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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.
Chapter Updates
This Spring 2016, the Phi Lambda Chapter initiated 25 great girls into the Alpha Xi New Member Class.   These fabulous girls have been a wonderful addition to our Sisterhood and we're so happy to have them!

Eight years ago we moved into our house at 444 West James Street. We are extremely excited to be living in this great house! 17 sisters call the house home! House manager Ally Wirshba '16 made so many great improvements this summer. Please stop by and knock on our door if you're in the area! 

We held a successful philanthropy even, DipSync, where we raised over $9,000! We are currently working on putting together a newsletter for this semester. If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Madeleine van Elslander, our Alumni Relations Director ( We look forward to hearing from you!
Contact Us
Phi Lambda Chapter
Franklin & Marshall College
444 West James Street
Lancaster, PA 17603

Questions? Contact our President at:

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.
Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. Our network of Sisters and the spirit of Chi Omega are a home wherever you are. We invite you to connect!

Noel Nakamura President
Lia Janzer Vice President
Caroline Blatt Secretary
Nina Binns Treasurer
Ela Casuriaga Personnel Chair
Hannah Klingenstein Recruitment Chair
Gemma Bendheim Panhel Delegate
Megan Puente New Member Educator
Instagram: @chiomega_fandm 
Twitter: @philambdachio
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.

Our chapter helps raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation through our annual fundraisers. Each spring, we organize DipSync, a lip-syncing and dancing competition, to the Franklin and Marshall campus. Many campus groups entertained a crowd of students and a panel of four judges, who deliberated the winner. In spring 2015, we raised over $20,000 dollars for Make-A-Wish and granted 4 wishes! Dipsync is the largest student run, student attended event on campus. $20,000 is a record for sorority fundraising at F&M. Dipsync 2015 was spearheaded by our philanthropy chair, Allie Rubin '16.

Our fall event is Chi Omega-thon! It is an afternoon of relay races and games that also benefits Make-A-Wish. Like Dipsync, teams pay to play and there are also general admission tickets available!

Twice a semester, sisters sell our homemade baked goods in the college center! It is such a nice way to have a presence on campus and to keep contributing to Make-A-Wish on a regular basis.

Finally, each Halloween, the sisterhood, along with Kappa Sigma, hosts an annual haunted house for the community. Children are able to enter a spooky world filled with crazy cooks, brooding witches, and the occasional ghost. It's not only a fun-filled night for the children, but also for the sisterhood.

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 Phi Lambda Chapter was founded at Franklin & Marshall College in 1987. Since then it has been one of the strongest sororities on campus.
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.

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.
Updates (National)
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Whether you are a proud parent of a Chi Omega, an alum of the Phi Lambda Chapter, or interested in becoming a Chi O at Franklin & Marshall College, this is the perfect place to stay updated and find out more! You will find information from our National Headquarters as well as specific events and information about the Phi Lambda Chapter at F&M. Check out our calendar for important dates to remember -- especially recruitment details. Also, don't miss updates about fundraisers and events for Make-A-Wish Foundation, our national philanthropy!