Name: Chloe Liddiard
Pledge Class: Alpha Beta, Fall 2017
Class and Major: Class of 2021, Education Major
Hometown: Cape Town, South Africa
Advice for PNMs: Be you! We are so excited to meet you and get to know who you are. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the whole rush process because it is very simple, we are just wanting to get to know you and everything amazing you have to offer!
Something I’m proud of: I am proud of how well I adjusted to college life, being an international student, and I can honestly say what made this happen was Chi Beta Delta. Every single person I met during rush and throughout the past two years has been so kind, caring and genuine. I am so happy I was able to experience this and find such amazing support from these ladies!
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? There’s honestly so much to be excited about this year but one thing I’m very excited for is our sisterhood events to start! They are genuinely always such a fun time because you get to hang out with your sisters and just simply have a good time.
Name: Maddie Yanez
Pledge Class: Alpha Delta, Fall 2018
Class and Major: Class of 2022, Communication Studies Major
Hometown: McKinney, Texas
Advice for PNMs: Go to as many rush events as you can!! We love seeing everyone’s faces and getting to know each other more and more. Do not be afraid of talking with any of the actives, they all are SUPER amazing and the sweetest people!
Something I’m proud of: I’m proud of pushing myself outside of my box. During my first year at UT, I rushed Chi Beta and met so many amazing people!! I was a bit scared at first attending such a big university, but being part of XBD made the year so much better! I am also proud of myself by learning new things about myself and of other things around in my community!
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I am excited to be part of the executive board and help the organization even more. I am excited to be at all the rush events we have planned and meet so many potential new members!! It’s always so much meeting new people and hanging out around campus!
Name: Stephanie Vargas
Pledge Class: Alpha Delta
Class and Major: Class of 2021, Communication Studies Major
Hometown: Giddings, TX
Advice for PNMs: Go to as many rush events as you can! I know it can be a little intimidating, but the ladies of Chi Beta genuinely want to get to know you. I know I was very nervous to go to them, especially because I went by myself, but once I got to the event I felt comfortable talking to the other girls. I wish I had gone to more because they were really fun. Don’t be nervous!
Something I’m proud of: Putting myself out there, I’m very shy at first, it takes time for me to get comfortable around others but now being in college, and part of an organization has really helped me socialize more and try new things. Joining Chi Beta has really helped me come out of my shell and makes UT feel like my second home.
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I’m excited for the sisterhood events and volunteering! Some of my favorite Chi Beta activities are the sisterhood events because I get to hang out with my sisters! I love volunteering and especially when I get to volunteer with my sisters can’t wait for all the fun volunteer activities in the semester!
Name: Caroline Abraham
Pledge Class: Alpha Delta, Fall 2018
Class and Major: Class of 2020, Biology BSA with a Health Professions certificate
Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX
Advice for PNMs: Don’t be intimidated by the actives! It might be scary at first because of all the new girls you’ll get to meet at different events, but everyone here is super nice and down to earth. We are genuinely excited to get to know you guys, so don’t be afraid to come up to us and strike up a conversation! The environment within this organization is very welcoming, and we want our PNMs to feel that as well!
Something I’m proud of: I’m proud of coming out of my shell since I’ve been in college. As someone on the shyer side, it was overwhelming to me coming into a school as massive as UT. I decided to rush Chi Beta even though I was a bit nervous at first, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I could’ve made. The girls here were genuine and accepting, and I quickly made friends. Not only that, but being in Chi Beta pushed me out of my comfort zone in a good way and I started to challenge myself in ways that I couldn’t before. Now, I have a leadership position in an organization that I care deeply about which was something I couldn’t imagine as a freshman.
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I’m most excited for the sisterhood events! It’s always fun to hang out with my sisters. Some of my favorite Chi Beta memories are from sisterhood events, and I know I’ll make some more this coming year!
