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Chi Omega Nu Beta
PO Box 20768
Tuscaloosa, AL 35402
Leaders
President Katie Plott
Vice President Jenny Lamberth
Secretary Eleanor Brainis
Treasurer Jillian Hartzfeld
New Member Educators Meredith Blanchard

Anna Beth Lancaster
Personnel Mabry Craddock
Recruitment Chairs Bailey Brock

Bridget Boyer
Panhellenic Delegate Leslie Rolfe
House Manager Sara Mizerany

Members
As the largest women's fraternity, Chi Omega has about 17,000 collegiate members at any given time. The Fraternity has devoted significant time and resources to making the Chi Omega experience fun and beneficial to all members.

After Bid Day, the New Member program, and the Initiation experience, you are a Sister in Chi Omega. The Nu Beta chapter has its own traditions, history, and events. You will attend formals, raise money for Make-A-Wish, and watch The Crimson Tide in Bryant-Denny Stadium with your Sisters. You will also have the opportunity to live in our beautiful chapter house, which is currently the largest sorority house on campus. You will have so many friendships and so much fun in Chi Omega!

The national organization of Chi Omega provides certain programming to all its collegians in order to offer members support and equip them to make good life decisions. Each of your college career, Chi Omega will focus on one aspect of the Chi Omega experience.
  • The New Member program begins your life as a Chi Omega. For an in-depth look at our program, visit theNew Member Website .
  • The Sophomore Experience focuses on the fraternal values and ethics.
  • The Junior Experience can be facilitated as a workshop for the whole group or used as an individual resource. It educates our members on issues relevant to women, such as self-esteem, relationship violence, eating disorders, and club drugs.
  • The Senior Experience talks about life after college and covers a broad range of information, from how to join an alumnae chapter to choosing the best financial package when interviewing for a job.
The Chi Omega experience involves:
  • Big Sis Revelation: During the New Member program, you will be matched with a Big Sister in the pledge class ahead of you. She will become a mentor for you and help you through your first year as a Chi Omega. Many pairs remain steadfast friends for life.
  • Initiation Experience: Through the ritual of initiation, you will become a Sister of Chi Omega. It is Chi Omega's sincerest hope that you have a positive and meaningful initiation.
  • Little Sister Experience: During your second year as a Chi Omega, you will be matched with a Little Sister in the pledge class behind you. Just as your Big Sister mentored you during your first year, you will now have the opportunity to make a difference in the life of a New Member. Often, long family trees are kept within chapters and families consisting of a Little Sis, Big Sis, Grand-Big Sis, and Great-Grand-Big Sis are quite close, getting together for dinner or simply to hang out.
  • Social Functions: Chi Omegas love to have fun! Social functions will include themed parties, formals, and a weekend in the spring celebrating the parents of Chi Omegas.
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.


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 300,000 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 Nu Beta chapter of Chi Omega was founded in February 24, 1922.
Chi Omega has six purposes that guide the direction of every chapter and every member.
  • Friendship is what binds people together. Friends are a source of support, self-esteem, affection, and fun. Friendships in Chi Omega span across geography and generations. You have heard the term 'sisterhood,' and this refers to the close bonds of friendship that are made in Chi Omega.
  • High Standards of Personnel means that Chi Omegas are women of integrity and good character. Chi Omegas have high expectations from themselves and for their sisters.
  • Scholarship is a top priority for Chi Omega. Members are expected to care about academics and have a desire to learn. Chi Omega recognizes that collegiate members are students first.
  • Community Service is very important to Chi Omega. In Chi Omega, you will make a difference on your campus and in your community. Extending a helping hand makes the world a better place and makes you a better person.
  • Campus Activities develop Chi Omegas into well-rounded women. Members work with others on campus and in the community to develop outside interests and to gain different points of view.
  • Career Development prepares Chi Omegas for life's work. Chi Omega teaches you practical skills that make you marketable in the working world. Chi Omegas are expected to work earnestly at whatever they do.
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.
The University of Alabama hosts recruitment each year in August. All RIFs or letters of recommendation can be made out to our Recruitment Chairs, Bailey Brock and Bridget Boyer, or our Recruitment Advisor Lynn Anderson, and sent to P.O. Box 20768, Tuscaloosa, AL 35402. RIFs must be completed by mid-July.
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.

The Nu Beta chapter at the University of Alabama consistently meets Chi Omega's scholarship requirements. We always place above the all-women's GPA as well as the campus-wide GPA. This year, our average fall GPA was 3.51, which placed Nu Beta in 2nd highest GPA ranks. Congrats girls!
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.

Nu Beta hosts two annual events for Make-A-Wish, including a pancake breakfast before a home football game and a spring cookout. The 2014 Wake Up For A Wish pancake breakfast raised over $43,000 for Make-A-Wish.

The Nu Beta chapter's local philanthropy is service spent at the Boys and Girls Club of West Alabama. The chapter hosts several events for the kids including a Halloween Carnival and Valentine Cookie Decorating Party. Nu Betas also volunteer each semester, spending time on their own with the kids.

In addition to our local and national philanthropy, Nu Beta is also extremely involved on and off campus. Our Panhellenic Delegate relates news to the chapter about any upcoming service events, so Chi Omega is represented well in the Tuscaloosa community.
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