This semester at the Xi Omicron chapter here at Loyola Marymount University, we had our recruitment process to get new members. This year it was a little different as it was the first time our recruitment process has lasted four days instead of three. We had a very successful recruitment period and had lots of amazing women join our new Pledge Class. This semester we got the largest PC Class we’ve gotten in recent years for a total of 50 new members, and we are very proud of our women and the effort they put in this process. Our new members have been Inducted and have started going on dates with our active members to find their bigs in our Sorority. We’re incredibly excited for the relationships we’ll build with these new women.
Xi Omicron, Loyola Marymount University
About Xi Omicron Chapter
Xi Omicron was founded on November 1, 1986 at Loyola Marymount University in Playa del Rey, CA. We've been around 32 years and going strong!
Our chapter is a part of Delta Zeta Region 10. We currently have a total of 145 members in our chapter and our average GPA is 3.46! For the academic year Fall 2016 through Spring 2017 our chapter has donated 3048 service hours and $4015.86!
Megan Glendinning, of the Xi Omicron Chapter at Loyola Marymount University, was awarded 2016-2017 Greek Woman of the Year.
"Megan is truly the embodiment of what it means to be a sorority leader here at LMU," said Annie Barker, LAMP Editor and Historian for Xi Omicron. "This past year, she served as one of the Co-Vice Presidents for Recruitment for the Panhellenic community, creating a values-based environment where our sorority women and potential new members felt comfortable sharing their whole selves.
"Within our own chapter, she served as the 2016 Risk Management Chairman. When she isn't working in the Sorority and Fraternity Life office, you can see her at ASLMU (Associated Students of Loyola Marymount University) as the Director of Performance Events, in her residence hall as an RA, or around campus making those around her laugh with her infectious sense of humor. Megan is no stranger to hard work and all of the time and effort she has put into the Sorority and Fraternity Life Community truly demonstrates that."
Xi Omicron Chapter's outgoing Executive Board has led the chapter with inspired leadership, including Megan Glendinning, Risk Management Chairman's work with i Have a Choice.
Megan Glendinning, Risk Management Chairman, organized several events to raise awareness about alcohol abuse. "The purpose of the events," said Megan, "was to inspire students at Lolola Marymount University to examine their lifestyle choices and make informed decisions regarding alcohol."
Megan organized a dinner event where students could come together and discuss ways to make healthy choices and learn more about alcohol's effects on the body and the mind.
The Xi Omicron Chapter hosted its annual philantropy event, Diamond Dash. Kelly Harris, Philanthropy Chairman, said, "Approximately 500 attendees participated in obstacles courses and enjoyed field games. Alumnae and Delta Zeta collegiate members from other universities joined us. We donated about $7,300 to our philanthropic partners."
During National Hazing Prevention Week, a week dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of hazing, the Xi Omicron Chapter, lead by Megan Glendinning, Risk Management Chairman, engaged with members of the Loyola Marymount University community through social media, encouraging them to take the National Hazing Prevention Pledge.
"Our chapter was the first chapter on campus to take part in National Hazing Prevention Week," said Julia Silvey, LAMP Editor. "As a result of our participation, several other Greek organizations on campus decided to take part as well. We hope to end hazing permanently and encourage those who have experienced hazing to speak out and seek help."
The Xi Omicron Chapter excitedly participated in Loyola Marymount University’s annual Lip Sync and Stroll Off event, which brings fraternal organizations together to raise money for philanthropy. "We had so much fun rehearsing all week, dancing with our sisters on the big day, and cheering on the other organizations," said Julia Silvey, LAMP Editor. "We can’t wait to participate again next year!"
During the 2015-2016 academic school year, Xi Omicron Chapter received the Leadership and Educational Development Award at LMU EXP, which celebrates significant contributions to student life at Loyola Marymount University.
This first time event was hosted by the Division of Student Affairs to recognize outstanding student leaders from a multitude of involvements across campus for their commitment to and embodiment of at least one of the Five Pillars of the LMU EXP.
Members of the Xi Omicron Chapter (Loyola Marymount University) volunteered at The Painted Turtle camp. "After a successful philanthropy event in the fall which raised funds for the camp, it was an incredible experience to see firsthand the wonderful work that is accomplished at The Painted Turtle," said Alanna Quinn, LAMP Editor. "We are fortunate to be located close to the camp, and our sisters hope to return as volunteers in the near future."
Loyola Marymount University's annual Greek Week competition consists of a variety of competitions and events, including service days, a knowledge bowl and football games. This year, the Xi Omicron Chapter placed first at the end of Greek Week, after winning the knowledge bowl and placing second out of the seven sororities on campus during football. "We are so proud to hold the title of Greek Week champions!" said Alanna Quinn, LAMP Editor.
March 16, 2016
After weeks of practicing, the Xi Omicron Chapter’s hard work paid off when they won Loyola Marymount University’s Lip Sync competition. Xi Omicron placed first out of the seven sororities in the competition, and was awarded money to donate to Delta Zeta's national philanthropy. Sophomore Anna Savage said, “Preparing for and winning Lip Sync was such an incredible experience, and really allowed me to bond more with my sisters.”
Xi Omicron Chapter (Loyola Marymount University) hosted its fall philanthropy event, Ninja Turtle Warrior, for the first time. The event drew a crowd of a few hundred people, including other members of the Greek community, students and alumni. The event consisted of a short race in which a team of eight had to complete quick tests of teamwork, agility and speed.
"All in all, we raised about $12,000, most of which was donated to the Starkey Hearing Foundation," said Alanna Quinn, LAMP Editor. "A small portion was donated to The Painted Turtle camp. Our event also featured Hannah’s Lemonade Stand, which sold lemonade to raise money to fight childhood cancer."