Welcome Class of 2023!
To the women of UTA,
I would first like to welcome those of you who are new to campus! Starting your collegiate career here at UTA will give you many opportunities and experiences. And for both the current UTA students and those just beginning their time here, joining Greek life will give you so much more. I hope my story encourages you to consider this community and the chapter that has been a second family for me on campus.
Coming to UTA as a freshman in the fall of 2015, I never would have thought I’d be a part of a sorority. I spent my first semester wondering why anyone would “pay for their friends” or sign-up for the sorority girl stereotype. But that quickly changed during my first spring semester when I met women that did not fit into this mold at all.
The women of Alpha Chi Omega showed me genuine kindness from day one. It was never fake or rehearsed. These girls truly wanted to get to know who I was. And for a commuter student who wasn’t very involved on campus, that friendship meant the world to me. So in the fall of 2016 I made the decision to go through recruitment. But the easiest decision was choosing Alpha Chi.
Since then I haven’t thought twice about being a part of the lifetime legacy of Alpha Chi Omega. Each semester I have been challenged by my sisters to grow in the chapter, my academics, and personal goals. I’ve also been given amazing leadership opportunities within Alpha Chi that have complimented my future career interests. But above all that, these girls have pushed me to be a part of something bigger than myself. Being an Alpha Chi Omega is about learning from those who have come before you and leaving your legacy for those to come. It’s about embracing the mission of our founders and empowering sisters to be the real, strong women they have always been. And the best part is, I know this will only continue after graduation.
I have been so blessed to find a home in this chapter. For me, Alpha Chi Omega has always broken the mold of sorority life to give me more than I ever expected. That’s why I hope to inspire you this year find what the sisters in 2015 gave to me.