Why Alpha Chi wednesday
Being in a sorority was something that I always swore I would never do. Growing up, I watched my god-sister go through a sorority and I always told myself that I would never do it because I didn’t fit the mold of the typical “sorority girl”. Throughout my high school years, I was definitely one that kept to myself. I slid under the radar and tried to get out of there as soon as I could. When I came to college, I decided that I was going to break free from that shyness that I had developed so, I could flourish into the best version of myself.
By opening up to new experiences and new people, I somehow let a new friend talk me into signing up for sorority recruitment. It was a very last-minute decision and I was skeptical the whole time. That is until I stepped into Alpha Chi Omega on the first day of recruitment. As soon as I was in the room, I was flooded with instant warmth and love. I met the most amazing girls and left with the biggest smile on my face. Alpha Chi was my first visit on day one of recruitment and I remember not being able to shake that feeling of belonging all day. All I wanted was to go back to Alpha Chi the next day, so I could feel that again.
Learning about the philanthropy during day two was the main reason I chose Alpha Chi. Domestic violence and sexual assault awareness are two things I am very passionate about. I have watched friends and family be victims of DV relationships and after my own sexual assault, I became an extreme advocate for both. During my senior year of high school, I did a photography project to bring awareness to domestic violence and sexual assault. When I made my move to IUPUI, I was hoping I could find a way to get involved with awareness. Finding out that DV awareness was Alpha Chi’s philanthropy made me want to call Alpha Chi home even more.
I haven’t been an Alpha Chi for long but, I have never felt more loved or at home so quickly. I was instantly taken in and have found people I love spending my time with. I am proud to call myself an Alpha Chi and can’t wait to see the relationships I will form and the opportunities I will get by being a member of Alpha Chi Omega.