On behalf of the Tau Delta chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, welcome! I am so happy you’ve found yourself here! Although I cannot put into words what AOII has meant to me over the years, I can share with you the reason I’m proud to call it my home.
When I went through recruitment my freshman year, I knew that I wanted to join a sorority that made me feel comfortable but also encouraged me to branch out and try new things. I wanted to join a sorority that liked to have fun and could run with the big dogs in intramural games, but also valued academics. I knew from the moment I walked through the doors that there was something different about the women of AOII than the women in the other houses, but it wasn’t until Pref Night that I truly knew AOII was the best option for me. It was everything I wanted and more. Fast-forward three years later, and here I am serving as the Chapter President! AOII has opened more doors for me than I ever imagined possible, and my sisters have constantly been by my side encouraging me and pushing me to be the best version of myself. While BSC has provided me with many memorable experiences, AOII is truly the one I am most grateful for. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today had it not been for my decision to join AOII and become a sister to 6o incredible, encouraging, and talented women.
I’m proud to say the women of AOII have many talents—I still mean it when I say AOII is everything and more. My sisters excel in all things from intramural games to academics. We have 21 athletes representing the cheerleading, soccer, basketball, volleyball, softball, lacrosse, track and field, swimming, and cross country teams. We have 15 women holding leadership positions as Resident Advisors, Southern Ambassadors, Orientation Leaders and members of the SGA and Quest II. We also have 20 women in various honor societies—which is not surprising considering 49% of our chapter made Dean’s List this past spring semester!
As you can tell, I am incredibly proud of the successes of my sisters. I feel comfortable in speaking for them all when I say that AOII has truly changed our lives for the better. Without this sisterhood, we wouldn’t have the friendships we cherish and the accomplishments we all worked so hard for. As you plan for recruitment in the fall, I hope you look for a home like the one I found at AOII. One that will constantly push you to be the best version of yourself out of the classroom, that will have your back on and off the field, and that will proudly stand beside you for all of life’s greatest adventures.