Chi Omega sorority was founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas by Jobelle Holcombe, Jean Vincenheller, Ina May Boles, Alice Simonds and Dr. Charles Richardson. There are six purposes of the Chi Omega sorority - friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and credible scholarship, participation in campus activities, career and personal development and community service. The ladies of Chi Omega are committed to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, inter-generational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.
The official philanthropy of the Chi Omega sorority is the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"Hellenic culture and Christian ideals"
- The Chi Omega colors are cardinal and straw
- The symbols of Chi Omega are an owl, skull and crossbones
- The flower of Chi Omega is the white carnation
- The jewels of Chi Omega are the pearl and diamond
- The nickname Chi-O
- Chi Omega is the largest member of the National Panhellenic Conference
- Chi Omega has had more than 290,000 members initiated and currently has 173 collegiate chapters
- Chi Omega is currently the nation’s largest sorority
- Sylvia Hitchcock (Former Ms. Universe)
- Harper Lee (Author of To Kill a Mockingbird)
- Pat Summit (NCAA Championship Women’s Basketball Coach)
- Lucy Liu (Actress)
- Tamira Cole (1st African American accepted into Chi Omega, 2009 Miss Black Kentucky)
Chi-O, XO, Chi Oh, Chi Omegas, Kai Omega, Kai Oh