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Chi Omega - Eta Gamma Chapter
University of South Carolina
509 Gadsden Street 
Columbia, SC 29201
Name Position Email
Catherine Davenport President
Kelsey Manning
Vice President
Muffy Smith
Lauren Gubosh
Hannah Greenway
Member Educator
Sarah Hearn
Personnel Chair
Christine Ford
Panhellenic Delegate
Danielle Smith
Recruitment Chair
Devin Cutlip
Programming Chair
Heather Husse
Risk Management Chair

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.

Eta Gamma of Chi Omega contributes to the Make-a-Wish Foundation every year through our War of the Wings philanthropy event. This popular event is a campus-wide wing eating contest and all you can eat buffet. This past semester, we raised $8,000, enough to make our wish child Connor's dream come true! 

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.

This past year, Chi Omega initiated its 300,000th member, making the fraternity the largest women's organization in the world, including the girls scouts! Did you know that 1 out of every 4 sorority women is a Chi Omega? You should be one too!

The women of Eta Gamma of Chi Omega are active members of the University of South Carolina's campus. Not only were we the first sorority on campus in 1928, but for the past 80 years, we have thrived in the Gamecock Community, with members involved in all kinds of activities. Just a few include: Carolina Productions, Student Government, Mortar Board, Omicron Delta Kappa, Gamecock Cheerleading, College Democrats, College Republicans, Freshman Council, Golden Key Honor Society, Dance Marathon, Teaching Fellows, Gamecock Dance Team, Student Nurses Association, Sorority Council Judicial Board, Alpha Lambda Delta, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, University 101 Peer Leaders, Fraternity Sweethearts, and many, many more. 

Not only are we involved in campus activities, but Chi O's are known for their academics! Chi Omega consistently places among the top in grades in the Greek Village, with many girls receiving 4.0 GPAs. We are proud recipients of a number of awards and scholarships. Several of our girls are Rhodes Scholars, Carolinian Award recipients, McNair Scholars, Carolina Scholars, Capstone Scholars, and members of the Honors College. 

Our chapter invites you to meet us during Formal Recruitment in Fall 2011. Formal Recruitment, August 16-28, is a very exciting time for both our chapter and potential new members. It is an opportunity for us to show what Chi Omega is all about! Sisterhood, Community Service, Social Life--but above all, friendships that will last for a lifetime! 

You can find more information about the University of South Carolina's Greek Life and Recruitment process at USC Greek Life.  

Please mail letters of recommendation by August 1 to:

Brittain Goff 
    2448 Reynolds Drive
     Columbia, SC 29204rive

Columbia, SC 29204


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.

To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed, To place scholarship before social obligations, and character before appearances, To be in the best sense democratic rather than exclusive and lovable rather than popular, To work earnestly, To speak kindly, To act sincerely, To choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscious demand, To be womanly always, To be discouraged never, In a word to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings, And to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.
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Eta Gamma of Chi Omega is proud to be the first sorority founded at the University of South Carolina. Since the 1920s, Carolina Chi-Os have maintained a presence on campus through excellence in academic and extracurricular life, while enjoying a tightly knit sisterhood.

Our house is more than just a house; it's a home to over two hundred and fifty girls as well as to our alumnae. Ever since our chapter house was one of the first built in Greek Village, members from the past and present have decorated the inside with pictures, trophies and gifts.