Greek Life Spotlight: Chi-O

My name is Makenna Walters and I am the Chi Omega President. I went through formal recruitment the first semester of my freshmen year wanting to find meaningful friendships and a constant support system to have all four years of college. When I first walked through the front door of Chi Omega, I immediately felt at peace and at home. I felt like I could be my true and authentic self around these women who valued the same things as I did but also were all so different from me. I knew that these women would be the people I could spend my best and worst days with. I can, without a doubt, say that after being in this house for a year and a half, all of this remains true. Everyone in this house pushes me to be the best version of myself in all aspects of my life. These girls are truly my best friends, and I know that they will be a part of my life, even after college. Along with lifelong friendships, Chi O has provided me with opportunities that will benefit not only my life but others as well. These include leadership development, scholarship enhancement, involvement in activities outside of Greek life, and community service. One of the most important to me is the community service aspect. Chi O’s philanthropy is the Make-A-Wish Foundation. It is so special getting to raise money for this foundation constantly and getting to see the benefits of our fundraising in other people’s lives. Ultimately, Chi O is my home away from home, and I could not be more grateful for all that it has brought to my life in the short amount of time that I have been here.

Nickname: Chi–O
Chapter Name: Epsilon Gamma
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Symbol: Owl
Flower: White Carnation
National Founding: April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
Local Founding: April 18, 1929
Philanthropy: Make–A–Wish Foundation

Post Author: Makenna Walters