Last weekend, Alpha Omicron Pi welcomed 71 new sisters and one affiliate into the Lambda Iota Chapter at University California San Diego. These sisters have been bonding together this spring learning all about AOII and its sisterhood.
While my primary role is to work with the alumnae advisory committee – those wonderful volunteers who give of their time, talent and hard earn passion to this chapter – this weekend was one of those times, I was able to bond with the collegiate women.
Originally chartered in 1977, AOII was the first women’s fraternity on the UCSD campus. Our very own Marylyn Herman, Past International Executive and Foundation Board member was instrumental in the adoption of Greek Life on the campus. We were so very fortunate to have Marylyn join us for our re-installation and the new sisters were fascinated to hear about the rich history of Lambda Iota from many of the Lambda Iota alumna.
While this weekend is about bonding and celebrating, I believe this this the beginning of the chapters light shining bright for the world to see. The bond of sisterhood these women have created with each other, their advisors and area alumnae will lead them through their collegiate years of community services, scholarship, college and fraternity spirit.