It’s that time of the year again—the holidays are approaching and we all begin to think about what we’re thankful for. This year, on top of my amazing family and the opportunity to attend THE best university in the world, I’m thankful for Chi Beta Delta and all it has given to me.
I rushed Chi Beta Delta in the spring of 2013 after a not so glamorous start to my freshman year. It was kind of crazy how quickly my experience at UT changed after becoming a part of, in my mind, the best organization on campus.
On bid day, I immediately bonded with two beautiful women in my pledge class who have taught me incredible things about myself and about this silly little thing we call life. They continue to amaze me with their passion for serving others and their unrelenting desire to make people happy. With each new pledge class that joins our sisterhood, I have the pleasure of getting to meet more and more inspiring women exemplifying what Chi Beta is all about—bettering the world around them by giving of themselves. Being a part of Chi Beta has been oneof the most rewarding experiences for me at UT yet. I’ve experienced Relay for Life and TexasThon with my best friends, raising a generous amount of money for both. I’ve bonded with my sisters while keeping Austin beautiful in various efforts to clean up the community we live in. I’ve sorted meals at the Capitol Area Food Bank to provide for the less fortunate while making long-lasting memories. All in all, I’ve had the chance to positively impact the community that his given so much to me over the past two and a half years while making friendships that I’ll keep forever.
So as Thanksgiving draws near, I am reminded of how thankful I am to be a part of this beautiful sisterhood filled with amazing women who never forget to put others before themselves and strive to make the world a better place. I am forever grateful for my friend in the Alpha Chapter at Texas State University for convincing me to rush. I am thankful for all of the opportunities Chi Beta has given me, especially the pleasure of serving on the Executive Board for the past year. But most importantly, I am thankful for my home away from home.
XBΔ love and mine,
Stephanie Lowe, Pi Class