Keep Chi Beta Delta Weird

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Austin, Texas is widely known for keeping it weird. Whether we have seen/worn those tye-dyed shirts with the logo draped across, or been to one of the various food trucks around the city that specialize in “weird” cuisine or have accepted the array of characters on sixth street as the norm, Austin is definitely out there from other cities.  In my personal experience, one of the weirdest staples of Austin is my very own sorority, Chi Beta Delta.

 Now you may read that and think….sorority…weird? Aren’t they the regimented future homemakers of America and are all the same? and to that I say maybe but not the members of mine. Much like the city of Austin, what makes the sorority weird is not the name itself but its residents. The girls in this are innocuously and refreshingly weird, including myself. In fact I am probably the Leslie Cochran, the naked cowboy of Chi Beta, minus the nudity because that is not meeting attire.

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Growing the Nest

1e10bd_f26678a145674b9ea963b1a56734d350.jpg_srb_p_630_277_75_22_0.50_1.20_0My favorite part of being in Chi Beta is the diversity of everyone who is in it. We represent a broad spectrum of majors and all walks of life. I’m thankful to have met as many of the fabulous girls that I have. This past week a panel of alumnae  visited us during chapter meeting and I was reminded of how different we are from other sororities. It was really lovely to hear about the successes of so many sisters post-grad, and to learn from their experiences. This semester has been my hardest by far, but I’m lucky to have such an amazing support system through Chi Beta Delta. 

Recently, my family grew! With big/little on October 9th enormous family, and I became a great-great-grand-Big. I feel so old!

XBD love,

Omicron Class

Finding Your Home on the Forty Acres

1e10bd_ad1b198269aa40d49f7d8cdc44d5dabd.jpg_srb_p_630_840_75_22_0.50_1.20_0My name is Sara Cannon, and I am a junior English and UTeach major from Arlington, TX. I rushed Chi Beta the fall of my sophomore year (Fall 2013). I’ve been in Chi Beta for a full year now, and it has flown by. 

I found Chi Beta from the pink A-frame in the West Mall one day walking to class. Instead of paying attention that day in that class, I looked up their website on a whim and spent the whole 50 minutes looking at their pictures and reading about this sorority. Next thing I knew I had 60 new friends to study with and have fun with–me, the lonely transfer student who had no friends or goals. 

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Welcome to the Chi Beta Delta Blog!

Fall Bid Day 2014

Welcome to the Chi Beta Delta Sisterhood Blog where active members discuss their experiences in our sorority! I am Meredith Englehart, acting Chief Information Officer for the 2014-2015 academic year!

I joined Chi Beta Delta in the fall of my sophomore year, and after going through the rush process and the subsequent three semesters as an active I can say wholeheartedly that I wish I had joined Chi Beta earlier. Chi Beta is not only a group of girls that help the Austin community through service events, but we’re also some of the most genuine girls you will ever meet. Whether we’re celebrating each other successes or rallying around our sisters at times of distress, Chi Beta is a sisterhood of love and support.

We just finished our fall recruitment and we now have a new group of girls to initiate into our sisterhood! I cannot wait to prove to them that Chi Beta Delta is the best decision they will make in their undergraduate career! Looking forward to a great year filled with sisterhood and service!

XBD love,

Meredith Englehart, Omicron Class