Over the weekend my sorority had their formal for the year! Our formal this year was planned by our social chair, and she booked our formal at Swissotel in downtown Chicago. The venue was amazing, and it had great view of the city since we were many stories up. I think formals are a great way to end the year out in a sorority because it allows one to celebrate all of the friendships and connections they have made throughout the year. I took the time to look back at all of the new members I met in Alpha Omicron Pi since last spring, and I felt so grateful for each and every one of them.
At the formal, we also had a mini awards ceremony where the chapter sent in votes for freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior of the year, most dedicated, best officer, and more. I was so proud to see so many of my friends receive awards for all of the hard work they have put into our chapter. Lastly, we also had some great food and an amazing DJ who played some true bangers! If you know me, you know I am a HUGE Ariana Grande fan, so as soon as she came on I headed straight towards the dance floor.
At formal, I also got to spend some time with the new members who just recently joined our chapter. This week is also the start of Big and Little week, and I am in charge of coordinating this along with the head New Member Educator. I have truly enjoyed getting to know our three new members throughout the past few weeks, and I cannot wait for them to find out who their Bigs are this Wednesday evening! There have been a lot of fun things happening in the sorority part of my life, and I am excited to end this quarter on a high note with that.