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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.



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Year after year, Alpha Lambda takes the university by storm by participating in numerous activites around campus as leaders and role models. The women of Chi Omega are highly involved in honor societies, participating in plays, and many other organizations on campus. Many participate in on-campus jobs and academic groups related to their majors. Campus intramurals is a favorite activity for sisters to enjoy and conquer together. Chi Omega participates in the intramural indoor and outdoor soccer, basketball, volleyball, and flag football.
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Contact Us
Alpha Lambda Chapter, Chi Omega
1509 Chapel Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46383

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.



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"On the outside looking in you can never understand it, on the inside looking out you can never describe it "~Sister Jennifer Halbert
 
Alpha Lambda integrates sisterhood into all that we do.  We frequently have sisterhood events such as BBQs, apple picking, hayrides, ice skating, country line-dancing, and a Christmas brunch for the holidays.  We enjoy getting to know one another and spending time with our sisters.
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.




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Our sisters hold not only ourselves but each other to a higher standard in everything we do.  We always strive to better ourselves in every aspect in and out of the classroom.
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 Alpha Lambda chapter hosts "Swishes for Wishes" for Make-A-Wish every spring. It is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament with participants from all over our university and the community. Teams pay to participate and there are raffles throughout the day for items donated by local businesses. 

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Members
The Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity: 
 Anna Scudiero
Cassie Hailey
Chrissie Capobianco

Erika Schoemann
Erin Harrington
Frances Pollaro
Grace Keller
Grace Lusk
Haley DeYoung
Kelsey Christiansen
Kelsey Fitzpatrick
Krista Besser
Kristine Gordon
Lauren Robinson
Lexi Elisha
Lisa Bowman
Lizzie Bauman

Marie Gibson
Meagan McCarver
Megan Smith
Mia LaBarbera

Molly Thomas
Sam Schroll
Sam Sommer
Sara Tomasbi
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.


Our chapter, Alpha Lambda, was founded on March 28th, 1998. Since then we have grown into a sisterhood with many traditions and a strong presence on Valpo's campus.  We wear our letters with great pride.  We look forward to growing the Chi Omega tradition at Valpo for generations to come.
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.


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Career and Personal Development is of great importance to us.  We put on mock interviews, review our resumes, and even held a Nurses' Night which allowed current nursing majors to connect with people in that profession.  Our chapter does everything we can to prepare our members for life after college.
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.



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Scholarship is one purpose that links us together.  We all strive to excel in our academics.  In the spring of 2013, our new member class had the highest GPA of all sororities on campus.  We are extremely proud of our academic achievements and continue to strive to succeed in the classroom.
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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Community service is a major aspect of our organization.  We take great pride in helping the surrounding community both on and off campus.  We not only participate in activities as a sisterhood but also as individuals.  A few volunteer opportunities that we participate in include VU Day of Caring, OE Pack-a-thon, and Cafe Manna.  Alpha Lambda also puts on our own philanthropy event, Swishes for Wishes, every year for our National philanthropy Make-a-Wish. 

 

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.

"To 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
Welcome to the Alpha Lambda chapter of Chi Omega!  We hope that this website will give you a glimpse of our chapter and what it means to be a part of our sisterhood. Also check us out on Twitter at @ValpoChiOmega and Facebook at the Valparaiso University Chi Omega page!