The Chi Omega Story

It all began on April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas when four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bond over 300,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship - striving to provide each sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, inter generational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.

 

Founding Omicron Mu

Chi Omega began on the Cal Poly Campus in February 2008. There were over 250 women who showed up for the recruitment and 126 bids were offered to women at Cal Poly. Since recruitment, we have been busy establishing ourselves on the Cal Poly campus and making a strong name for ourselves. Chi Omega is founded on six strong purposes that the women of Chi Omega strive to uphold. When we joined the Chi Omega family, the Omicron Mu colony bonded with one another through the purposes and quickly became sisters. The women of Chi Omega have quickly bonded to one another under the common goal of changing the status quo on the Cal Poly Campus! We are all strong leaders and will create a lasting impression for years to come.

 

Chi O Fun Facts

  • Chi Omega is currently the largest Greek women's fraternity.
  • One in every four sorority women is a Chi Omega.
  • In the century since the founding of our Fraternity, more than 250,000 women have chosen to be part of our sisterhood. 
  • There are over 400 Alumnae Chapters (both affiliated and non-affiliated) throughout the nation. Some are small, informal groups while others have memberships in the hundreds and  operate within formal structures. 
  • Chi Omega was the first greek organization to publish significant literature and to do broad research on women's achievements.