a letter from our chapter president
Hi. My name is Amelia Kao, and I am humbled and beyond excited to represent the Delta Psi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega as the 2022 Chapter President! My road to joining Alpha Chi was not traditional with my recruitment being online, but I would not trade this experience for anything else. Alpha Chi truly spoke to me during recruitment, with not only their impactful philanthropy of supporting survivors of domestic violence through a local shelter, Domestic Violence Solutions, but with the genuine and impactful conversations that I had with the women. Now, being surrounded by these extremely driven and hardworking women, I was inspired to take on the leadership position of Chapter President.
When first joining Alpha Chi, I was thrilled to learn the ins and outs of this chapter and couldn’t wait to see what the future would bring as an Alpha Chi. My first year I took on multiple leadership positions. Reflecting back to my younger self, she would be shocked at how much I’ve grown. When first moving to Isla Vista as a freshman in college, I was not able to partake in everyday campus life due to school being online. However, through Alpha Chi, I was able to make many genuine connections, even during a year where we were socially distanced and isolated from meeting my peers in person. If I had not joined this sisterhood, I would not have been able to establish the connections and friendships I have today. Members of the chapter, even if they didn’t know me well, took me under their wing, providing guidance when I was struggling with transitioning to living by myself. I don’t know what I would have done my first year if it was not for my sisters in Alpha Chi.
I encourage anyone who is thinking about going through Panhellenic recruitment, to go for it and explore your opportunities. I truly have found a home in Alpha Chi, and I know I can always count on these women in times of need. Whether it be a drive to the store, help on homework, or just a shoulder to lean on, I know the women of Alpha Chi have my back. This sisterhood will make your time at UCSB invaluable and will allow you to create memories through friendships that will last a lifetime. Here’s to the Real Strong Women of Alpha Chi!