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.


The Zeta Kappa chapter of Chi Omega was founded at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro on January 10, 1981. Our symbol is the owl, our colors are cardinal red and straw yellow, and our flower is the white carnation. Chi Omega boasts many prominent alumnae, ranging from movie stars, former Miss Americas, governors and astronauts!