It is widely known that Chi Omega is the largest sorority in America, as people regularly comment that one out of every five Greek women are a member of the sorority represented by owls, carnation red and straw.
Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas there are six purposes of the sorority: friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and credible scholarship, participation in campus activities, career and personal development and community service.
This past weekend the ladies of Chi Omega came together for Chi Omega’s 58th Biennial Convention at the JW Marriot Grande Lakes Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Those in attendance from each collegiate chapter were the president, treasurer, personnel advisor, financial advisor, and the housing advisor, as well as alumnae members and their guests.
Alumnae, advisors and collegians attended academic, philanthropic and leadership workshops, group meals, meetings and events that cultivated friendships. There were also awards banquets and receptions to honor those who made exceptional contributions to Chi Omega’s national philanthropy, the Make a Wish Foundation. Additionally, attendees also had the opportunity to partake in the Owl Trot, a run/walk to benefit the Chi Omega Foundation’s Owl Tree.
Those in attendance said the convention was wonderful and proved to further strengthen Chi Omega’s commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, inter-generational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.