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)
Fall 2014 sorority recruitment is this week!!! To learn more go to 


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)

ΑΧΩ Beta Xi Spotlight~ Sara Arrowood

 Sara Arrowood:
Major/what are you studying? Graphic design
Where are you from? Ohio
Favorite food? Tacos 
Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Paint, draw, and craft! 
Who you digging now a days? Ayyye all the attractive men who played in the 2014 world cup!
What's something most people don't know about you? I have a collapsed lung 
Why did you choose USU? I loved being around the mountains.

Why Alpha Chi? I chose Alpha Chi because I wanted to be around a group of women who would push me forward, help me become a better person and I wanted to be somewhere I could be myself. I feel like Alpha Chi is that place. 

Best part of Alpha Chi? How accepting, amazing and real the women are. Everyone is so different and that is why I love Alpha Chi.

Funniest or embarrassing shareable moment with Alpha chi/Sisters? One time a sister thought it would be a cool idea to take a picture pretending to be a dog, I decided it might be a cool idea also, it wasn't and I am embarrassed to say I did it..without thinking twice. 
Special shout out to 3 random sisters that first come to mind today? 

MY BIG (Maddie Jones)- This whole experience would not have been the same without you. The first time I met you we immediately became friends and I knew that I wanted you as my big. You are an amazing friend and sister, and an even better big! I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you for always being there for me and for giving me so much love. I love you with me whole heart and I can't wait to see where this journey will take us!

Maddi Payne (my corn)- I love you. Thanks for accepting me when I randomly moved into your dorm room. You are the reason I went through recruitment and you always push me to do things, even when I am scared. I don't know where I would be without you and I am beyond blessed to have you in my life. Through all the funny, scary, weird, exciting things we have done, you still remain my best friend and I couldn't be happier. You are truly an amazing person, sister and best friend.

Lauren Fagnant- You are always so friendly, wonderful and accepting. I love that I can call you a friend and a sister. You were one of the first girls I talked to at the house and you made me want to be involved with Alpha Chi from the very first time I spoke with you. Thank you for being such a wonderful influence and for being the most caring person.

Sara Arrowood with Maddi Payne promoting #BeKindToYourself. (Promoting accepting body image and loving yourself for who you are)

What sisters have to say about beautiful Sara:

"Sara is the most creative girl I know.  Her artsy ways never cease to impress me and I can't help but be jealous!  I wish her luck in all of her dreams and hope that I can be by her side to watch them come true as we grow together as birdie sisters.  I love you Sara!" -Cyndee C.

"Sara you are beautiful and don't ever let anybody bring you down. I love you so much and you are gonna go so far in life. You are the best friend ever. You are such an amazing sister, Love you"
-Maddi P.

"The moment I met sara in the living room the night of game night I knew she was an Alpha Chi. She lights up the room. I cant wait to see what she can do with this chapter. Plus shes is my great grand niece, and being a feather is pretty special."- Katie H.

"Sara has been a great addition to our chapter, because she is a great representative of what Alpha Chi Omega is about. She always knows how to brighten a sisters day up and have a good time! Not only that, but she's a wonderful Alpha Chi! We are so glad to have her and that she chose Alpha Chi this past Spring semester. We know Sara is going to do great things for the Beta Xi Chapter and can't wait to see the different leadership positions she will do. We want Sara to know that her sisters have her back and we love her!" -Beta Xi Sisters
ΑΧΩ Spotlight Sara Arrowood