ΑΧΩ's Fall 2014 New Member Class & Big/Little Reveal

Going Greek is really special, it brings a lot of opportunities, and lasts for a life time.

Alpha Chi Omega Beta Xi has had the most successful recruitment semester so far! Shout out to Katelin Wadsworth (VP recruitment) Mandy LoPatriello (President) , Syney Outsen (CRIC), and Cyndee Claphanson (CRIC asst.). Our recruitment was such a success that we took the most amount of girls we possibly could and we are the biggest Greek chapter on USU campus! Good job girls! It was fanatastic and so fun! 
2014 Bid Day will never be forgotten! 





Over the past few weeks, the new member class has bonded with life time members and learned about Alpha Chi Omega's history and membership requirements. Which led up to our recent Big & Little Day Reveal. Bigs were wrapped up like presents until their little(s) unwrapped them by finding which present was wrapped in the same wrapping paper they held in their hand!
Some of the cutest memories were captured on camera! Shout out to Kenzie Gunter for putting Big & Lil week together! 




Big & Little relationships are special because they last a life time. A "big" will always be a mentor, someone to look up to, someone to trust, and to be there when needed. For hard moments, trials, triumphs, silly moments, and every bit of life! A "little" can actually guide their big as well as balance out their life, and eventually will become a Big as well!


Our journey continues this semester as we will be celebrating Lyre Week this next week. We can't wait for our new members to become initiated life time members! Stay posted on what is to come! 

L&L,

Beta Xi

Go Greek! 2014 Fall USU Recruitment!

This post is dedicated on the benefits and rewards of going Greek! First off, Every house is a bit different and not one is better than all the others. Everyone is unique and so are sororities. The best place is where you feel at home and what unites the whole Greek community, is the similar values and campus involvement that is shared. It really is such a joy to be more involved, do service for others, network with different people, have a good time, make long lasting friendships, have an extra drive with school, and to make USU your home.


So why go Greek?

Going to college, figuring out the right major, moving forward with your future, and growing up are all challenging things. Being Greek is a comforting organization to be a part of. 

You get involved, you have your sisters to get you through the rough spots, you have grade requirements and goals, you network a ton, you do service, you are a part of fun events, you are able to be social, you are able to be yourself, you have a family away from home, you have the opportunity to serve leadership positions, you meet people from all wakes of life, and you get to be a part of something bigger. 

We collaborated stories from active members from our chapter on why they went Greek:

"Going Greek was the the last thing I thought I would ever do. But since I have been Greek it has been the best thing of my life. I have learned how to communicate with people better. I have some of the best relationships with these girls and I know they will last a lifetime. I have found some of my very closest friends and it is so great to always have someone to talk to. I know going Greek has been the best decision I have ever made and i haven't ever had any regrets about it. I love the Greek community and all it can do for you as an individual. Go greeeeek!!!!!!!" -Madi


"I am so thankful that I went Greek. I felt at home with my chapter. But a huge reason why I went Greek was to be more involved! My freshman year of college, I wasn't involved. I was by myself a lot, and had no idea how college worked. It was actually a roommate I had, when I interned in Florida that made me want to go Greek. I love the sisterhood, I love how we all share common values, I love doing service for others, and meeting people from all different wakes of life. I love how we are all so accepting of each other's beliefs, standards, and personalities. I love being part of something bigger than myself, and having friendships that will last forever I absolutely love being Greek! I can't even put into words all the opportunities we have, the things we do, and how great it is. But the blessings and reasons are endless! It's wonderful! Do it! Get involved! Be you! Find where you belong & go Greek!" -Victoria

(Victoria & Katelyn)
"I went greek so I could meet more people and create new friendships while I was in college.  It was such a great experience and I loved every minute of it.  It was one of my favorite memories from college.  If I could redo my decision on going greek I wouldn't change it for anything." -Shelby

(Shelby & Shylee)

