The purpose of the Grand Chapter accreditation program is to outline the basic expectations of fraternities and sororities recognized by Bradley University. In addition, this program assists chapters in monitoring and improving their own activity and performance. The accreditation criteria serve as the foundation for all healthy fraternities and sororities which, if implemented, can enhance the undergraduate experience for the chapter's membership. The requirements are based upon the core values of our fraternity and sorority community.
Chi Omega's crest was adopted in 1902. Centered on the crest is the white carnation, with the Chi to the left and the Omega to the right of the flower. Above these symbols are both the skull and crossbones and the owl. Beneath the carnation are the five letters Rho, Beta, Upsilon, Eta and Sigma. A laurel wreath, used by ancient Greeks to honor scholars and heroes, surrounds all of the emblems known and loved by Chi Omegas.
Our badge is a monogram of the Greek letter "Chi" superimposed over the Greek letter "Omega." The fourteen stones, always pearls or diamonds, are set into the badge.
The white carnation is the flower of Chi Omega. It was chosen for its pure, delicate white color and its refreshing perfume. Our colors are cardinal (red) and straw (yellow).
The skull and crossbones along with the owl are Chi Omega's symbols. The owl, however, is the most recognizable symbol of Chi Omega.