Galentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate those we love and for our sisters, there wasn’t any shortage of love. Take a look below to see why we love Chi Omega.

Photo by Katherine Mendieta

Photo by Katherine Mendieta

"I love Chi Omega because it has given me a home away from home. Chi O gives me courage to strive to be my best self. It has surrounded me with girls that share similar goals and aspirations as me. While I am just beginning to get to know all of the girls in Chi O, I know my future bridesmaids are among this group. I am so grateful for all of the memories and friendships Chi O has given me this past semester. I cannot wait to see what the future holds. XOXO." - Gracie Wilson


"When I came to Iowa, I knew I wanted to join a sorority. I knew I wanted all the friendships and leadership and service opportunities that were presented to all of us PNMS prior to recruitment. What I didn't know was how much a sorority was going to impact me on a personal level. As I went through recruitment I found myself being drawn to the Chi O house and all the wonderful and well-rounded ladies I met there. I anticipated every round and at the conclusion of each round I found myself wishing I could stay longer. It wasn't until I was talking to my best friend (a sophomore in Greek life at another school) about recruitment that I really learned why I loved Chi Omega. She asked me the type of person I wanted to be upon graduating high school and I listed characteristics such as determined, passionate, and humble, among many others. She then asked me what chapter I described and I knew instantly that it was Chi Omega. The ladies I met were some of the most kind hearted and down to earth ladies I've ever spoken to. Chi Omega truly gives a new meaning to sisterhood: a family that will push you, believe in you, and ultimately be there for you no matter what." - Michaela Goodley

I love Chi Omega because the women in this chapter genuinely care about what is going on in my life and encourage me to be the absolute best I can be!
— Olivia Grubbs
Chi Omega has given me so many opportunities, connections, and lasting friendships. Not only has Chi Omega helped me grow socially and academically, Chi Omega has made me work on my personal life. Giving me support and love every second of the day and holding me accountable for every action I do. Chi Omega has changed my life in so many ways. Means the world to me!
— Jenna Heeren

"Regardless if I'm sad or happy, whenever I'm with my sisters, I am surrounded by women who love me and support me. Every day I see women who want to be the best they can be and that motivates me to be the best I can be. (Can literally start crying because I love chi o and what being a chi o means to me). Whenever someone asks me why I love being a Chi Omega, my answer is because I am better because of it: sisterhood is worth more than any other relationship you can have. Rain or shine, my sisters will have my back." - Heather Lindenberg

Galentine's Day is a nonofficial holiday, created by fictional character Leslie Knope from the hit TV series "Parks and Rec". It is the day before Valentine's Day and is dedicated to ladies celebrating ladies. This year was nothing short of incredible as our sisters celebrated with each other. In fact, we had a little extra love going around this year as we welcomed our new transfer member formerly of the Zeta Delta Chapter at the University of Nebraska - Omaha, Lexy Larsen. We are so thrilled to have Lexy join us at Psi Beta and cannot wait to watch her thrive and grow with us!

I love Chi Omega because all of the girls are so genuine and are exemplary women all around. Since I have transferred to Iowa from the University of Nebraska - Omaha, all of the Psi Beta girls have made me feel included and I am so excited to get to know everyone better and become closer in our sisterhood through Chi Omega.
— Lexy Larsen


"It's only fitting that I spent time with my sisters that I love so much during a holiday that's dedicated to love. We had so much fun eating the ice cream, punch and chocolate strawberries (s/o to our amazing sisterhood chair Bella!) and taking time to catch up with one another!" - Karly Lent

"Galentines was so much fun! I love any excuse to hang with my sisters and eat some yummy snacks!! I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing ladies in Chi Omega who make celebrating this holiday so easy." - Kate Curran

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"I loved the Galentine's sisterhood event because it allowed me to spend time with all my lovely sisters! Sharing this event with them was so special and showed how much we care for each other and always put each other first." - Ellie Murphy


"Galentines may be the most underrated holiday, but combining chocolate with your best friends will always be my favorite past time. Thanks to our sisterhood committee! This event was created and led to a stress relieving night with all my favorite people." - Sara Leiding


We had the best time celebrating this day of love with those we adore. We wish you a lifetime full of roses, chocolate boxes, and happiness. From the ladies of Chi Omega to you, we hope you all had the best Valentine's Day.

Love you like XO!