"Before I went Greek, I was pretty shy and didn't want friends. Joining a sorority changed that. It helped me become a stronger person who wasn't afraid of people. I love the Greek community because we are all different (in a good way) but we still are able to love each other. I have found some of my best friends going Greek and I am proud of the confident woman I have become. I didn't think it was for me but Greek life can be for anyone. My sisters are so diverse I can find someone who wants to do anything with me, from hiking to crafting to watching football. And the great thing about it is that I don't have to be their best friend, I can just hang out with them and be myself because we share a bond as sisters. 
When I used to swim, we had an acronym YOGOWYPI: You Only Get Out What You Put In. I feel like this applies to everything, including Greek life. So try it out. Go through recruitment week. Put your heart into finding your place in a Greek house and you WILL surprise yourself." -Iris
(Iris & Brooke)

"Going greek has made more of an impact on my life than any other experience I have ever had. I’ve been graduated from Utah State for just over a year now, and after living in my Chapter's house for 3 wonderful years, it is hard to call my 1 bedroom apt in downtown Chicago “my home”.  I went Greek to  make some girlfriends and get involved on campus, but what is more…I found myself in a safe haven surrounded by the unconditional love of my sisters; a new family. I cannot put into words the feelings of love, joy, and completeness this organization has given me. I learned so much about myself, my relationships with others, my abilities, and so much more.
 The one word that I would describe my time in the my sisterhood would be “Fulfilled”! -Danielle

"I am a legacy through my mom, and she always told me to go through recruitment. She was in the same chapter at Utah State as well. I wasn't going to go through because I didn't want to follow in her footsteps but rather do my own thing. I am incredibly glad I joined! There is so much more to Greek life than I ever expected and I absolutely love all of my sisters. It has given me something that I was lacking in my college experience that I wouldn't trade for a lifetime! And I also get to share this amazing sisterhood with my mom, and it's bonded us even more. Going Greek was and is the best choice I've ever made:) Now it's time for me to leave my legacy!" -Katie 

(Katie & her big Maddie)
Thanks!
Fall 2014 sorority recruitment is this week!!! To learn more go to 

usu.edu/ususa/greeks

Get involved, be a part of something bigger, enjoy having a life time sisterhood, and go Greek! 

ΑΧΩ Beta Xi Spotlight: Jordan Lopez

Spotlight: Jordan Lopez



Major/what are you studying ? Elementary Education 
Where are you from? West Valley City, UT
Favorite food? Mexican Food 
Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Sleep 
Who you digging now a days? One Direction 
What's something most people don't know about you? I am afraid of dogs.

Why did you choose USU? Because it's so pretty!
Why alpha chi? Because I adore my sisters! 
Best part of alpha chi? The bond.
Funniest or embarrassing shareable  moment with alpha chi/sisters? When we broke that old chair at sisterhood retreat or when we pranked pike!
Special shout out to 3 random sisters that first come to mind today? Sariah, Stephanie, and Abby 


What a few sisters have to say about our wonderful Jordan Lopez:

"I've known Jordan since about 1st grade and I can tell you she is one of the funniest people I know and whenever you need her she truly is always there for you. She's very kind hearted and cares for others like no other. She's non- judgemental and she's crazy for one direction, especially Harry Styles, or is it Niall Horan today.... Hahahaha she's a joyous person to be around and a person that everyone should meet in their lives. I'm glad to say she's one of the greatest friends in my life and she deserves this spotlight more than anything �� " -Lexx

"Jordan is my birdie sister and has always been such a beautiful, fun, sweet woman to be around!  I am so lucky to have a sister like her, she is such a positive influence. I know all our sisters of beta xi feel the same way. We love you Jordan!" -Jennifer

"Jordan has become one of my best friends at Utah State, she has the bubbliest personality and you can't help but smile and laugh when your around her! Just whatever you do, don't let her take you to the Dairy Queen �� love you Jordan!!" -Sariah

"Sisters love Jordan because she's so fun, and she's such an enjoyable person to be around! She's beautiful on the inside and out. One of her best characteristics is her confidence! Confidence like hers is what so many people strive to eventually have. It's her confidence and sweetness combined that radiates where ever she goes. She's defiantly a person that you must get to know! Her inviting personality is so welcoming, and she knows how to make sisters feel loved. We love you Jordan and all that you do. We look forward to seeing what positions you will serve for our chapter this year and the years to come. Enjoy the rest of your summer and Disneyland!"

-ΑΧΩ Beta Xi Sisters

Jordan & Courtney (her Big)