Chapter Site
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 remains one of the top contenders in Greek Games and Intramural Sports. Since sororities have been participating in Greek Games, Chi Omega sisters have dominated in the pyramid event and Greek Games as a whole. Last year, our Chi-O Crazies IM volleyball team made it to the finished 3rd in the playoffs. In the IM Swim Meet, Chi Omega won the overall meet, won both Relays, and had 6 individual first place finishes.

The Gamma Lambda sisters of Chi Omega are very involved in other activities on campus. For example, we have over thirty members playing eleven varsity and club sports including volleyball, basketball, cheerleading, golf, lacrosse, soccer, track and field, cross country, softball, cycling and triathlon. We had 6 girls compete and finish in Rose-Hulman's Triathlon in 2010.

There are also many sisters participating in organizations such as Society of Women Engineers, The Rose Thorn (school newspaper), AXE (chemical engineering professional fraternity), Circle K, Blue Key, Alpha Phi Omega (service fraternity), Habitat for Humanity, Engineers Without Borders and so much more. We have almost 40 sisters on the Career Fair Team. Needless to say, the sisters of the Gamma Lambda Chapter are involved and well cultured women.
Chapter Updates

Congrats to the Rose-Hulman Volleyball Team on their first place finish in Conference! We wish our sisters luck as they travel to Transylvania for Conference Tournament play!

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Congrats to Liz Evans for winning the NCAA Division 3 Indoor Women's High Jump National Title! She earned the title by clearing 5' 7 3/4" on her first attempt. We are so proud of you!

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E-mail Brittany Lake your resumes so that she can have them on record and help girls out! Also let her know if you have an internship, co-op, or job lined up for the near future!

Contact Us

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Chi Omega, Gamma Lambda
5500 Wabash Ave.
CM 2487
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
boswelkm@rose-hulman.edu




Kira Boswell (President)
CM 450
boswelkm@rose-hulman.edu 

Kylie McCollum (Vice President)
CM 2328
mccollkm@rose-hulman.edu 

Julia Douglas (Secretary)
CM 2173
douglaji@rose-hulman.edu 

Kate Dangel (Treasurer)
CM 511
dangelkc@rose-hulman.edu

Paige Pinkstaff (New Member Educator)
CM 779
pinkstpl@rose-hulman.edu 

Nicky Wheeler (Personnel)
CM 2545
wheelene@rose-hulman.edu 

Bianca Maled (Recruitment)
CM 2321
maledbe@rose-hulman.edu 

Amanda Kingman (Panhellenic)
CM 638
kingmaal@rose-hulman.edu

April Riddett (Webmaster)
CM 2412
riddetae@rose-hulman.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.




The Friendship and Social Cardinal Cabinet is responsible for planning events where Chi Omegas get to foster friendships withpeople outside of Chi Omega. This includes Date Parties, Chi-O Hayride and Haunted House, Snowy Owl Bowl with FIJI, Trick or Treat for Canned Goods with Pike, Putt-Putt with Triangle, Formal/Semi-Formal, Pimpkin Carving, Christmas Tree Decorating, and other various social events.

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Every year Chi Omega hosts a formal or semi-formal event to which sisters get to bring dates and enjoy a night out with good food, pretty dresses, and lots of fun. This year everyone enjoyed a beautiful formal down at Stables, a restaurant in Terre Haute. This 1920s-themed bash was a ton of fun for everyone, with prizes being awarded to the most creative costumes. Gorgeous dresses were everywhere at this classy affair, as you can see in the pictures below. 

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Leaders
Name Email Position

Executive Officers

Kira
Boswell
boswelkm@rose-hulman.edu President 
Kylie 
McCollum
mccollkm@rose-hulman.edu Vice President
Julia 
Douglas
douglaji@rose-hulman.edu Secretary 
Kate Dangel dangelkc@rose-hulman.edu Treasurer
Paige
Pinkstaff
pinkstpl@rose-hulman.edu New Member Educator
Nicky 
Wheeler
wheelne@rose-hulman.edu Personnel
Bianca
Maled
maledbe@rose-hulman.edu Recruitment
Amanda
Kingman
kingmaal@rose-hulman.edu Panhellenic Delegate

Cardinal Cabinets

Cat
Fiutem
Friendship & Social
Katie 
Ray

Friendship & Social Assistant
Nicole
Gonzalez
Sisterhood
Tori
Becker

Sisterhood Assistant
Sloane
Masden
Community Service Director
Casey 
Levitt
  Community Service Assistant
Nikki 
Buetel
Campus Activities
Maddie
Frost
Career and Personal Development

