Hey y’all! My name is Madeleine Cox but everyone calls me Maddi. I am a junior at the University of Southern Mississippi and a member of the pledge class of 2012. I decided to pledge Chi Omega as a freshman for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I wanted to be surrounded by a group of girls that I knew would share my morals, and secondly, because I knew that it would make me a better person. There has never been a day that I have regretted this life-changing decision.
Currently, I serve as Chi Omega’s recruitment chair. This position requires me to prepare the chapter to recruit new members. In doing so, I have come to know and appreciate Chi Omega and it’s heritage much more deeply than before. I have also been encouraged to step out of my comfort zone and grow in ways that I never dreamed possible. This leadership position has definitely been a positive experience for me and has prepared me to handle life after college.
On campus, I am also involved in areas outside of Greek life. One of my favorite extracurricular activities on campus is participating as a USM Eagle Ambassador where I help in recruiting for the Southern Miss football team. This involves conducting campus tours, answering questions for prospective players and their parents, promoting USM and the football program, and working closely with the Office of Admissions for USM. I am also a member of several academic honor societies and enjoy attending sporting events on campus with my friends. Off campus, I enjoy trips to Conni Cones (so much so that they are about to name a new flavor after me) and spur of the moment trips to New Orleans with my friends. I also work part-time at a local jewelry store. To potential new members, my biggest advice would be to get involved! Get involved in Greek Life, get involved on campus and get involved in the community. In so doing, your life will be positively impacted as well as those around you.
My favorite memory so far at USM is probably living in Wilber Hall my freshman year (yes, seriously). I know what you are all thinking…gross… but honestly, it was the best thing ever coming into college. Those community restrooms that everyone dreads are the perfect place to meet new people. You’d be surprised at the conversations that took place while brushing my teeth. And, for those of you who are fortunate enough to live in Wilber, watch out for Pam. She roams the halls at night. Scaaaary!
If I had to describe myself in one word, it would be dedicated. I take a tremendous amount of pride in everything that I do. It might take me a little longer to get something done, but when I am finished, I can rest assured knowing a put forth my best effort. As this year’s Recruitment Chair, I am dedicated to making our recruiting process one of the best!
My favorite hobby would be just hanging out with friends and doing something totally random…like going to NOLA at midnight with a group of girls to get beignets. I cherish every chance I can with my sweet friends, because one day, we will actually have to grow up, get a big girl job, be a wife and tend to children, and those midnight trips to NOLA will be just a sweet memory.
Weird Talents. Well, where do I begin? Ha ha. My weirdest talent would be that I actually like to clean house. I mean, I really like it. I would rather clean house than watch TV. As far as my idea of happiness, I would have to say it is dinner around the table with my family. There is nothing better than an evening of creamed corn, black eyed peas, okra (my Nana’s is my favorite), sweet potatoes, cornbread and crazy Cox family conversation. And, believe me when I say the conversation is crazy! But I really love this time with my family and don’t want it to end.Recruitment is all about finding your home away from home. Your family away from family. Your sisters away from sisters. I found my home in Chi Omega and know that you can find yours too. And, as always, Greek life TTT.
Madeleine Cox & the Epsilon Delta Chapter of Chi Omega