As our sisters look back on 2015, we cannot help but marvel at everything our chapter has accomplished. Although we sadly said goodbye to many amazing sisters in May, we gained 19 new sisters between spring and fall recruitment. We raised nearly $4,000 for the Make A Wish foundation through several successful philanthropic events, including Wings for Wishes, Walking for Wishes, and Wish Week. Theta Delta granted their second wish to young Johan, giving him hope during a difficult time. We received recognition for our achievements at the Awards Banquet, including being named Carroll University’s Chapter of the Year. Sixteen of our sisters were recognized for being on the Dean’s List. In addition to our major accomplishments, we formed many new, amazing memories as well. From face painting at Greek week, to fun photo shoots at the recruitment retreat, to chanting in the Homecoming parade, to two emotional big/little reveals, to unwrapping white elephant gifts at our Christmas party and all of those little memories in between filled with laughter and smiles, our chapter has become stronger and happier. We are excited to see what we will accomplish in 2016, and we look forward to all of the amazing journeys the new year will bring! We are proud to be Chi Omega girls!
“That she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.” Congratulations to all of these lovely ladies on their newly slated exec board positions! We know they will do amazing things for our chapter!
ΧΩ Executive Board 2016 θΔ
President– Ashley W.
Vice President– Katy M.
Secretary– Annie Z.
Treasurer– Stephanie S.
New Member Educator– Melissa W.
Personnel Chair– Cayla K.
Recruitment Chair– Katelyn B.
Panhellenic Delegate– Katie R.
Have you seen these lovely girls?! They just happen to be members of our Fall 2015 pledge class! We could not have been more excited to welcome them into our chapter one month ago, but we are so happy to see how they have already grown in our chapter! They will only continue to flourish as members of Chi Omega, and we look forward to watching their journey unfold!
We hope you have your running shoes ready! There’s less than three weeks until Walking For wishes, and the link to pre-register for our Walking For Wishes event has been posted! Sign up TODAY, the first 250 people to sign up will get a free tee-shirt! See you there!
Follow this link to visit our event page and sign up: https://www.facebook.com/events/1162361287127042/
Curious about Greek life? Come to our Meet N’ Greek ice cream social on September 2nd to find out more about our sororities and fraternities (including Chi Omega!) and the Greek community at Carroll University! Get a taste for Greek life–and some delicious ice cream, of course!
When?: September 2nd, 2015
What time?: 4:30-6:30
Where?: Wright House
Why?: Come for the ice cream–and leave with so much more!
Visit the official event page to stay up to date on Meet N’ Greek info:
Chi Omega Theta Delta is proud to announce that we will be hosting a Walking for Wishes event this September to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation! More details are coming, but here is some basic information to put on your calendar! We hope you will consider supporting us and helping Chi Omega grant another wish!
⭐️When?: September 12th, 2015 at 8 am
⭐️Where?: Carroll University
⭐️Why?: To support a great cause!!
⭐️There will be a $5 registration fee for all Carroll students with an ID and a $10 fee for all other participants. Complimentary beverages will be provided!
⭐️⭐️Follow the link to our official event page to keep up to date on event details!⭐️⭐️
So we have a special treat today! Our lovely president, Candace Damato, wrote a letter to anyone considering joining a sorority. It goes without saying that joining a sorority is a big decision that can effect your entire college experience–and even your life after graduation. After all, sisterhood is for a life time!
We hope anyone who is–or even isn’t!–thinking about Greek life would consider reading this letter and take what our president has said to heart. We love Chi Omega, and we know anyone would be proud to wear our letters. XOXΩ
To anyone considering joining a sorority,
I could tell you about all the incredible women you’ll meet who will turn into your lifelong friends. I could talk about how fun it is to get dressed up for chapter meetings or formals. I could share memories of staying up too late eating ice cream and laughing with sisters. But I’m not going to. Why not? Because these are probably things that you have already heard all about! While these are all great reasons to join a sorority, and definitely some of the reason I did, there are many other reasons that sometimes go unnoticed. These are the things that I want to share with you!
For example, did you know that sororities fundraise for different organizations? Chi Omega is affiliated nationwide with the Make-A-Wish foundation! Some of the best memories I have are from putting together fundraisers to raise money for Make-A-Wish Wisconsin. Whether it’s writing letters to Santa, or serving hundreds of chicken wings, the memories made and the laughter shared is unforgettable. Giving back to the community is one of the most fulfilling ways to spend your four short years in college!
How else should your college years be spent? Well, I would recommend getting involved on campus! There are a ton of other organizations on campus. Odds are one of your sisters is already in one, and would love to take you with her! I’d also make sure to attend a few sporting events. What’s better than going to a football game on a Saturday afternoon? Going with your sisters!! And after all, ChiOs love the Pios!
But wait. Let’s remember why we are in college in the first place. To get an education, right? Did you know that sororities hold scholarship to the highest standards? Chi Omega here at Carroll University consistently has a GPA above our national standard! Just this past semester alone, we had 18 girls on the Dean’s list, and 7 girls earned a 4.0 GPA! But how, you might ask, can you possibly maintain such a high GPA while doing all of these extracurricular activities?! Well, that’s easy! Chapter study nights! We love spending time with one another, and we all study anyways, so why not do it together?!
But what about after college? Finding a career and making new friends all over again can seem a bit intimidating. But, have no fear! Chi Omega is not just four years, it’s for a lifetime! Being part of the largest sorority in the nation means that you have hundreds of thousands of networking opportunities right at your fingertips. With over 240 alumnae chapters nationwide, you are sure to find Chi Omega sisters wherever life takes you!
So why join a sorority? It will absolutely change your life! I have become more confident, more scholarly, and have never felt more passionate about giving back to the community! But why Chi Omega? Because we strive to be well-rounded women. Because we make a difference in the world. Because we are unique. Whether you’re an athlete, an artist, or anything else, Chi Omega accepts you. I am night owl. I am a peanut butter addict. I am Chi Omega! My sisters in Chi Omega are my daily inspiration, and my family away from home. While I will be sad to someday leave my collegiate chapter, I find comfort in knowing that sisterhood never stops.
Chi Omega – Theta Delta Chapter President
The first day of school is right around the corner! We hope you will consider going Greek at Formal Recruitment 2015. It’s a fun process, and it ends with you joining a unique sisterhood that will endure through the rest of your life.
Find out what letters you are meant to wear!
For more information and updates, visit the CarrollU Panhellenic page on Facebook!
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
-Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
Though you are leaving Chi Omega, you will always be our sisters! We will miss all of our graduating sisters: Caitlin Weir, Alex Piersanti, Katelyn Jeffries, Emily Steiskal, Hannah Stolzenberg, Katie Nowak, and Avery Heldt. They have made an immeasurable impact on our sisterhood, and we know they can accomplish anything they put their minds to and become the leaders they are meant to be.
Good luck in everything you do, ladies! We know that you will succeed and shine wherever you go! And don’t ever forget–you are always in our hearts!
Thanks to the generous donations of family and community members, we raised $3000 at our Wings for Wishes event several months ago. We are very excited to announce that this qualified us to grant a wish! We recently learned the wish we were able to grant: it was for a three year old boy named Johan, who wished to receive a large aquarium. During his time at Children’s Hospital, he would stare at their large fish tank “for hours,” fascinated by the beautiful, colorful fish. The tank provided a distraction during a stressful time, and we are overjoyed to provide Johan with a gift that represents such hope, strength, and joy!
Thank you to everyone who supported us and made this possible! This is truly an amazing opportunity to make a difference in a young boy’s life!