A letter from our President, Hayley Brennan

Dear Parents, 

Welcome to our Alpha Omega website! My name is Hayley Brennan, and I’m the president for the 2021 - 2022 year. I hope to answer any questions/concerns you have about our sorority and Greek Life in general through this letter. To begin, Alpha Omega is a local sorority established in 1993 at the Wilfrid Laurier University campus. Our motto is Harmony through Individuality. In our sorority, we not only accept each other for our differences but utilize diversity to make us strong in all areas of Life. This sorority provides support for our fellow sisters through positions such as our resource and support chair and strives to give back to the greater community through our philanthropy work. Our sorority holds an annual Breakfast in Bloom brunch where we raise funds to support the Anselma house, a local shelter for women and children who have dealt with domestic violence.

This past year we also partnered with Black women in Motion (a Toronto-based, youth-led organization) that empowers and supports black women and survivors of sexual violence. We have partnered with another Greek Life organization (Sigma Chi) to clean up our local communities environment. In the future, we hope to partner with our local Indigenous association to help educate and support the greater community during this difficult time. 

 

Alpha Omega sisters are also scholars. We hold regular study sessions through our resource chair to help sisters during midterm and exam season and have a support chair to support sisters and recommend mental health resources. 

I rushed the sorority in my first year, first semester, and I can confidently say my Life would not be the same had I not joined this amazing organization. I was an only child growing up, so joining this organization allowed me to not only make new friends but meet people who I now consider to be a part of my second family. At Alpha Omega, I feel so welcomed. I’m able to be myself and step out of my comfort zone in a supportive environment. In high school, I never joined any extracurriculars, but through this sorority, I held many positions that taught me valuable skills, including organizational, communication, and time management. Before joining this sorority, I was a quiet and shy girl, but I quickly learned what it means to feel empowered and act as a leader. 

Due to films and other media, I realize people have many concerns when hearing or joining Greek Life. Still, I can assure you Wilfrid Laurier Greek Life, in reality, is nothing like those depicted in film. Each organization has its own set of values and philanthropy that they support throughout the year, including but not limited to the Huntsman Cancer Foundation, Anselma House, Make-a-Wish, and so many more. Through Greek Life, I’ve built so many connections, not only with active members but also with Alumni who always provide career advice when asked. I can honestly say I love Greek Life. I love the sororities, I love the fraternities, and above all, I love Alpha Omega with all of my heart. I hope if your child chooses to rush, they will also find a home and love for Greek Life. 

 

Thank you so much for listening, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any more questions/concerns about anything. I’m happy to help ease any concerns you may have.

 

 

Best Wishes, 

Hayley Brennan 

Alpha Omega Sorority President 

ao.president.wlu@gmail.com