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.
Come learn more about us, at our personal chapter website! http://wsuchiomega.wix.com/gocougs
Local Story:The Beta
Beta chapter of Chi Omega had its beginning with the WASTACO
(Washington State College) Club. This group was similar to three other
clubs then existing on the campus and resided at the Jane Adams house.
After two years, the WASTACO Club became a local Greek letter
fraternity, Omega Theta, in May of 1919. At this time there were six
national and three local women's fraternities on the campus in addition
to the four club houses. In September 1921, President E.O. Holland
approved the constitution of Omega Theta. In February 1923, the Supreme
Council granted Omega Theta's petition to Chi Comega National Sorority
and on June 9, 1923 thirty-six active and alumnae members of Omega
Theta were installed as the Beta Beta of Chi Omega! In the Fall of
1923, Beta Beta purchased the house at 804 Linden (now 900) and in 1932
the present house was built. In 1962 new additions were made to the
house and the older part was remodeled. We have a brand new heated walk
way, a larger sun porch, and a refinished entrance as of Fall 2007.