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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's Six Purposes

Since 1895, six purposes have guided the direction of every chapter and brought its members unequaled opportunities for personal growth and development. Today, they are still valid as these intelligently interpreted purposes help to preserve and enhance the best values of American culture.

Chi Omega's Six Purposes Are:

  • Friendship

  • High Standards of Personnel

  • Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship

  • Participation in Campus Activities

  • Career Development

  • Community Service

The concept of balance is what we all strive for in our daily lives. As Chi Omegas, we find that our Ritual and the Six Purposes serve as a guide in our pursuit of happiness and a balanced life.

Chi Omega Symbols
Chi Omega Executive Headquarters


3395 Players Club Pkwy
Memphis TN, 38125


Chi Omega National Websites

Chi Omega National Website

Chi Omega Every Day

New Member Site

ChiO Creations

Chi Omega Travel Program

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