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During the fall of 2008, I nervously went through sorority recruitment at Troy University as a freshman and visited 5 different panhellenic organizations that were represented on campus. Going through sorority recruitment can be a bit overwhelming to a young girl who has very little knowledge of what a sorority is and how it can be a beneficial part of her college experience, but it truly opened my eyes to see how young women can come together with a common bond and a common goal to better their community, better themselves and better the lives of others.
At the end of a long recruitment week, I had absolutely no doubt what house I belonged to. After seeing how the active sisters communicated with each other, after learning more about the philanthropic activities and the focus on academics over social obligations, my heart was gravitating towards Chi Omega. I attended preference night to two different sororities, and underneath my dress I wore an owl pendant over my heart – knowing that a Chi Omega was where I truly belonged! The next morning, I opened my bid card and ran straight to the house where I’d spend the next 4 years making some of the best memories that I’ll always cherish. I pledged my loyalty to the Chi Omega sisterhood in August of 2008, and my heart still beats cardinal and straw to this very day!