Chi Omega Featured on National Sorority Life Website
Britta Christine Hill, a sophomore and Chi Omega at the University of Kansas, is one of five sorority women featured on a new website launched by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). The five women, selected from more than 400 applicants nationwide by NPC leaders, are featured on www.MyCollegeLifestyle.com.
The website project was launched by NPC to help women make informed choices about sorority options as they enter college, especially for those seeking accurate information from real women who are living the sorority experience.
Britta was inspired to apply for this opportunity due to her experience as a member of the Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega at the University of Kansas. She felt it would be valuable and inspirational to share her story with other young women as well as to shed light on the benefits of sorority life verses the negative depictions provided by critics.
"I have experienced many of the things that make Chi Omega such a wonderful sorority," writes Britta. "I am very proud to represent Chi Omega in the panhellenic community and to future members of sorority life."
"The women featured on our site also reflect how diverse our community is on college campuses," said Eve W. Riley, chairman of the NPC.
Participants on www.MyCollegeLifestyle.com agree that being online is the best way to reach women who are making choices about colleges, careers, and options for residential living.
"Going to college is a new and very different experience for many people, but I hope that this site can help young women prepare for college life and inspire them to join a sorority," said Britta.
Britta is an elementary education major and is the newly slated member educator for the Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega. Her mother, Barbara Sakala Hill, is also a Chi Omega, Eta Beta Chapter/Iowa State University.
Founded in 1895 at The University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization with more than 295,000 initiates and 171 collegiate chapters. Chi Omega's purposes inspire members to espouse friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement, and personal and career development.
The National Panhellenic Conference, based in Indianapolis, provides support and guidance for its 26 member sororities and serves as the national voice on contemporary issues of sorority life. For more information, visit: www.npcwomen.org