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.


We were originally started as a woman's social club named Theta Sigma Tau.  In October 1967, Theta Sigma Tau had twenty-one (21) charter members.  The first officers were:  President:  Sally Simpson (Morehead) Vice President:  Martha Campbell (Maysville) Secretary:  Susie Meade (Neon) Treasurer:  Mary Ann Cline (Morehead).  The first selected Mrs. Mary Jo Netherton and Dr. Mary Northcutt as their faculty advisors and Mrs. Sue Simpson as the alumnae advisor.  On January 4th, the Student Life Committee approved the constitution and by-laws and Theta Sigma Tau became the fifth (5th) woman's social club at Morehead State University.  Theta's picked burgundy and white as their colors, the white carnation as their flower and the owl as their mascot.  The Theta's pin was kite shaped.  It was yellow gold with whole white pearls and had the Greek letters of Theta Sigma Tau on a black background.  There were two symbolic stars located on both sides of the Greek letters.  On February 12, 1969, Student Life approved the "locals" affiliations with the Chi Omega National Fraternity and pledging began on February 16th.  On May 3, 1969, the Chi Chapter at Transylvania University installed the Epsilon Theta Chapter of Chi Omega at Morehead State University.