My name is Carolina Vargas and I am beyond words to have received the utmost honor of being chosen to be the 2016 Sweetheart for the Lambda Iota chapter of Sigma Chi at Florida International University. I am a proud sister of Alpha Xi Delta which has given the chance to actively participate in Relay for Life, Dance Marathon, various philanthropic events and has opened the door to various job opportunities. I am currently a senior business student majoring in Marketing. 


I have been exposed to many life changing opportunities that have made me the person I am today. This is by far one of my most life changing opportunities that have crossed my path and I am determined to be the best sweetheart that I can be. When I met the gentlemen of Sigma Chi it was love at first sight. All the brothers welcomed me with open arms. They all have such warm and generous hearts and have never failed to continuously make me smile. Not only does their astonishing chivalry take my breath away but also how they have the best brotherhood and respect towards each other. These men uphold the values of friendship, justice and learning with the utmost pride and due to this, I am humbled to have the opportunity to represent them in such a manner.


From pledge class to pledge class I see the continued growth and development of this beautiful chapter. These men make me so proud and I know they will do nothing but great things. I can’t thank you enough to have chosen me to be beside you all along the way. In the celebration of their 5-year anniversary on campus, the accomplishments they have achieved are beyond any expectations. From being the first fraternity on campus to hold a 5K run/walk to raising the most money towards philanthropy than any other fraternity or sorority on campus. I am in awe by the amount accomplishments these gentlemen have achieved in such little time and I know this is just the beginning of what they are capable of accomplishing.  


As Sweetheart, my duty is to always be there when any brother needs me, individually or collectively, to help them reach their fullest potential in everything they do and to ultimately take advantage of every moment and opportunity to keep leading this chapter toward greatness.