Alpha Chi Omega
I am extremely honored and excited to introduce you to the organization that has undoubtedly shaped my college career … an organization full of Real. Strong. Women. My name is Kaylee Aguilar and I represent the Delta Psi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega here at UC Santa Barbara as Chapter President. I hope that through my words, you are able to envision the love and support we have not just in our chapter but in the Panhellenic community.
To be completely honest, I truly never saw myself being a part of Greek life. As a first-generation college student, it was something I wasn’t aware of but, when I committed to UCSB I knew I had to give it a shot. Like many of you may be doing now, I was doing the most research I could about the chapters here. I found myself reading these presidents’ messages, writing notes, and looking up the philanthropies that each chapter supported. It was a lot of information to take in and even more, it was something I was completely unfamiliar with but, when I landed on the message from Alpha Chi Omega, I knew right then and there that this was the chapter for me. This was my home away from home.
Through Alpha Chi, I found women who held my values close to their hearts. Though everyone in our chapter holds our organizational values close, these being, Leadership Ability, Personal Development, Academic Interest, Character, and Financial Responsibility, we also hold common values such as service, family, authenticity, innovation, compassion, community, growth, justice, creativity, loyalty, respect, … the list goes on and on. These values empower our sisterhood every minute of every day and have brought us to be a knit-tight group of women.
Since the very beginning, Alpha Chi has pushed me to become the best woman I can be. I was encouraged to the fullest to run for executive positions early on in my membership which gave me the confidence I never had and, once I held these positions, all I wanted was to do more. It is without a doubt that the women in this chapter embody our motto of “Real. Strong. Women.” not only in this organization but, in their everyday lives and relationships. The women in this chapter are some of the most involved people I have ever gotten the pleasure of meeting. Whether it be through direct involvement with our philanthropy, student government, the Isla Vista Community Services District, athletics, the arts, or research here on campus, they are always giving their 110%. And no matter what they’re involved in, the women of Alpha Chi are cheering them on as much as they can. The support that this group of women has for others is overwhelming and it’s something that I admire in every member. In a chapter close to 200 people, I have never once felt isolated. In fact, I have felt empowered every step of the way in every single thing I set my mind and heart to. Alpha Chi has created an environment that allows you to celebrate your true authentic self. And because of the ability to do that, I have never been prouder of who I am as a person.
Every day, I admire the commitment, strength, and vulnerability of these women. The way they inspire and motivate everyone around them is the reason why I chose to run for this position in the first place. They are the ones who make me proud to represent this chapter locally and nationally. Alpha Chi has bestowed upon me the college life I always dreamed of and I know 50 years from now, I will continue to have this loving community by my side. I am forever grateful to be a part of this beautiful organization and am even more grateful to be able to call these women my sisters. I would have never become the woman I am today without the influential people that I have met in Alpha Chi and in the greater Panhellenic community. I am sure that by going through this experience and giving it a shot, you will be able to surround yourself with people who will push you to become better than you were yesterday.
Alpha Chi, thank you for everything you have done for me. I cannot wait for what’s to come. LITB!
Alpha Chi Omega Sorority
Delta Psi Chapter President
Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness
House Capacity: 56
New Member Fees (Fall/Winter/Spring): $1,100.33/ $1,100.33 / $1,100.33
Live In Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $4,888.33 / $4,888.33 / $4,888.33
Live Out Member Dues (Fall/Winter/Spring): $738.33 / $738.33 / $738.33
New Member Costs Include: Chapter dues 245, badges 167, national new member fee 199, national sisterhood packet 23, national certificate fee and bond card 8, national dues and fees 73.33, dues to support facility operations 385
Live In Member Costs Include: chapter dues 280, national dues and fees 73.33, dues to support facility operations 385, room rent 2325, meal plan 1825
Live Out Member Costs Include: Chapter dues 280, national dues and fees 73.33, dues to support facility operations 385
Payment Methods: BillHighway - Check, eCheck, Credit & Debit Card
Payment Plans: Payment either once per quarter, or twice per quarter