A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT
My name is Rachel Lacy, and I have the honor of serving as the current Chapter President of the Sigma Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega! I am so excited that you are visiting our website and learning more about our chapter. First, I want to tell you a little bit about myself and my experience as an Alpha Chi Omega. Currently, I am a junior studying Communication Studies, American Sign Language, and Nonprofit Leadership and Philanthropy. When I went through primary recruitment the fall of my freshman year, those degrees were about all I had planned out for myself at Iowa. I did not know what the future would hold, and especially not what sorority I would join, all I knew is that I wanted to be a part of the sisterhood that I heard my mom and sister talk about growing up. I can absolutely say that I found that sisterhood, and so much more, at Alpha Chi Omega, and I am so grateful for everything this sorority has given me. This website will give you a little glimpse into everything that makes Alpha Chi at Iowa so special. I hope you explore it and learn more about what we embody as real, strong, women.
Real, strong, women.
Our slogan, and in a sense, our mantra. Alpha Chi is truly filled with real, strong, women who work hard to excel in pursuit of their passions. By promoting, supporting, and encouraging each other towards accomplishing goals, pursuing passions (and degrees!), and becoming the best versions of ourselves, our sisterhood and community thrive. One of my favorite parts about Sigma is that while we have women from all different degrees and interests, we are all bonded by our values at heart and genuine love for one another. The women within this chapter have pushed me to be better, but also helped me when I was struggling and needed support. We share a bond that can triumph through all hardship and challenges, and I could not be more grateful for the women of Sigma for making me who I am today.
I came into sorority looking for sisterhood, leadership, philanthropy, involvement and to be quite honest, my best friends. Through our personal involvement with our local philanthropy the Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP), I created a passion for helping victims of domestic violence and promoting the awareness of it to create a better tomorrow alongside my sisters. Obviously seeking leadership positions, I was able to grow my abilities starting in one of the over 50 leadership positions open to members, creating the foundation to where I am today. I love being involved in my school in a variety of organizations, and I wanted the chapter I joined to be reflective of that. Alpha Chi definitely delivered as our sisters have an incredibly strong presence on campus in a variety of areas. As members, we are involved in campus through organizations such as Dance Marathon, Panhellenic Executive Council, Student Government, Dance Club, and so much more. But most of all what I was looking for was sisterhood. I can honestly tell you I found my family at Alpha Chi Omega. My sisters, my best friends, who are always down to go to a football game or on an ice cream run together and are always the first ones to cheer on a sister at a performance or after an interview. I cannot wait for all of the potential new members to have this opportunity to become a member of our family this fall.
While I could write pages about how our sisters are so incredible, passionate, and supportive; the most important thing I could say comes down to this - Alpha Chi Omega at Iowa encompasses a chapter of real, strong, women who together enable each other to seek the heights.