Other Offices


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Panhellenic President
Sarah 
Jensen
Panhellenic Alternate Delegate
Casey 
Troccoli
Panhellenic Alternate Delegate
Kathryn 
Schmals
  Alumni Relations
Marlo
Niverson
  Foundation Ambassador
Hallie
Drake
Song & Spirit Chair
Hayley
Vonder Harr
Marketing Director
Kali
Nordquist
Corresponding Secretary
Claire 
Raycraft
Historian
April
Riddett
Webmaster

Advisors

Holly Hyland hmhyland76@yahoo.com   Personnel & Social Advisor
Sarah Messmer
Scholarship & Recruitment Advisor
Amy Stubos amyjo4577@yahoo.com  

New Member Advisor
Maggie Lelak skippy@alumni.rose-hulman.edu   Records & Cardinal Cabinet Advisor
Becky Smith rebecca.c.smith@alumni.rose-hulman.edu    Financial & Esoteric Advisor
Mandy Loftus mandyloftus@verison.net  Panhellenic Advisor
Sarah Stalnaker stalnaker_sarh_e@lilly.com   Alumnae Relations Advisor & House Corporation President
Elise Guzman elise.guzman@gmail.com   Assistant New Member Advisor

 

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.

Community service is one of the six fundamental purposes of the Chi Omega fraternity and is a primary focus to the women of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega. The women of the Gamma Lambda Chapter work together to support Chi Omega's alliance with the Make-A-Wish Foundation. To support this alliance, the women of the Rose-Hulman and ISU chapters hold an annual fundraiser called Make A Dish for Make-A-Wish.
 
This event helps the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enish the human experience with hope, strength, and joy. Every year they ask the Make-A-Wish foundatino to allow us to sponsor a local Terre Haute Child. In 2009 we raised $4500 to send a local Vigo County girl to Disney. This year, set a goal of $6000 and came very close, raising $5990.07. In preparation for the event, girls seek support from the community to provide food, donate silent auction basket items, and sponsor carnival games. The event also includes entertainment for younger kids, music, and a 50/50 raffle and takes place in Rose-Hulman's Union with the support of Aramark and the wonderful staff. 2010 was the 7th year our chapter has held a major event in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation and it is always a great success!
Members
Name Email
Pledge Class 2010
Patricia Beddow beddowpj@rose-hulman.edu
Kira Boswell boswelkm@rose-hulman.edu
Kate Dangel dangelkc@rose-hulman.edu
Liz Evans evansea@rose-hulman.edu
Catherine Fiutem fiutemca@rose-hulman.edu
Amanda Kingman kingmaal@rose-hulman.edu
Casey Levitt levittcj@rose-hulman.edu
Jenna Martinek martinj4@rose-hulman.edu
Slone Masden* masdenes@rose-hulman.edu
Stephanie McCown mccownsa@rose-hulman.edu
Audrey Niverson niversal@rose-hulman.edu
Paige Pinkstaff pinkstpl@rose-hulman.edu
Elaine Schaudt schaudem@rose-hulman.edu
Pledge Class 2011
Emily Barker barkerea@rose-hulman.edu
Emily Davis davisen@rose-hulman.edu
Lauren Dobias dobiaslm@rose-hulman.edu
Julia Douglas douglaji@rose-hulman.edu
Maddie Frost frostmm@rose-hulman.edu
Gracie Gibbs gibbsge@rose-hulman.edu
Nicole Gonzalez gonzalnt@rose-hulman.edu
Catie Hidlebaugh hidlebcl@rose-hulman.edu
Stephanie Hull hulls@rose-hulman.edu
Bianca Maled maledbe@rose-hulman.edu
Kylie McCollum mccollkm@rose-hulman.edu
Marlo Niverson niversme@rose-hulman.edu
Kathryn Schmahl schmahka@rose-hulman.edu
Fallon Stinson stinsofr@rose-hulman.edu
Jessica Waldren waldrejm@rose-hulman.edu
Nicky Wheeler wheelene@rose-hulman.edu
Pledge Class 2012
Kelsie Bates bateskl@rose-hulman.edu
Dani Bauhan bauhand@rose-hulman.edu
Tori Becker beckervm@rose-hulman.edu
Allison Beddow beddowal@rose-hulman.edu
Nikki Bueltel bueltene@rose-hulman.edu
Hallie Drake drakehc@rose-hulman.edu
Sarah Jensen jensensc@rose-hulman.edu
Jade Kivela kivelajs@rose-hulman.edu
Savannah Minor minorsn@rose-hulman.edu
Jen Nishida nishidjm@rose-hulman.edu
Kali Nordquist nordqukj@rose-hulman.edu
Katelyn Parkey parkeyka@rose-hulman.edu
Allison Parrent parrenab@rose-hulman.edu
Katie Ray rayek@rose-hulman.edu
Claire Raycraft raycrace@rose-hulman.edu
April Riddett riddetae@rose-hulman.edu
Casey Troccoli troccocj@rose-hulman.edu
Hayley Vonder Harr vonderhr@rose-hulman.edu
Giuiliana Watson watsonge@rose-hulman.edu
Anna Weber weberam1@rose-hulman.edu
Monya Wolf wolfme@rose-hulman.edu


