Welcome to the Theta Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Baylor University, my name is Grace Bregard and I am honored and blessed to serve as Chapter President of this sisterhood. The sisterhood of Baylor Alpha Chi Omega has made my life so full of love, support, and growth that have made my college career so fulfilling, as I’m sure it can do for you too! I am humbled to share my organization and sisterhood with you.
Alpha Chi Omega has brought me experiences and relationships that are indispensible to my growth as a student, young woman, and follower of Christ. The young women of Alpha Chi Omega are my favorite part of Baylor because they gave me a home and family away from home while uplifting the values and characteristics my parents instilled in me. All 350 plus women in our undergraduate chapter are strong, joyful, and inspiring to me and to all those they meet. They are what makes Alpha Chi Omega such a fantastic, supportive, and closely knit organization. 2017 has already been so exciting and eventful with much to look forward to in the fall as well. Our All University SING! Act, “The Art of Espionage”, partnered with the men of Pi Kappa Phi, was in the top 8 acts and invited to perform this Homecoming at Pigskin, our third year in a row to be invited. Our success is a testament to the hard work, team mindset, and talent that Alpha Chi Omega embodies.
Healthy Relationships Week, a week that relates to our National Philanthropy of Domestic Violence Awareness in a huge way, was a great success. Spreading awareness on campus, we had a goal of showing what healthy and unhealthy relationships look like. From a day with puppies to a “Donut Let Love Hurt” booth, Healthy Relationships Week was the perfect example of the philanthropic, creative, and educational aspects of Alpha Chi Omega. Besides Healthy Relationships Week, we volunteered at the Waco Family Abuse Center and during Baylor’s Steppin’ Out, something that is central to our mission of promoting and empowering women and our communities.
These achievements are only a small part of the bigger picture that is the sisterhood of Alpha Chi Omega. Getting involved in the traditions of Baylor and the spirit of Waco is something that makes Alpha Chi Omega and Greek Life in general so special and wonderful. Being a Baylor Alpha Chi has brought me such joy and I know it can do the same for you. If you have any questions, inquiries, or would just want to learn more about our organization and membership, my email is always open at Grace_Bregard@baylor.edu.
LITB and Sic ‘Em Bears! Grace Bregard
Our Executive Board
Grace Bregard Major: Political Science Graduating Class: 2018
VP Chapter Relations & Standards
Allison Matz Major: Corporate Communications Graduating Class: 2018 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Big/Little reveal, when my little was officially my little.
Devin Gary Major: Medical Humanities, poverty and social justice minor Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: After exams I went camping with some sisters! Having them there made the experience so fun and memorable, even when we were doing things like driving and pitching the tent. We hiked for 6 miles and found a waterfall!
VP Risk Management
Ashley Joos Major:Biology, ecology concentration Graduating Class: 2018 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Being a head float chair the first semester of my junior year. The week of homecoming when the float was due, us chairs and the Sigma Chi chairs were at the site until about 3am every day and we were just so tired and ended up having so much fun working on the float and just hanging out.
VP Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation
Evanna Leyton Major: International Studies and Business Administration Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: During new member period I made friends with the girls who are now my best friends. The first day of spring semester we saw each other's matching shirts and sat by each other in class. By the end of the day we realized we had 3 classes together and soon we became really close. The best idea my friend had was to go to IHOP to study for one of our big tests when they had unlimited pancakes. We stayed there until 4 in the morning and had over 10 pancakes each!
Lili Gonzalez Major: Political Science GraduatingClass: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: My favorite Alpha Chi memory is when my twin, Big, and GBig were preparing for basket week this year! We spent hours in my GBig's apartment baking, painting canvases, and just hanging out. I loved every minute of it, and the love we were putting into the baskets for the three new additions to our family line!
VP New Member Education
Jordan Westall Major: Business, Accounting Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory:When I had my very first date in my sophomore year of college, my best friends followed us in the car all the way there. There is now a very zoomed in, pixelated video of me walking through a parking lot into the movie theatre on my first date.
VP Public Relations & Marketing
Christy Soto Major:Journalism News Editorial Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Any moment spent with my Alpha Chi friends, Liv, the twins and my family is a moment to remember and can be considered one of my favorites. However, nothing beats my gbig coming to visit me in the summer in Budapest Hungary while I was studying abroad.
Emily Gackstatter Major: Geology Graduating Class: 2018 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Watching my family line grow. My alpha chi family has become my family away from home, and I couldn't imagine college without them
Courtney Aten Major: Statistics and Economics Graduating Class: 2018 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Hearing our name called for Pigskin for the second year in a row :)
VP Intellectual Development
Abby Box Major: Graduating Class: 2018
Jess Hastings Major: Engineering Graduating Class: 2018 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Surprising my little at reveal after tricking her all of basket week!
VP Facility Operations
Brooke Blackmar Major:Marketing and Supply Chain Management Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Joining my family! I couldn't have asked for a better group of girls to experience life with.
Katie Galgano Major: International Studies, minor in Business Administration Graduating Class: 2019 Favorite Alpha Chi Memory: Getting my twin (Ashtyn de Walt) and literally any day we've spent together.