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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 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.  



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

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