Name: Sarah Brumfield
Pledge Class: Alpha Beta, Fall 2017
Class and Major: Class of 2021, Biology and Spanish
Hometown: H-Town, Texas
Advice for PNMs: Talk to as many actives as you can! Everyone in Chi Beta truly wants to get to know you, so I would recommend always being open to talking to new girls. Also, talking to as many girls in the org will give you a good feel for what Chi Beta Delta is like! (which is like super amazing)
Something I’m proud of: This summer I branched out and traveled to Chile for a study abroad program! At first I was super nervous and doubted my Spanish abilities, but I ended up having an amazing time and got to know so many “super vacan” people. If you ever need someone to talk to about study abroad or have any questions, I’m your girl!
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I cannot wait to get to know my new sisters through all of the fun activities we have planned! There are going to be so many opportunities to get to know everyone through all the fun things we’ve got going on this semester! Can’t wait to see y’all there 🙂
Name: Charlotte Abate
Pledge Class: Omega, Spring 2017
Class and Major: Marketing w/ Minor in Arts Management and Administration, Class of 2020
Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
Advice for PNMs: It sounds very cliché, but seriously just be yourself! We genuinely want to get to know the real you, so don’t feel like you have to be anybody else to get us to like you. We are all human, so don’t be worried about us being intimidating or scary.
Something I’m proud of: I am very proud of myself for getting to know who I am a ton in the past year. Self-care and discovery is REAL, y’all. I’ve given myself the chance to grow and learn what I need to be fulfilled in my life. I have learned how to deal with failure and sadness, the ups and downs of life. I’m proud to know what it means to be own best friend.
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I’m just genuinely excited to get to know and collaborate with new people! Also v excited to push for a karaoke sisterhood event. I vow to make it happen!!!
Name: Bridget Alley
Pledge Class: Alpha Beta
Class and Major: Class of 2021, Neuroscience and Spanish double major
Hometown: Fort Worth, TX
Advice for PNMs: Just be yourself! In Chi Beta Delta, we value all of our members for their unique talents and interests, and love celebrating our individuality, together. During our rush process, we are just looking for genuine girls who share our values! So just be unapologetically you and you will fit right in!
Something I’m proud of: This summer I got to do an internship at the A&M College of Medicine where I got to take classes and shadow physicians all over College Station. It was an amazing experience where I got to test myself in a medical school environment, and network with other future doctors. I’m proud of the skills I learned that will help me be a better doctor and leader.
What are you most excited for Chi Beta this year? I’m most excited for our social events! I love spending time with my sisters, and our events are always a blast! This fall we have events like mixers, formal, and sisterhood events.
Name: Hailey Cassidy (Chief Financial Officer)
Pledge Class: Omega – Spring 2017
Major: Computational Biology
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
PNM Advice: Don’t be nervous during the recruitment process. Just be yourself! Chi Beta is made up of genuine and fun-loving girls, and we will definitely love you for who you are.
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Name: Christie Han (Chief Activities Officer)
Pledge Class: Chi – Spring 2016
Class & Major: Senior; Advertising, TexasMedia sequence with a Business minor and Social Entrepreneurship & Nonprofits certificate!
Hometown: Coppell, TX
PNM Advice: Don’t shy away from going to a lot of rush events and taking your time to decide which organization is the right fit for you! Some organizations require you to go to a specific amount of events and that can be extremely overwhelming, especially when you’re afraid it’s just going to be awkward and uncomfortable for you. I love that Chi Beta offers a handful of different rush events, so everyone who is interested has the opportunity to come out to as many as they can according to their schedule!
I went to one rush event my pledge semester, only because I heard about Chi Beta Delta two hours before the last one! My one regret is not hearing about Chi Beta sooner. 😉
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Name: Hana Shin (Chief Service Officer)
Pledge Class: Psi – Fall 2016
Class & Major: Senior, Biology (Cell & Molecular)
Hometown: Irving, TX
PNM Advice: Don’t be afraid to show your quirky or looser side of yourself! It will definitely help actives remember who you are.
(Don’t be like normal Spongebob, be regular Spongebob!)
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