This certainly has been a full semester for the Chi Omega ladies of Epsilon Delta. From taking all of the philanthropies by storm, to making a difference on campus as well as in the community, Chi Omega has been extremely active in not only our chapter but outside as well.
February started up with the annual Sigma Chi Derby Days. The ladies of Chi Omega participated in the week’s festivities and were awarded silver at the last event with an energetic Mardi Gras themed dance. The Derby Days week ended by a show of support for Sigma Chi’s philanthropy with a charity night at DeRe LaRouge. The following weekend was Chi Omega’s formal at Southern Oaks, where all of the brand new initiates were recognized. February continued with Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Phi returning to their roots with a “high school cliques” themed mixer. Chi Omega also participated Delta Gamma’s philanthropy, Anchor Splash, which was sadly cut short this year by tornado warnings. However, Chi Omega was the special entertainment, and managed to wow the audience with a Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana tribute performance before the tornado sirens began.
Apart from just participating in philanthropy events, Chi Omega had a chapter wide community service event to end the month of February that included participation with Southern Pines Animal Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Hattiesburg ARC, and a 5k benefitting some local businesses. To wrap up a super busy February, the last week of the month was spent with the ladies of Chi Omega taking first overall in Pi Kappa Phi’s Petal for Push philanthropy week.
For Spring Break, many of the Chi Omega ladies spent their spring break in Destin, while others went hiking in the mountains of Gatlinburg, or found amusement in Disney World. The return to school promised a large amount of sisterhood bonding. The Chi Omega and Sigma Phi Epsilon mixer allowed everyone to show his or her true style with a CMT vs. MTV theme.
After Spring Break, the ladies hosted the 2nd Annual Chi O Cupcakes fundraiser, benefitting the Make A Wish Foundation. Raising nearly $4000, we declared it to be a sweet success!
Later that week, the entire chapter attended a sisterhood sleepover at ACE gym in Oak Grove, where everyone was able to reconnect and socialize with lots of fun and exercise. The next morning, the girls had to wake up bright and early to give back to their community, because Chi Omega had several teams involved in the Big Event, hosted by USM’s Student Government Association.
Chi Omega took second place in Delta Delta Delta’s Triple Play cheer competition, but unfortunately the softball game scheduled for the weekend was rained out. Chi Omega’s busy spring thus far was brought to a close by a Mother/Daughter tea, where the Chi Omega ladies were able to spend quality time with their mothers at the Camellia House. Chapter members were able to have lunch and work on beautiful artwork sponsored by Hattiesburg’s local business, Painting With a Twist.
Chi Omega has had a wonderful 2014 so far and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us!