A Letter From Our VPs Recruitment
Dear Potential New Member,
Welcome to Alpha Chi Omega!
Our names are Gabbie and Julia, and we are the 2021 Vice Presidents of Recruitment for Alpha Chi. After formal recruitment our freshmen year, we both joined Alpha Chi and met shortly thereafter. Three years later, we have the fortunate opportunity to work together to recruit the newest members of Alpha Chi and help recreate for others the amazing experience we’ve had in our chapter.
Formal recruitment can initially seem intimidating, especially in a pseudo-virtual environment. However, we are excited you have chosen to go through the process - we had our own reservations as PNMs but we eventually found our home at Alpha Chi at the end of the week, and we are so thankful. We encourage you to keep an open mind as you learn more about all the chapters that make up the Panhellenic community here at Cornell. We hope that you ultimately join a house that helps you grow as an individual, develop lifelong friendships, and build a community that will support and uplift you throughout the next three or four years.
In Alpha Chi Omega, we can honestly say that is what we have found. We quickly became close friends during a walk to the house from north campus during big-little week. Over the years we’ve gone from watching Glee on the couch in the house to spending hours on our porch in Collegetown — we’ve spent so much time celebrating our happiest moments while also supporting each other in our lowest ones. We even rounded out our summer in Ithaca together by driving cross-country to show Gabbie Julia’s hometown. We are each other’s go-to person and we know that wherever we land after graduation, the friendship Alpha Chi has fostered between us runs deeper than just Cornell’s campus.
Formal recruitment has been the time that we have made some of our best friends and memories in AXO; when the opportunity came for new recruitment chairs, it was a no-brainer for us to apply. We feel so lucky to be the first people to welcome you to Alpha Chi Omega as the VPs of Recruitment. Our goal is for this week to be a positive and exciting experience for you and we can’t wait to see you find your home at the end of this process, just like we did.
Gabbie and Julia
SP '22 VPs Recruitment