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 Phi Gamma chapter of Chi Omega was established at LSU in 1924. The sisters of Phi Gamma pride themselves in upholding the standards of Chi Omega through fun activities such as Owl Pal Parties, Big Sis/Lil Sis, Grubs, Crush Party, White Carnation Formal and a variety of other social events.
The sisterhood promotes sincere learning and credible scholarship by maintaining an overall GPA of 3.2, and by membership in LSU's honorary societies such as Omicron Delta Kappa, Rho Lambda and Mortar Board. Also, this past semester, Phi Gamma was awarded Highest Sorority GPA.
LSU Phi Gammas are also involved in quality activities on campus, including Greek Week, Homecoming, and Songfest. Chi O's are also members of a variety of campus organizations. LSU Ambassadors, Student Government, LSU Student Alumni Association and Tiger Athletic Foundation are a few of the outlets that Phi Gammas use to contribute to the campus community.
Volunteering with Baton Rouge Green, Art of the Season and Ocean Commotion are also ways members promote service. Chi Omega holds an annual tennis tournament, Chi-O Open, which raised over eight thousand dollars for the Make-A-Wish Foundation this past year.
The founders of Chi Omega encourage career development in undergraduates as well as post-graduate work, including nursing school, physical therapy school, medical school, law school and graduate school.