* Legacy

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.
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.

Last year, we welcomed the Gamma Lambda pledge class of 2013! It consisted of 19 new members. We are so proud of these ladies!
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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.

Here at Rose-Hulman wea re all here studying to be engineers, scientists, and mathematicians. Rose-Hulman is an extremely difficult curriculum, but there is a lot of support and motivation in the Gamma Lambda chapter of Chi Omega. All of our sisters work very hard and know that scholarship is important. We are very involved on campus, but understand that being a good student is the first priority. Sisters help each other succeed in school. Some examples include study groups, lab partners, being a tutor for a sister, and class files. Currently Chi Omega has the highest GPA of the sororities and fraternities at Rose-Hulman for the winter 09-10 term with a chapter average of 3.24. This is our 2nd highest chapter GPA of all time (highest in 1996). We also beath the all-Greek average (3.03) and the all women's average (3.19).

We use our weekly chapter meetings to promote good study habits. Every week girls earn the opportunity to enter The Skippy Jar drawing if they did not skip class the previous week. There is a drawing at the end of the term and the girl whose name is drawn wins a prize. Nerd-of-the-Week stories are a fun way for sisters to share funny stories about other sisters who were nerdy during the week. Study tid-bits are fun, quick study tips that are provided to the chapter, weekly. At the beginning of every term we set chapter and individual GPA goals, exchange books (share, borrow, or buy), and pass out finals study packs as a little motivation. Files and tutors are always available upon request to the Scholarship Director. Prior to registration for the next term, girls make professor recommendations from experience. Before finals, study packs are provided. Then after grades are received, rewards are given for academic acheivement.
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.

The girls of the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega partcipate in community service activities year-round. In addition to our major event, Make a Dish for Make a Wish, girls have fun with community service. December brings several events with Christmas right around the corner. Clothe a Child is a widely popular community service event. For this event, girls get up at 4:30 am to help local kids pick out clothes at Wal Mart, donated by Wal Mart. Despite the daunting early start time, the fact that many of these children will not receive anything else for Christmas makes this event important to our girls. Another annual event is Happiness Bag. For this event, girls shop for Christmas presents for an assigned person at Happiness Bag that may not receive many other, if any, Christmas gifts. The girls then have a dressed up dinner with the people at Happiness Bag and the men of Phi Gamma Delta, where Santa delivers the gifts. Also in December, our girls assemble bikes at Bikes for Tykes that will be given to Chrildren in the Terre Haute area.

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At Valentine's Day, we host a Crush Sale including carnations, candy and glass bottles of Crush soda. The proceeds from the Crush Sale went to the American Heart Association this year. In the spring, many girls volunteer weekly at the Terre Haute Human Society, where they are trained to walk and take care of the dogs. Girls also volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Up Til Dawn, and tutoring at the Vigo County Public Library, as well as other organizations. It is important for the sisters of the Rose-Hulman Chi Omega chapter to devote time to the community and strengthen their sisterhood at the same time.
Sisters Flourish

The Sisterhood Cardinal Cabinet strives to bring the sisters of Chi Omega together with bonding activities and fun events. Sisters get to bond during Homecoming, where Chi Omega loves to welcome its alumni back and enjoy the Sisterhood that is for a lifetime. Other much loved events include: Death by Chocolate Night, Cinco de Chi O, quarterly sisterhood events, and Mom's Day. In the future, we are considering adding events such as movie night and laser tagging.

While events are enjoyable and fun to look forward to, real sisterhood takes place everyday. The best times shared with sisters are unplanned and spontaneous. Many girls enjoy getting to live with other sisters and love sharing the best moments of college together. Sisterhood is all about hanging out and enjoying time together.

Symbols
Chi Omega’s symbols are a visual representation of our purposes and ideals.


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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.



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Welcome to the Gamma Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
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