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Chapter Updates
Congratulations to our 85 New Initiates! 

Contact Us
Chi Omega Phi Delta Chapter
P.O. Box 866
Mississippi State, MS 39762
phone: 731-217-8543
vym5@msstate.edu
Friendship
Friendship is what binds us to each other and to our Fraternity.  The friendships we develop in Chi Omega give us a home across geography and generations and give us lasting support throughout our lives.
"Chi Omega friendship is worth more than gold,
Its not had for the asking, no place is it sold.
You can't find it in a book or on a shelf...
You just have to be a Chi Omega yourself!"
Leaders
Name Email Position
Olivia Cohen oc71@msstate.edu President
Mary Lowry Nemeth
mn210@msstate.edu V.P.
Natalie Ethridge
nge5@msstate.edu Secretary
Gwen May
glm107@msstate.edu Treasurer
Emily Dance ed307@msstate.edu New Member
Educator
Margaret Virden
mv141@msstate.edu Personnel
Chair
Maggie Iupe mli21@msstate.edu Recruitment
Chair
Mary Elizabeth Peacock
mep269@msstate.edu Panhellenic
Delegate
Kelsey Megginson
km695@msstate.edu House Manager
Kathryn Laughlin kathrynlaughlin@ymail.com Advisor
Links
MSU Panhellenic:
www.msupan.com

Chi Omega Phi Delta Chapter Website:
www.chiomegamsu.com

Chi Omega National Website:
www.chiomega.com
Make-A-Wish Foundation
The Make-A-Wish Foundation is Chi Omega Fraternity's National Philanthropy. Since the start of our alliance, Chi Omegas have made a difference in many children's lives through volunteering time, talents, and dollars. The Make-A-Wish Foundation has honored Chi Omega for the incredible volunteer efforts of our members.




In the spring of 2011, the Phi Delta Chapter will finally grant a wish to Zoe, a nine-year-old girl from Starkville, MS. Her wish is to go to Disney World, and fortunately she will get to do so because of the efforts put forth by the alliance of Chi Omega and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. 
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.
Recruitment
Chi Omega is FUN! Every year, over 5,000 young women across America join the largest women’s fraternity in the world for sisterhood and lifelong friendships.


EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE, SOME JUST CHOOSE MORE WISELY :) !! GO CHI O!

The Phi Delta Chapter is SO excited about rush starting! If you are interested in sorority recruitment, all you have to do is sign up through Mississippi State Panhellenic website!

Thursday, August 11th- Go Greek Day
Friday, August 12th- Philanthropy Party
Saturday, August 13th- Theme Night
Sunday, August 14th- Preference Night
Monday, August 15th- BID DAY!!



Service
Community Service means that we want to make a difference on our campuses and in our communities.  We know that giving back to others unselfishly makes the world a better place and makes us better people.   Serving and giving helps to connect us.
Make-A-Wish Foundation  
   One of Chi Omega's six purposes is philanthropy and community service. Our founders thought it important for sisters to devote time to causes greater than themselves. Throughout its history, Chi Omega charged each collegiate chapter to adopt a philanthropic project according to their local communities' needs. The Phi Delta chapter supports many local philanthropies. These include tutoring children at Brickfire, giving makeovers to children at the Palmer Home, hosting a fall carnival for the children at the Palmer home, and many more. In the late 1990's, the Governing Council recognized the immense impact of our 300,000 initiates in Chi Omega could have within the world of community service, and they began to investigate possible partnerships with national philanthropies.
   In 2002, Chi Omega announced The Make-A-Wish Foundation as thier national philanthropy. In the first four years of service with Make-A-Wish, Chi Omega has raised over $2 million and given over 100,000 volunteer hours. Chi Omega's goal is to have both collegiate and alumnae chapters become increasingly involved in volunteering and fundraising for The Make-A-Wish Foundation and to assist in the granting of wishes to many special children.

Chi Omega Classic
   Each Spring, Chi Omega hosts a tennis tournament to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Students at Mississippi State, residents of Starkville, and many avid tennis players from around Mississippi and Alabama sign up to participate in the tournament. The entry fees paid by the players and rffle tickets enables the Phi Delta Chapter of Chi Omega to raise a lot of money to give to Make-A-Wish. The donated money helps us to grant wishes to terminally ill children. This tournament shows our campus as well as the community of Starkville the dedication that Chi Omega as to its national philanthropy, The Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Fall "Chi-O" Carnival
Each year, the Phi Delta chapter of Chi Omega reaches outside of their campus environment to help others in need. The children of Palmer Home are invited to the Chi-O carnival located right in the back yard of the Chi Omega house. The Carnival is kicked off by each child being greeted at the front door with a juice box, fresh popcorn, and a great big bag full of candy. The children proceed to different game booths set up all over the house as well as in the backyard. The children enjoy having their faces painted, throwing pies at the faces of a few brave Chi-O's, bobbing for apples, three-legged races, space jumps, hula hoop contests, and much more! If you come around, you will see that our college students enjoy this fun just as much as the children! After a long afternoon of lots of fun, our entire chapter realizes how fortunate we are and how little effort it takes to make someone's life a little bit better, even if just for an afernoon.

Other Philanthropies
Our local chapter has also put together a "Cooking with Chi-O" cookbook. Over 1000 have been sold so far. The book includes recipes put together by our own Chi Omega Sisters.
Many afternoons, girls of Chi-O travel over to the Palmer Home to give the little girls makeovers. The joy on thier faces as they get to hang out with "big girls" is so rewarding!


Symphony
The Chi Omega Symphony has reflected the purposes of Chi Omega members since its composition in 1904 by Ethel Switzer Howard on the eve of her initiation into the Xi Chapter of Chi Omega at Northwestern University.

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Welcome

On March 14, 1936 the local Phi Sigma at Mississippi State College became the Phi Delta Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. Chi Omega was the first national Greek-letter society to place a chapter at Mississippi State College, today Mississippi State University.  Phi Sigma Sorority was organized in September 1933. With the help of two local Chi Omega alumnae in developing the organization, the group petitioned for a chapter of Chi Omega. The petition was granted, and Miss Christelle Ferguson was in charge of the installation of Phi Delta Chapter, assisted by Kappa Beta Chapter of Rhodes College, Tau of the University of Mississippi, and Nu Beta of the University of Alabama. The new chapter had 14 active members who began a legacy that would thrive for decades to come on the campus of MSU.

In its 75 years of existence, Chi Omega has contributed greatly to the lives of young college women. As the largest sorority on campus with 246 active members, the Phi Delta Chapter represents a diverse group of women that involves themselves in a variety of organizations and activities. Whether it's Student Association, Road Runner, Alumni Delegate, Diamond Girl, Campus Crusade, Shackouls Honors College, Fashion Board, MSU athletics or intramural sports, Chi Omegas are involved in it all. Each year Chi Omegas receive numerous honors, such as Academic Honoraries, Greek Woman of the Year, Most Outstanding Woman, Undergraduate Woman of the Year, Miss MSU, Homecoming Queen and Maids, and Spirit of State. Chi Omega also takes pride in its high ranking scholarship, maintaining the highest GPA on Sorority Row for twenty years now. Additionally, the chapter as a whole promotes Greek unity by participating in other Greek organizations' philanthropic events.