Omega’s symbols are a visual representation of our purposes and ideals.
Our symbols are a visual representation of our purposes and ideals. The Chi Omega Greek Letters are the Chi (X) and the Omega (O). They were selected by the founders, who cut cardboard into the shapes of Greek letters, shuffled, arranged and rearranged them on the floor until they found the monogram CHI OMEGA. They liked the combination and decided it would be the name of the sorority.
Chi Omega's crest was adopted in 1902. Centered on the crest is the white carnation, with the Chi to the left and the Omega to the right of the flower. Above these symbols are both the skull and crossbones and the owl. Beneath the carnation are the five letters Rho, Beta, Upsilon, Eta and Sigma. A laurel wreath, used by ancient Greeks to honor scholars and heroes, surrounds all of the emblems known and loved by Chi Omegas.
Our badge is a monogram of the Greek letter "Chi" superimposed over the Greek letter "Omega." The fourteen stones, always pearls or diamonds, are set into the badge.
The white carnation is the flower of Chi Omega. It was chosen for its pure, delicate white color and its refreshing perfume. Our colors are cardinal (red) and straw (yellow).
The skull and crossbones along with the owl are Chi Omega's symbols. The owl, however, is the most recognizable symbol of Chi Omega.