Beta Alpha’s had another busy semester at the University of Pennsylvania! From formals, to philanthropy events, to late night study sessions, our sisters have worked hard for their summer breaks!
Rush After resting up over the winter holidays, our sisters were excited to reunite for rush! HUGE thanks to Cam and the rest of the recruitment team for all their hard work in recruiting such an awesome PC’14!
Katie, Natalie, and Cathryn catch up on lineage bonding during Open House
Recruitment chair Cam celebrates Bid Night with Cristina (and looks forward to a much deserved nap)
Beta Alpha gets ready to greet our new baby owls on the Perelman Quad on Bid Night
Hoedown-town Beta Alpha introduced our new pledge class in style, by hosting the first ever “Hoedown-town” at Azure Nightclub in Center City. Sisters arrived clad head-to-toe in pigtails, plaid, and cowboy boots. We had so much fun getting to know our new little sisters!
PC’14 sisters (and roommates!) Hope and Hayley celebrate their bids at the Hoedown!
Big/Little Week The best week of the year finally arrived!! After weeks and weeks of Owl Pal coffee dates, our sophomore sisters finally got their Littles! They worked into the wee hours of the morning all week, crafting signs and baking treats for their beloved Littles. All week long, PC’14 was treated to all sorts of surprises and clues about their mystery Bigs. After a week filled with anticipation, Reveal Night finally came, and the Littles were welcomed into their lineages!
Amanda, Lauren, and Nicole welcome Littlest Nadya to the lineage in style
Ronnie, Haley, and Alex welcome Elise (and their special owl friend) to the nest!
Snow Days!! Philadelphia spent most of the winter buried under several feet of snow, but that couldn’t keep Beta Alpha down! Penn was treated to a couple surprise snow days and school delays, giving sisters ample time to play in the snow!
Jackie, Neha, Janina, and Mimi introduce Arizona-native Bhavi to the joys of a snow day
Spring Break After a very cold and very busy start to the semester, Beta Alpha was ready for spring break! Sisters jetted off together in search of some much needed sunshine and R&R.
Sara, Lindsey, Joey, Serena, Meryam, and Leah prepare to leave Penn for New Orleans!
Beta Alpha represents on the beach!
Saint Patrick’s Day Penn’s Spring Break schedule didn’t stop Beta Alpha from celebrating Saint Paddy’s! The holiday was the perfect opportunity for sisters to meet up after our week apart and share spring break stories!
Anna, Ally, and Dani celebrate the luck of the Chirish!
ChiOlympics The first weekend of April skies means just one thing to Beta Alpha sisters…philanthropy! Philanthropy chairs Mimi and Maylynn put their heads together all winter and introduced Penn’s campus to our revamped spring philanthropy event: Chi Omega’s First Annual ChiOlympics! Teams made up of sister reps, frat brothers, performing arts groups, friends, family, and roommates competed in a variety of competitions including blindfolded musical chairs, water balloon tosses, and a giant inflatable obstacle course! Prizes were donated from vendors around campus, and included gift cards to campus restaurants, an X-Box, and much more! Proceeds from the event were donated to Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
Big/Little duo Mikayla and Alyssa
Sisters Abroad Several sisters showed their “ChiO, wherever you go” spirit this semester, as they jet-setted off across the globe to study abroad. Sisterhood chairs Blake and Dani organized care packages filled with ChiO gear and love notes to show these sisters just how much Penn missed them! We can’t wait to hear all about your adventures (and see LOTS and lots of pictures) when you come home!
Ella says hello from Florence, Italy!
Greek Week Another April favorite came and went…Greek Week! Sisters proudly wore their letters all week while participating in events such as Quizzo, PowderPuff, a carnival, and more! This semester, the theme of the week was “Camp Greek Week,” with special activities benefiting Camp Kesem, a free week-long summer camp for children and families coping with cancer. Snaps to Ally, who is in charge of organizing Camp Kesem’s activities this summer!
Kelsey, Renee, Sasha, Ece, Lindsay, Steph, Taylor, and Andrea put their game faces on for Powderpuff
Sisters make the best fans Beta Alpha pride is hard to hide on campus, with so many sisters involved in so many different things! From soccer games, to squash matches, to dance recitals, to a capella shows, our sisters are always center stage!
Beta Alpha comes out to cheer on Lainie, Maylynn, Jess, and Katie during their a capella show
Spring Fling After a very long, cold winter, we couldn’t be more excited for Spring Fling! Sisters flocked to the Quad for fried oreos during the daytime, and rocked out to David Guetta at night! Best of all…the 70 and sunny skies!
Katherine, Leah, Kika, and Mallory enjoy the sunny spring day on the Quad!
Senior Toast Chi Omegas love traditions, and Penn’s annual senior toast was the perfect way for our senior sisters to celebrate the end of classes and a job well done at Penn.
Meggie and Deepa give their senior toast. We’ll miss you!!
Hey Day While the seniors were toasting, the juniors were gathering before College Hall, eagerly awaiting Amy Gutmann’s official declaration of their new senior status!
Gracie, Lauren, Priscilla, Kelly, Elissa, Katy, and Charlotte are ready for Hey Day!
Formal Formal Formal After months of secrecy and planning, formal chairs Serena and Leah unveiled their masterpiece….spring formal at Front & Palmer!
2014 Exec hangs out at formal
Lineage ladies Nicole, Laura, and Jess looking beautiful as always at Front and Palmer
Graduation With fling, formal, and finals come and gone, it was time for graduation weekend. We are SO proud of all our seniors have accomplished, and couldn’t love them more. You girls are epitome of “womanly always” and “discouraged never,” and have been such incredible role models both to your younger sisters and everyone lucky enough to know you. We love you so much, and wish you all the best!
Congratulations on graduation, Sara and Serena!
Happy Graduation to Leah, Sarah, and Daisy!