March's 3rd Place Winner
Initially, I wasn’t going to go through recruitment. It wasn’t until I met my strongly encouraging roommate that I finally signed up on the last day. As I met all of the beautiful and sweet women in each of the chapters, it wasn’t until I entered my final house, Chi Omega, that I’d found the house for me. It was there that I met Ellie on the first day where we had hysterical conversation regarding food that made me burst into tears. It was there where I met Chloe who also shared a strong passion for music and where I was able to hear her sing and fall in love with her voice. It was there that I met so many unique individuals who made me already feel welcomed and loved that I knew Chi Omega was for me. Each day was a great day meeting more Chi O’s and I continued to return to my Pi Rho Chi with Chi Omega as my first choice. She continually asked if anything had changed, but Chi Omega would always be my first choice.
When Bid Day came, I entered the large room full of all the new members who were to receive their bids together, and I was incredibly nervous. I had picked them, but would they pick me? As the countdown began, I was incredibly anxious, nervous, apprehensive, and all of the above. Then I opened my bid, and I had received a bid for Chi Omega. I burst into tears of joy, and called my mom to tell her the cheerful news right away. She was so proud and so happy for me. I couldn’t believe that I’d been accepted by what I could already call my home. As I ran down the steps to meet my sisters, I was enveloped in numerous hugs and given many congratulations by all. All of my new sisters were so happy to see me, and I was overjoyed to see all of them. All of the girls I’d talked to during recruitment were so eager for me to join them in the chapter and I felt so welcomed and accepted. I’d found my place and the quarter had only just began. To this day, I still can’t believe that I’ve already found my sisters, my home, and my chapter.
With Panhellenic Love,
A Member of Chi Omega