at UNC-CH, but also provide a bond that would last a lifetime. Chi O has given me a community of people that do nothing but make me laugh, support me, and help me to become a better person each day.


One thing that is so unique to Chi O is that you will never meet a stranger – each person that is in Chi O wants you to be there and will make sure that you feel loved and known. From the first day of rush, I knew that Chi O was a special place because of the diverse group of people that somehow feel like family as soon as you meet them. Every time I go to the house, I am welcomed by whomever I see walking in the door, and I feel so at home being in Big Yellow.


Joining Chi O has been the best choice I have made since coming to UNC and has truly been such a blessing. I am forever grateful for all that Chi O has given me, and I can’t wait to see what else comes from this amazing group of people. 


Liza Wolcott, Class of 2026



I joined Chi O because I was looking for a place where I could go up to anyone, completely be myself, and feel welcomed and loved. That is exactly what I found! At Chi O, sitting next to someone you have never met before and ending lunch, laughing with a new best friend is not a rare experience. 

I have truly never met people as kind, generous, and funny as the friends I have made since becoming a Chi O. I am thrilled to be a part of such a unique group of girls who love each other through thick and thin, and I will forever be thankful for Chi O. It has played an enormous role in making my freshman year at UNC one of the best years of my life, and I can't wait for the next three with these amazing people!

Alex Cory, Class of 2026

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