Our 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 bind over 260,000 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, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.



Here at Psi Chapter at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, we have the privilege of being surrounded with our Fraternity's rich history.  Located close to campus are the graves of our founders, Jobelle Holcombe and Dr. Charles Richardson.  Our chapter house is listed on the National Historic Registry.  Psi chapter donated the Chi Omega Greek Theatre and the Chi Omega Foundation to the University.  The Greek Theatre is the largest donation by a Greek Organization to a university and is the only strucutre of its kind in the United States.  Each peprally is held at the Greek Theatre! It is very special to be a part of this chapter which has now initiated over 3,000 wonderful women!