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.
Xi Chapter was founded in 1901 and continues to carry on Chi Omega's traditions on Northwestern University's campus.The Chi Omega Symphony, which expresses all the values of Chi Omega and is upheld by every chapter across the country, was written here at Xi chapter over 100 years ago by a freshman girl the evening before her initiation.





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University of Arkansas, Psi Chapter, 1897