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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.
Contact Us
Gamma Kappa Chapter
306 Wigwam Hollow Road
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: 309-836-1020
Email: chiomega@wiu.edu
Website: Chi Omega Gamma Kappa
Facebook: Chi Omega WIU
Twitter: @ChiOmegaWIU
Instagram: wiuchiomega

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.p> 

High Standards
Sisterhood and High Standards means that we are women of integrity and good character.  We have high expectations for ourselves and for our Sisters.  We strive daily to be role models to others.
 

Leaders
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Member Educator: Ashley Frieson
Panhellenic Delegate: Lauren Zager
Chapter President: Hilary Kave
Recruitment Chair: Annmarie Bedolla
Chapter Secretary: Lauren Ellis
Chapter Vice President: Cassie Burns
Personnel Chair: Becca Adamec
Chapter Treasurer: Beth White
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.



The Gamma Kappa Chapter has donated 959 hours and $11858.58 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation®!

We are so proud to announce our first ever Walk for Wishes event was a HUGE success!

Over $10,300 was raised to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation® and to help grant the wish of a boy and his family!

Thank you to everyone for your support and we hope to see you out there with us next 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.

The Gamma Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega at Western Illinois University was founded on January 22, 1983. Since then, the young wom en of Gamma Ka ppa have conti nued to grow together in sisterhood and contribute to the community and their campus.

 
Personal Development
Career and Personal Development prepares us for life’s work and makes us marketable regardless of the path we choose.  Sisters serve as mentors and coaches along the way.  Chi Omega promotes personal growth and teaches us to work earnestly at whatever we choose to do.
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.

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Gamma Kappa is EXCITED to welcome our newest pledge class Omicron Beta to our sisterhood! Congratulations!

Gamma Kappa's 2013 recruitment table.

Welcome Home 2012 Rho Chi's!
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.
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.
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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.

The women of Gamma Kappa, along with every Chi Omega, carry the symphony in their heart and exemplify the standards and virtues that the symphony stands for.

crest_3c.gifTo live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be, in the best sense, democratic rather than 'exclusive', and lovable rather than 'popular'; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be  discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her  highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high  purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.


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Welcome
We would like to wish everyone a great summer!  We thank you for taking the time to look at our website, and we hope that you can see how Chi Omega has influenced us in our lives.  We hope that this website has provided you with information about why Chi Omega has made us better women not just in our college experience, but that it will influence us for the rest of our lives.
Sincerely,
The Ladies of Gamma Kappa