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 Sigma Alpha chapter of Chi Omega was founded on January 4, 1913 and since then has touched the lives of countless Miami women. Here at Miami we are well respected and strive to be involved on campus and in the classroom. Chi Omega is proud to consistently rank among the top sororities in grades and we are passionate about our philanthropy, the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Chi Omega hosts an annual fundraiser, King of the Wing, to raise money to grant wishes to children with life threatening illnesses. The incredible bond of Chi Omega extends from sisterhood activities to social events such as Chee-Omunga and Yippie Chi O. The Chi Omega sisters are well-rounded women who value the importance of scholarship, philanthropy, social involvement, and sisterhood.
Chi Omega is truly a lifelong experience. The sisters you gain will quickly become the best friends you'll ever have. After graduation the bond will continue to grow as sisters become your bridesmaids and "aunts" to your children.
We believe a Chi Omega is not something you become, but is something you have always been.