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.

History of Mu Gamma

In the fall of 1867, the Zetolophian Literary Society was founded. Membership included women students interested in literary work. Programs, opened to faculty and students, were given weekly. In 1912, it became a social fraternity with the name of Zeta Lambda Sigma. They were called Zetos. They led the campus in scholarship and extracurricular activities. On May 14, 1927, the group was installed as the Mu Gamma Chapter of Chi Omega. It was the second chapter in Missouri. The installation was held in the Christian Church in Canton, MO. At first, the chapter had a room in Henderson Hall. Later it was given a room in the dorm, Johnson Hall. In 1942, the girls moved into the first sorority house on the hill, and in 1947, they moved into Cason Hall, where they still reside.