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Participation in Activities develops us into well-rounded people.  We engage with others to develop outside interests and expose us to new and differing points of view.   By contributing in the larger world, we demonstrate that Chi Omega makes a difference in the lives of women.
You'll find Chi Omega sisters in the following RSOs:
  • Arts and Sciences Student Council
  • Best Buddies
  • Bonner Leaders
  • Brown Fellows
  • CAPS Leaders
  • Cardinal Ambassadors
  • Cardinal Christian
  • Cardinal Hosts
  • Cardnial Club
  • Delta Sigma Pi
  • Diamond Dolls
  • First Year Guides
  • Freshmen LEAD Members
  • GEMS Scholars
  • Harlan Scholars
  • Helping Hands
  • Honors Volunteer Program
  • Hunt Seat Riding Team
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • KEA Executive Board
  • Kentucky Association of Residence Halls
  • Louisville Ladies
  • Mortar Board Honors Society
  • Music School Council
  • National Society of Collegiate Scholars
  • Nursing SGA
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic
  • Peer Advisors
  • Raise Red Dance Marathon
  • REACH Ambassadors
  • Relay for Life
  • Resident Student Association
  • Riding and Racing Club
  • SGA Services
  • Sigma Alpha Lambda
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • SPAD Association
  • Speed School Student Council
  • Student Art League
  • Student Marketing Association
  • Student Orientation Staffers
  • Women4Women
Chapter Updates
This past April, Chi Omega celebrated our 120 years since our five founders created our Fraternity - an organization that has offered sisterhood to over 330,000 women and counting.
Snaps to our 25 senior sisters and their recent graduation and induction into the Louisville Area Alumnae group. Thank your for serving our Beta Gamma chapter as leaders within our chapter, on campus and throughout the community. Although we must part, never forget that our sisterhood is for a lifetime. Until we meet again.

2014-2015 Awards, Honors and Celebrations

Last summer, during the 2014 Chi Omega Convention, the Beta Gamma chapter was honored as one of the first five outstanding chapters to receive The Founders' Cup. This new national award presented by our national president reflects the dedication of our officers to implement national programming within the chapter with a balance of our six purposes. Additionally, The Award of Excellence was awarded to Beta Gamma, one of 35 chapters to receive nationwide. We were so excited to have won The Founders' Cup and Award of Excellence, that we purchased a special trophy case to hold, along with our other awards and past national recognition.

  • Homecoming Queen
  • SGA President
  • SGA Senator
  • SGA Nursing President
  • A&S Council
  • SOSers
  • 2015 Chapter of the Year
  • 2015 Best Overall GPA
  • 2015 Best Philanthropy Event - Chili Cook Off (save the date- Oct 18, 2015)
  • 2015 Best Scholarship Program
  • 3rd Place and Best Arrangement-- Women's Division-- Fryberger Greek Sing Spring 2015
  • 3 McConnell Scholars
  • 3 Harlan Scholars - one of which is Vice President

Chi Omega is proud to have been #1 in grades for the past 15 semesters and congratulate our Panhellenic sisters, whom this semester, came in first and second. Scholarship is our first priority and we look forward to improving this fall semester to once again, place first.

Contact Us

Mary Elizabeth Young, GH
University of Louisville
2018 Unity Place
Louisville, KY 40208

Friendship is what binds us to each other and to our Fraternity.  The friendships we develop in Chi Omega give us a home across geography and generations and give us lasting support throughout our lives.
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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.

The University of Louisville Chi Omega chapter held the first Chi Omega Chili Cook Off in 2003 to benefit The Make-A-Wish Foundation and continues the tradition with the 13th Annual Chili Cook Off on October 18, 2015.

Each year, the chapter hosts this on-campus event to include students, parents, alumnae and faculty. In addition to delicious chilli by over 30 cookers, a silent auction for 12 huge baskets full of themed donations, children's area with face painting and bouncer and Pie-a-Chi-O contribute to raising over $20,000 each year. In 2014, we raised $24,000 and have set a goal of $35,000 for 2015.

Visit The Make-A-Wish Foundation's national website to learn more about the world's largest wish granting organization.
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.

psi-chapter-1906.jpgChi Omega has a rich history dating back to its founding at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. Born in the late 19th century, Chi Omega's four women founders grew to adulthood as a rapidly expanding economy fostered industrialization and urbanization. And they were instilled with the spirit of America, with values of independence, innovation, and adventure. They could not have known how influential their lives would be.

The Fraternity's Five Founders, Jobelle Holcombe, Jean Vincenheller, Ina May Boles, Alice Simonds, and Dr. Charles Richardson, wrote the Chi Omega Constitution and Ritual. Dr. Richardson, a dentist by trade, crafted the first badge out of dental gold. The organization grew locally that first year with 11 out of the 14 original members returning to the university in September of 1895. During this time, Chi Omega began to acquire a reputation for determination and poise, and for doing things well. Chi Omega was founded with the intent of becoming a national organization and it expanded into every part of the country. Whenever a new chapter was installed, members in other chapters wore Chi Omega's colors beneath their pins and sent letters of welcome and congratulations.

theatre.jpg    By 1904, Chi Omega extended through Texas, Nebraska and California, and as far north as Virginia and Washington, D.C. The Fraternity realized the need to enter the Northeast, and over the next few years founded chapters in Pennsylvania, Maine, and New York City. In the early 1900s, social service was regarded as a collegiate activity of the highest importance and Chi Omegas gave countless hours of time, unbounded energy, and hard-earned monies to their local communities. Chi Omega was the first women's fraternity to undertake a major gift to a university. Mary Love Collins and Dr. Richardson scouted a location for a Greek Theatre at the University of Arkansas. The theatre still stands, with five words engraved on the frieze: Knowledge, Integrity, Courage, Culture, and Intelligence.

front-of-hq.jpgOver the last century, Chi Omega has grown to an organization with over 300,000 initiates from 173 collegiate chapters. The Chi Omega Foundation was founded in 1982 to fund the educational goals of the Fraternity. Chi O Creations, our in-house boutique, opened in 1989. In 1994, the Fraternity moved to its new national headquarters in Memphis, Tennessee. The Chi Omega Executive Headquarters employs about 50 staff members and supports the day-to-day operations of the Fraternity, the Chi Omega Foundation, and Chi O Creations.
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.Every Chi Omega carries the Symphony in her heart, and most have a favorite line upon which they often reflect.
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Welcome to the Sisterhood of Chi Omega. We are a part of an inter-generational women's organization forever committed to our founding purposes: Friendship, Personal integrity, Service to others, Academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, Community and campus involvement, Personal and career development.

Sisters inspired by our values who serve the world while keeping Chi Omega ever at heart.