On April 22, 2012 Alpha Omicron Pi installed Omega Sigma, our 192nd chapter at Oklahoma State University. Writing this already brings tears to my eyes...yes... for those of you who know me I am known to be the sentimental one! One of the privileges of the colony is being able to choose their chapter name and sub motto. They decided on Omega Sigma, meaning Beautifully Strong, Faithfully Courageous! Their sub motto could not be a more perfect description of these women. Being a part of Omega Sigma's journey throughout this past year has forever impacted my life and definitely made me even more sentimental than one could ever imagine!! I was truly blessed to have the honor of serving these women as their resident consultant. This semester has brought me a lifetime of memories that I will FOREVER cherish.
Coming together as a colony is such a unique and inspiring process that is made up of the moments so special I often found myself taking a moment to pinch myself, wondering how was I so fortunate to have AOII in my life and I am forever thankful for the people it has brought me to. Over 100 women at OSU came together because they believed in the power of AOII! These women wanted to come together and build the foundation and traditions of AOII and OSU together. I wanted to share some highlights of this semester as they grew into the Omega Sigma Chapter they are today!
Pictured above are some of the women with OSU's mascot, Pistol Pete on bid day! GO POKES!
Cheering on their sisters in their first powder puff game during AGR and Farm House's philanthropy event!
|We had to have bubbles to play with! :)|
|April and Cassie ready to do yoga in their matching pullovers!|
|Twins Sam and Bobbie!|
|The gorgeous sun rising in the early morning|
|Brianne, Piper, and Morgan enjoying the sunshine!|
|AOII's posing at Kappa Sigma with our AOII letters on the Kappa Sigma House. It is tradition for the fraternity to hang the sorority's letters on their house after pairing!|
Below AOII and Lambda Chi Alpha have a "coke date" (coke date is a traditional term used for socials on OSU's campus) where they did speed dating! Other "coke dates" this semester included, finger painting with the men of Kappa Sigma, Charades with the men of Delta Tau Delta and Kappa Sigma, and a cook out with the men of Pike!
Kaitlyn and Kayla taking food to donate to the Wings of Hope shelter near campus!
AOII participated in their first Panhellenic spirit week! Lambda Chi Alpha was so generous is letting us hang our banner on their house for the week! Thank you LXA!
|SigEp and AOII with Glady's after helping her in the yard and around her home!|
Greek Discovery Day! Over 1,000 prospective high school juniors and seniors registered to come to OSU and experience a day of fun events including mock recruitment events! This event is to promote why OSU and Going Greek is the best choice they can make!!! :) To the left you can see AOII's page in the OSU Panhellenic recruitment booklet, below our browse table, and more photos of our women during the day's events.
|Jestique (VPMR Assistant), Cara (President), Kaitlyn (VPMR)|
Below are some of our women who attended the Greek Awards! As a colony we were inspired to work towards these top honors throughout this upcoming year! Congratulations to all of the award recipients!
2012 Greek Week events including tug-o-war and a can creation event!
AOII Goes Blue Event! The ladies generated arthritis awareness by handing out blue ribbons for students and faculty to wear around campus as well as hosting a fundraising event at Orange Leaf, a frozen yogurt eatery! The community flooded orange leaf in support of AOII and their first AOII Goes Blue Event, thank you!!
|Alyssa Baker dominating in PIKE's Firehouse Philanthropy Pizza Eating Contest! Go Alyssa!|
|AOII enjoying PIKE's Firehouse event! AOII WON!! :)|
|AOII's first Mom's day was a huge success! Thank you to all the lovely moms who made it out! We are so blessed to have your daughters a part of our sisterhood!|
|Amanda Wolfinger and her loving mom enjoying the brunch!|
|Our first Spring Sing! AOII paired with the men of SigEp for a show inspired by Star Wars! We are so proud of them as they blew the audience away. A big congratulations for winning BEST COSTUMES!!!|
|Spring Sing Program. The overall theme was Piano Men!|
|A cookie baked with love for the Spring Sing cast to enjoy at practice!|
Then the grand finale was initiation, installation and the Rose Banquet to celebrate!
Thank you to the our International President, Allison Allgier, for installing Omega Sigma. It was an honor to be installed by such an inspirational sister and a true testimony and living example of what AOII means.
A huge thank you to the entire colonization and installation teams, all the volunteers and headquarters staff that work tirelessly making sure Omega Sigma had everything they needed to be successful!
Amy Jo Gabel, you have been there each day to make the magic happen and help the colony develop and flourish!
The AAC, you all have been all-stars from the start by providing the guidance and support for the women!
A big thank you as well to Panhellenic, IFC, Campus Life, all the campus officials, and the ENTIRE OSU family for welcoming us from day one, we are humbled to be a part of this phenomenal community!
|Omega Sigma at the Rose Banquet|
|Omega Sigma with AOII's International President, Allison Allgier, initiation morning!|
You all have inspired me to continue a life of love and true happiness!
|Rene Fitzgerald, Kaya Miller (Director of Advancement), Cara Tully (Chapter President), Allison Allgier (International President), and Amy Jo Gabel (NS-D) enjoying the Rose Banquet|
|Samantha Morgan, Molly Fenton (Assistant Director of Extension & Colonizations), Drue Gindler, and Me!|
Congratulations Omega Sigma may you always be Beautifully Strong and Faithfully Courageous!