WHY CHI OMEGA
FACTS ABOUT CHI OMEGA
Founded: April 5, 1895, University of Arkansas
UA Chapter Founded: Nu Beta Chapter 1922
Flower: White Carnation
Symbol: Skull and Crossbones
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Motto: Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Every Chi Omega chapter is guided by six founding purposes:
Although all Chi Omegas are diverse and intellectual in nature, we all have one common bond: sisterhood. We regularly host sisterhood events that promote our inclusive culture and fun personalities! Events include skating nights, pumpkin carving, karaoke, ice cream socials, big/little family dinners, and movie nights.
This is the purpose that ensures Chi Omega members will be sustainable and successful in the future. Chi Omega attracts only the most genuine, responsible, and honorable women, who have a strong commitment to success not only in their collegiate years, but for the rest of their lives. As a sisterhood that just celebrated its 125th birthday, Chi Omega continues to foster growth in their members and beyond.
Ever since its founding, Chi Omega has prioritized academic excellence and intellectual pursuits as the ultimate goal of higher education. Our chapter offers many outlets for our members to thrive: tutoring, scholarship banquets, and a majors/minors/study abroad fair are just a few examples of resources available to members. Nu Beta has continually placed top in grades out of the entire UA Greek System. Our 2019 New Members had an overall GPA of 3.67. At the Greek Excellence Awards Banquet in 2016, our chapter was given the Most Outstanding Scholarship Award.
Chi Omega's commitment to involvement results in our diverse membership. Many of our members are active in Student Government Association, Honors College, Alabama Panhellenic Association, Capstone Men and Women, Bama Crew, Young Life, Community Service Center, numerous honor societies, and varsity sports, just to name a few. At the Greek Excellence Awards Banquet in 2018, our chapter was given the award for Most Outstanding University and Community relations. Through outside involvement, Chi Omegas learn to broaden their perspective and work with a variety of people.
Being a Chi Omega isn't just for four years, it's for a lifetime. To prepare members for life beyond college, Nu Beta provides a multitude of resources. Recent events our chapter has hosted include: a social media speaker, a mock interview workshop, resume reviews, career fairs, and alumnae meet and greets. Juniors and seniors participate in meetings where they learn more about the Chi Omega experience as alumnae. Chi Omegas go on to serve our community, state, and nation, and their legacy is constantly felt.
We challenge our members to devote their time to a cause they care about. Every Chi Omega member participates in fundraising for Make-a-Wish, and every Nu Beta volunteers at the local Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama. Beyond those two causes, some of our members have created their own community service activities, such as Dare to Share Your Stuff, Was Blind and Now I See, and UA Soles for Souls. To read more about our national and local philanthropy, visit our philanthropy page!