DEAR POTENTIAL NEW MEMBER:
Hey y’all! My name is Holland Hardison and I am so humbled and excited to be the 2020 New Member Educator for Alpha Omicron Pi. Freshman year is the opportunity to build new relationships and grow into the women you’ve always dreamed about. AOII is the perfect home for new members to blossom into a great collegiate members and students. As the 2020 New Member Educator, my goal is to create an easy transition into AOII and college for each individual member. AOII is the place that has pushed me to become the best woman possible and has brought me many of my best friends. I am thrilled to guide all of you to learn how to live out AOII values daily. I am so excited for Pledge Class 2020 to run home, and I hope to guide them to become strong AOII women! I am so passionate about being New Member Educator and to help all of you find your path at Southeastern and in AOII.
Roses, Holland Hardison, PC Fall '18
A glimpse into some of the most treasured moments that you will experience as a new member!
(chills! the most amazing feeling!)
Nothing compares to the sweet memories of running home to 100 new sisters
and sharing the new member experience with a pledge class full of incredible women!
Conquering the first day of school with sisters by your side!
Sharing the Alpha love with our mommas during a Sunday morning brunch!
Finding your other half!
Our favorite way to introduce our parents to our amazing school and wonderful sisters! (some mommas share that special AOII bond with us too!)
Each year, the new member pledge class constructs a new member philanthropy and supports a charitable cause together. This year, PC '19 had the privelage to take part in the St. Jude walk/run hosted in Baton Rouge, LA as their new member philanthropy event. This walk/run is a 5K in support of St. Jude's Hospital efforts to fight childhood cancer. Our new members raised over $2,200 for this event to help with research towards childhood cancer!
A message from our Freshman Philanthropy Chair:
"We were so excited to participate in something that helps so many families going through difficult times, and we were inspired by the children who shared their stories with us. The strength of these young children was shown in their energy and excitement for life as they talked to all of us! We felt so grateful to be able to serve in anyway we were needed, and have fun with the patients as they forgot about their struggles for a day!"
- Blair Fontenot, PC '19
Attending your first social with the best sisters makes for the best memories!
Becoming an initiated member of Alpha Omicron Pi is one of the most precious moments of your sorority experience!
Sharing those final moments as a new member with the most important man in your life - the one who raised you to be the AOII woman you are today!