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.


Omicron Betas are active around the William and Mary campus as RAs, OAs, Campus Tour Guides, Tribe Athletes, AMP staff, Orchesis dance company, editors of the Virginia Informer, international and domestic service trip leaders and participants, and Student Alumni Council members, to name a few.  
Contact Us
To send recommendations to
Omicron Beta
Chi Omega Recruitment Chair
c/o Office of Student Activities
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187   


To visit Omicron Beta:
200 Richmond Road, House #3
Williamsburg, VA 23186
                                                                  
President
Katie Herring
cvherring@email.wm.edu

New Member Educator
Kristen Kinnear
kmkinnear@email.wm.edu

Recruitment Chair
Ainsley Davis
akdavis01@email.wm.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.

At Omicron Beta we pride ourselves on the strength of our sisterhood. A diverse group of passionate women, we support each other through the highs and the lows of college life. We like to work hard, but find time to play on the weekends through our date parties, mixers and formals.

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Leaders
              CHI OMEGA EXEC BOARD 2011 
                            
Anne Kelly Rhudy akrhudy@email.wm.edu GH- President
Ainsley Davis akdavis01@email.wm.edu GTB- Vice President
Alexis Caris ajcaris@email.wm.edu GKA- Secretary
Elise Rivera edrivera@email.wm.edu GNV- Treasurer
Caroline Raschbaum cdraschbaum@email.wm.edu GM- New Member Educator
Tracy Brinkerhoff tjbrinkerhoff@email.wm.edu Personnel Chair
Andrea Alvarez acalvarez@email.wm.edu Recruitment Chair
Christina Phang csphang@email.wm.edu Panhellenic Delegate




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.



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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.

Local Story :        

A History of the Omicron Beta Chapter of Chi Omega: Until 1918 William and Mary had been solely for the collegiate instruction of men. In that year it was opened to women and twenty-four enrolled. This number has increased to almost two hundred by 1921. And it was in that year that Chi Omega entered the College as the first national fraternity for women on the campus. Omicron Beta, gave Chi Omega its third chapter in Virginia. Omicron Beta was installed by Vesta Lockwood Watson on May 30, 1921. The charter members of the group were as follows; Mary Peebles Wadsworth, Hortense Lewis, Theima Conley, Julia Green, Suzanne Garrett, Mrs. Dorothy M. Geiger, Mrs. Harriet Nichols Garrett, Elizabeth Margaret Smith, Martha Flippo, Charlotte M. Shipman, Margaret Bridges, and Bertha Brooks. Chi Omega's first house, used for meetings only, was a very , very old one, a small two-story brick house in which Patrick Henry was accustomed to stop during his attendance at the Virginia Legislature. The chapter now resides in a spacious home in Sorority Court across from Old Campus.

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.

Dear Potential New Members,
As any Greek woman at the College will tell you, Recruitment is definitely an exciting experience. As a Chi Omega, you can be an involved new member right from the start. You will get constant opportunities to have lunch and dinner dates with older sisters, participate in fraternities' philanthropy events, attend mixers and other social events, and learn all the different ways to get involved on campus. For us, joining Greek Life at William and Mary has enriched our entire college experience. We can't wait for you to feel the same way!

We encourage all women interested in joining W&M's Fall 2011 Recruitment to visit  the W&M Panhellenic Council site and register! GO GREEK!

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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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Omicron Beta Philanthropy
Omicron Beta has made great strides to expand our efforts to raise money for our philanthropy, The Make-A-Wish Foundation.  In the fall semester, the sisters hosted Chi-O Wings for Wishes which is an all you can eat wing event.  This past February, we partnered with the brothers of Sigma Pi for a Valentine's Date Auction in which we raise over $1,000 for Make a Wish!   We sponsored the 7th Annual CHI-O KARAOKE in April of 2011. Various campus organizations formed teams to participate in this dancing and singing competition held at Matoaka Amphitheater.    DSC03492.JPG

Thus far, Omicron Beta has granted two wishes, and we are hoping to grant more soon!  Chi Omega's philantropy chair, Alexis Vera-Cruz, is working hard to raise more money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation and get the chapter involved in the community.

For more information on Make-A-Wish, please visit www.makeawisheastva.com.
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Welcome

Welcome to Chi Omega!


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The sisters of the Omicron Beta chapter at the College of William and Mary welcome you to our website!
 Here you can find information about our chapter and Chi Omega in general.
 If you are a prospective new member, please feel free to check out our recruitment link below!
 If you would like more information, please use the "contact us" link to get in touch!