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.


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 300,000 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 Nu Beta chapter of Chi Omega was founded in February 24, 1922.
Chi Omega has six purposes that guide the direction of every chapter and every member.
  • Friendship is what binds people together. Friends are a source of support, self-esteem, affection, and fun. Friendships in Chi Omega span across geography and generations. You have heard the term 'sisterhood,' and this refers to the close bonds of friendship that are made in Chi Omega.
  • High Standards of Personnel means that Chi Omegas are women of integrity and good character. Chi Omegas have high expectations from themselves and for their sisters.
  • Scholarship is a top priority for Chi Omega. Members are expected to care about academics and have a desire to learn. Chi Omega recognizes that collegiate members are students first.
  • Community Service is very important to Chi Omega. In Chi Omega, you will make a difference on your campus and in your community. Extending a helping hand makes the world a better place and makes you a better person.
  • Campus Activities develop Chi Omegas into well-rounded women. Members work with others on campus and in the community to develop outside interests and to gain different points of view.
  • Career Development prepares Chi Omegas for life's work. Chi Omega teaches you practical skills that make you marketable in the working world. Chi Omegas are expected to work earnestly at whatever they do.