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.
Our group was formed in December, 2005 by Roanoke College alumna Erin Oefelein. A core group of members including Erin became the officers of the group in January, 2006.
We get together approximately four-six times a year. Activities have included dinner at area restaurants, "Game Night" at a sister's home, a "Makeover Night", "Significant Other/Family Night" with the Salem Avalanche, and assisting the local college chapters with activities. In addition, we have volunteered as a group with community events such as Festival in the Park and the annual walk up Mill Mountain which benefits the Make-A -Wish Foundation.
Dues are only $20 a year. Please contact one of us listed on the contact page if you have any questions. We look forward to meeting you soon!