Taylor Horton is serving as Head Pi Chi. Taylor is a senior from Birmingham, Alabama, studying Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. As Head Pi Chi, she was in charge of selecting and training all 109 Pi Chi's to make sure they are prepared to handle any situation they may encounter during recruitment week to ensure that all the girls in their group have the best first week possible at Auburn. She wanted to serve in this role to be a rock to each Pi Chi and wanted to teach them how to grow, encourage, be thoughtful, and help their girls find their best fit.
Her favorite recruitment memory was as a Pi Chi watching her girls' reactions as they all opened their bids and ran to their new homes! She said, "There is no greater feeling than being the one to get your girls through all the trials of the week and to see it all pay off once they open their bid!"
Her advice to a Potential New Member is "Don't try to fit in with a sorority and be someone you're not! Make the sorority get to know you and make the sorority fit in with you. If you spend the whole week being someone you aren't to fit in with a sorority; on bid day you're going to be surrounded by tons of girls who aren't like you. This is your college experience, and the next four years are yours to make them what you want! Start off by joining a sorority that makes you feel confident and loved and that brings out the best side of you!"
Karly Devole is serving as Assitant Head Pi Chi.
Karly is a senior from Fairhope, Alabama, majoring in Early Childhood Education. In her role, she helps Taylor with overseeing all the wonderful Pi Chi's.
When asked about her favorite recruitment memory, she said, "My Pi Chi! She made the week so much easier. She knew all the right things and said them at the right time. I swore up and down that if I found out her sorority than that was the one I wanted to be in. In the end, her sorority was not the place for me, which was perfectly fine because I ended up where I belonged."
Her advice to a PNM is "Have your own little value-based list of questions to ask the sororities on longer days. For you to go in and ask some questions about them and how they view the sorority can help keep the members interested and remember you! (It can also help you know whether or not its the place for you.)"
Elizabeth Cowen is also serving as Assitant Head Pi Chi
Elizabeth is a senior from Birmingham, AL, majoring in Nursing. Along with Karly and Taylor, she is responsible for training the Pi Chi's, planning their week, and organizing their and PNM's schedules.
When asked about her favorite recruitment memory, she said, "When I was a Pi Chi last year, my birthday fell during recruitment week. The PNM's in my Pi Chi group surprised me with presents and a cookie cake, and it truly made my whole week."
Her advice to a Potential New Member is "Auburn is huge, and each of you will find your place and truly love it no matter where you end up. I will be praying for each of you as you go through the week. At times I felt that recruitment shifted my focus to areas that were scary or overwhelming, and it made me lose sight of the bigger picture. Trust that you are placed here for a reason. Recruitment is a wonderful way to get involved and offers endless opportunities and valuable friendships. Get excited for an awesome week!"