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.
Our local chapter records only go back to an updated articles of incorporation from the 1980's. The records prior to this have not been passed down to the current board. A copy of an old Eleusis, when it looked more like a bound book, dated 1947 does have record of an alumnae chapter in Toledo holding activies of the season. Local alums that have been in the area for many years have informed me that there used to exist two groups of alumnae in the area. There were the actual alumnae of The University of Toledo, then Toledo University, Xi Delta chapter and the alums of all the other universities. We hope that currently, we represent all alumnae from the area. One of the main goals of our board was to be as receptive to a varied membership as possible. This is why we are changjng the name of our alumnae organization from the Toledo OH Alumnae Chapter to the Northwest Ohio Alumnae Chapter. We want all alumnae to feel comfortable joining our organization.