Chapter Site
Contact Us
Chapter Mailing Address
For all correspondence please contact Chi Omega Columbus, OH Alumnae Chapter at for a mailing address.

Also, please check our "Leaders" for other contacts. (Listed in the "Leaders" box on the main page of our website.)

Stay connected:
  • Sign up for our E-mail Blast or if you are already on our list, change your preferences. We have several lists:
    1. Receive all e-mails
    ... or select from the following lists:
    2. Alumnae Events (9 to 10 a year)
    3. Young Alum Events (under 30) - every other month
    4. Requests to support OSU Zeta Alpha Chapter (donate food, time) 3 - 4 a year
    5. Sister Info / Requests -- What is going on with our sisters? Who got married? Who had a child/grandchild? Does someone need a job/find a roommate? Are you involved in something and need help? Share something special in your life. (Contact Erin Sanford if you'd like something communicated,

  • Stay connected and receive e-mail event reminders by joining our Facebook group. You'll hear about the major events, but not all the same information sent via our e-mail basts.

Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. Our network of Sisters and the spirit of Chi Omega are a home wherever you are. We invite you to connect!

Connected Chi Os

Being part of Chi Omega means being part of a community of sisters to rely on, laugh with and celebrate with throughout all stages of life. With events for young alums, mommies, wine lovers, recent graduates and career professionals, you're sure to find something that fits your life.
  • Come to events -- the calendar above has all dates, times and location info.
  • Join our Facebook group, our other online home for pics and stuff to hoot about, here.
  • Sign up for our e-mail list -- you can sign up or all e-mails or only specific events to prevent inbox overflow.

Welcome to the 2016-2017 alumnae board! Click "Read" for full leadership roster and information.

Columbus Chi Omega Alumnae Board

President    Cathy Venturella, Rho Gamma '96

Vice President  Lynda Clappier, Nu '92

Secretary & Webmaster  Julianne Arthur, Xi Delta '06

Treasurer   Stephanie Jones, Zeta Alpha, '02

Ritual Chair   Megan Moore, Kappa Delta, '06

Panhellenic Delegate  
Rachel Miller, Epislon Kappa '01

Sisterhood Chair    Casey Gregory, Kappa Delta '03

Philanthropy Chair    Lindsay Chaney, Kappa Delta '02

ARIC  Kate Murphy, Lambda Delta '10

Past President  Erin Sanford, Zeta Alpha

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.

Just Wish for It! Buckeye Tailgate

Annually we partner with the Ohio State Zeta Alpha Chapter for the Just Wish for It! Buckeye Tailgate Dinner and Silent Auction. Watch for information about the October 2016 event.

Walk for Wishes
Chi Omega alumnae join together for the Walk for Wishes to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation each year.  We have participated since 2005 and have raised more than $8,000.

Membership in Chi Omega is for a lifetime. 

The Chi Omega Columbus, Ohio Alumnae Chapter is comprised of women joined by the bonds of friendship and sisterhood.   We work together to ensure the continued growth and success of Chi Omega Fraternity through our scholarships for collegiate members, philanthropic efforts in our community and events that enhance our friendships, both old and new.

Being a dues-paying member supports many goals of our sisterhood, including providing a scholarship to an active Chi Omega, helping with active and alumni events, paying for mailings to keep you informed about events, and more. 

Dues payment for the 2016-2017 year is $20.00. For members enrolled in graduate school or age 65 or older, dues shall be $15.00 per year. For a new college graduate member, dues shall be waived for the first year following graduation. Dues the membership year from June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017. Dues shall be paid at the Fall Kick-Off or mailed to the Treasurer no later than November 1.  Dues paid after November 1, will be $25.00.    

Please mail a check if you are paying the discounted rate or if you wish to donate an additional amount for the Stella Millburn Scholarship.

STEP 1: Fill out the Membership Form.docx and e-mail it to, or return with your check via postal mail.

STEP 2: Pay dues.

Please mail a check made out to Columbus Chi Omega.  Please email to get the correct address (For security reasons, we do not post personal addresses online). Thanks!

Contact: for more information.

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.

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 Columbus Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter funds and awards the $500 annual Stella Milburn Scholarship  for a Chi Omega active whose home address is within 50 miles of Columbus and who is an initiate of a Chi Omega chapter in the state of Ohio.

If you'd like to nominate an applicant, StellaMilburnScholarshipApplication09.doc

About Stella Milburn
Stella Milburn passed away in 1985, but her love for Ohio State and Chi Omega lives on. She was a founding member of Zeta Alpha while earning a bachelor's degree in home economics, 1918. 

She began her career as a chemist for the State Department of Health Laboratory, located on the Ohio State campus. When she retired in 1961, she was a well-seasoned microbiologist with 43 years of experience in communicable diseases.  A dedicated Buckeye fan for many years, she never passed up an opportunity to be involved with students.  In 1984, Stella received the OSU Greek Alumni Service Award. 

If you have additional information about Stella or photos, please contact the webmaster, Jan Jenkins.

  BettyStella.jpg        StellaBetty2.jpg
Stella in the 1920s and in 1968 with her niece and fellow Zeta Alpha sister, Betty Sherwood Kinney.  
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.
Updates (National)
This RSS feed is currently unavailable.