SAWYER THEIS

Meet our outgoing and confident freshman, Sawyer!

Major: Human Development and Family Sciences

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

PC: '20


What stood out to you about Chi O during recruitment?

Authenticity. Each and every girl that I spoke to during rush made me feel seen, wanted, and valued for everything that made me who I am. And now that I am able to experience that love first hand, I couldn’t be more sure that Chi Omega is my home.


What are three words to describe Chi O?

Driven, confident, and outgoing. Every girl has their own individual personality that when brought together, forms this unique group of women pushing me to beat the best version of myself. Even though each Chi O fits these three characteristics, every girl honors one another’s passions, yet also celebrates how special we all are as one family.


What has your freshman experience been like?

My freshman experience has been one filled with growth, maturation, and understanding what truly makes me who I am. Coming into this year, I did not know many people so the idea of moving to a new city was daunting. Yet, after pref being so confident that Chi O was my home, this family has made my transition so much easier. Not only do they celebrate my wins with me, but also walk alongside me during the weeks when college wasn’t as easy. I could not ask for a group of more loving, supportive, and encouraging best friends in Chi O that made my freshman experience one that I will remember for a lifetime.


What is the best piece of advice you got going into college?

Surround yourself with community! The transition from high school to college is not an easy one, but one that I knew I couldn’t do alone. Knowing that I have found the best of friends in Chi O that walked alongside me, through thick and thin, was the sweetest blessing of freshman year. Chi O has made my freshman year more valuable and abundant than I could have ever imagined.


What is a piece of advice you wish you’d gotten before college?

A piece of advice that I wish I had gotten before college was to have patience with myself. Throughout the unknowns of freshman year, I placed a lot of pressure on myself to have everything figured out. However, my best friends in Chi O remind me to have grace and forgiveness with myself, and that's the gift of freshman year. Each day is a beautiful journey of its own and knowing that Chi O has stuck by my side is such a gift I couldn’t be more thankful for.

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