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Contact Us
Xi Beta
81 College Ave.
Orono, ME 04473
phone: (207)866-4215


executive Board

President: Victoria Schuyler
Vice President:
Secretary: Lulu Bates
Treasurer: Kara Johnston
New Member Educator: Hillary Goranson
Personnel Chair: Lauren Kinton
Recruitment Chair: Kacy Thibodeau-Harvey
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.

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 being able to know that you have made a difference in the world around you.

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.



Joining a sorority is always a rewarding experience. What you put into your sisterhood is what you get back. Your sisters give you a chance to flourish and become someone better and bigger than yourself. By living a life that encompasses Chi Omega's six purposes you will discover who you are, exceed in scholarship, and be philanthropic. Becoming a Chi Omega leaves you with a lifetime of memories, unforgettable friendships, and a richened college experience.

The 2012 Formal Recruitment is about to start! The following link is where you can learn more about Formal Recruitment and where you can sign up!
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Why join Chi Omega?

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

The Chi Omega Member's Badge

The Crest

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New Member's Pin

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.symphony1.jpg
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Welcome to Xi Beta!

Founded in 1865 as part of a land grant movement, the University of Maine is the flagship university located in Orono. Xi Beta embodies the six purposes of Chi Omega through their everyday activities. The six purposes are friendship, campus activities, community service, career development, high standards of personnel, and scholarship. The sisters GPA is continuously improving, showing that they can balance scholarship with social obligations in and out of the greek community. Most importantly, the sisters of Xi Beta share a unique bond and love to spend time together.