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.
Story of the Omicron Mu Chapter:
Chi Omega began on the Cal Poly campus
at the beginning of February. There were over 250 women that showed
up for the recruitment and 126 bids were offered to women at Cal Poly.
Since recruitment we have been busy establishing ourselves on the Cal
Poly campus and making a strong name for ourselves.
Chi Omega is founded on six strong
purposes that the women of Chi Omega strive to uphold on a daily basis.
When we joined into the Chi Omega family, the Omicron Mu colony bonded
with one another through the purposes and quickly became sisters.
Some highlights of the last quarter
have been our New Member retreat where we learned songs, held elections,
and were able to begin making event plans for the quarter.
We have participated in various philanthropies
throughout campus, including a city-wide Greek clean up where we were
in charge of painting over graffiti.
We have held many sisterhood events
as well. The scholarship committee organized a great study group for
everyone with plenty of snacks and goodies. The sisterhood committee
planned a beautiful brunch the Sunday before finals to bring everyone
together. It was a great excuse to hang out and rejuvenate before finals
The women of Chi Omega have quickly
bonded to one another under the common goal of changing the status quo
on the Cal Poly Campus. We are all strong leaders and will create a
lasting impression for years to come.