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Chi Omega Xi Beta
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04473


President: Christie Volkernick
Vice President: Rho Gamma
Secretary: Rho Gamma
Treasurer: Rho Gamma
New Member Educator: Nicole Brown
Personnel Chair: Jennifer Daley
Recruitment Chair: Allison Farr
Panhellenic Delegate: Catherine Reynolds
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 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.
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.


Not only is Chi Omega the largest women's fraternity in the country--it is also the largest women's organization. Every year chapters recruit new members to carry on the traditions of Chi Omega. The Xi Beta chapter welcomes new members into its sisterhood every fall. 

Chi Omegas Are: Scholars, Panhellenic Officers, Cheerleaders, Student Government Representatives, Athletes, Philanthropic Leaders, Rho Gammas, Academic Tutors, Dancers, Volunteers, Student Organization Leaders, Soldiers and more. Chi Omega is composed of a diverse group of women who are dedicated to serving others, building the community and striving for academic excellence. 

Chi Omega’s symbols are a visual representation of our purposes and ideals.
The Chi Omega Member Badge

The Crest of Chi Omega

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 Xi Beta Chapter of Chi Omega!

The Xi Beta Chapter of Chi Omega was installed on December 2, 1921. Originally an agricultural sorority at the University of Maine, the sisters of Beta Gamma were invited to be chartered as a chapter of Chi Omega. Chi Omega has a strong legacy at the University of Maine. Our sisters are involved in many leadership positions on campus, excel as scholars, and enjoy helping the surrounding community. We know that some of the most important parts of college are those experiences not found in the classroom, such as building life-long friendships and knowing you have made a difference in the lives of those around you.