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.
On Saturday, April 30, Alpha Delta Chapter of Chi
Omega was installed on the campus of Indiana State University Teachers
College in Terre Haute, Indiana, thus establishing the first national
social sorority at either of the two teachers Colleges in the state.
The local group to achieve this distinction was the Alpha Chapter of
Alpha Sorority, the oldest in the campus. The spring Alpha Sorority
celebrated her fiftieth anniversary year by affiliating with Chi Omega,
thus becoming the first national sorority on Indiana State's campus.