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Activities
Participation in Activities develops us into well-rounded people.  We engage with others to develop outside interests and expose us to new and differing points of view.   By contributing in the larger world, we demonstrate that Chi Omega makes a difference in the lives of women.

Chi Omega is an excellent connection to the 800 clubs and organizations our campus has to offer. With members involved in hundreds of campus groups, the ladies of the  Omicron chapter have countless opportunities to develop and strengthen their leadership skills. Known on campus for our commitment to student life, Chi Omega is home to student government leaders, engineering board members, cheerleaders and student activists. Our sisters never miss an opportunity to stand out, holding titles including:  2004, 2005 2006 and 2007 Homecoming Queen, Student Ambassador, Student Senate Representative, Panhellenic Council Board, Illini Pride membership and Student Alumni Association leader. Chi Omega's do it all!
Contact Us
Chi Omega - Omicron Chapter
907 S. Wright St.
Champaign, IL 61820

 President: Elizabeth Berton
 berton2@illinois.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.

Cheering on the Illini at football games or getting ready together before a night of dancing, traveling to exotic locations over spring break, or dressing-up for St. Patrick's Day, the sisters of Chi Omega at the University of Illinois are just that - sisters.
 Chi Omega is about genuine friendships that last a lifetime. From long nights bonding with roommates while typing term papers, to manicures and shopping on Green Street, rollerblading around the Quad and hours of reality TV in the Pine Room, Chi Omega is about meeting the women who will become your family away from home, your dearest confidants and your best friends.
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.



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.


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.


One hundred and eighteen years after its inception, the  Omicron chapter of Chi Omega is home to more than 170 women who bring diverse talents and passions to our sorority. With members involved in hundreds of campus and civic activities, sports and organizations, the Omicron chapter is a place for fun, for leadership, for service and for learning. Whether we are chatting in the Piano Room before formal dinner, lounging on the couches in the Pine Room between classes, or staying up with our sisters while working in the study carrels, 907 S. Wright Street is truly a home to every Chi Omega.

 

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.

The length of the Omicron tenure at the University of Illinois has enabled our chapter to reach an extraordinary caliber of achievement. The continual success of actives in choosing new members who view Chi Omega's past ideals as markers for their own accomplishment, has been vital to continuing the traditions of the Omicron chapter. While today's Chi Omega actives are quite different from the house's original members, we clearly share with the founders a desire to use our energy, talents and gifts to benefit society.  Formal recruitment at Illinois for the year 2013 begins on September 9 and concludes with Sisterhood Day/Bid Distribution on September 19.  The deadline for women to register as potential recruits through the Panhellenic Council is September 8.  If you would like to provide a recommendation for a woman going through recruitment, please contact illinois.chiomega@gmail.com for additional information.

Scholarship
Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship means that we care about our intellectual development.  We embrace the spirit and excitement of learning throughout our lives and encourage others to better themselves.

The ladies of Chi Omega at the University of Illinois have perfected the balance between extracurricular activities, social engagements and scholastic ambitions. With current members earning an all-house GPA of 3.48 in the fall of 2013, we continuously rank among the top Illinois Panhellenic GPA's. We are extremely proud of our academic success, and we constantly strive to promote academic excellence to each member of our chapter. Hard work, dedication and a commitment to personal excellence is always rewarded at Chi Omega.

 

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Welcome

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.