Through the generous contributions of caring supporters and event attendees, our chapter raised $27,547 for the organization in 2013, and we were able to make the wishes of 5 young children possible.
While we enjoy volunteering with our sisters at Chi Omega, many of us also participate in organizations that provide service to our campus and community. Tutoring local grade school students for Vis a Vis, planning a bowling event for Big Brother/Big Sisters, fundraising for St. Jude or serving as a friend in the Best Buddies organization, Chi O's provide hundreds of hours of service to the community each year.
Since its inception, the Omicron chapter has contributed a vibrant and rich legacy to the University of Illinois. Throughout our chapter's history, Chi O's could be found participating in sports, campus government, inter-sorority organizations and organizing political campaigns for a woman's right to vote. Purchasing a stately residence located in the center of campus in 1925, 907 S. Wright Street was an ideal location for the growing chapter and continues to be our home to this day. With its statuesque white columns, wrought iron balcony, and four-story spiral staircase, it comes as no surprise that one anonymous freshman told her hosts at another sorority's rush tea in 1937, "Your house is very nice, but oh, the Chi Omega house is luscious!"
Today our chapter continues to stand as a pillar of the U of I's Greek system. Known on campus for our spirit, you can see Chi O's cheering on their sisters as they are crowned Homecoming Queen, taking a bow as the lead in a theatrical performance or winning a fraternity philanthropy event. As Chi Omega has grown, so too have the traditions and legacies of the Omicron chapter. We hold an immense pride in the charm, grace and passion for life that personifies Chi Omega and the women of our chapter, and the life-long friendships created through our sisterhood.