Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Chi Omega


Chi Omega

Chi Omega - It isn't something you've just become...
it's something you've always been.

Nationally Founded: April 5, 1895 at University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, AR
Locally Founded: March 8, 1969
Local Website: www.wix.com/ztchiomega/chi-omega---zeta-theta---mtsu
Blog: mtsuchiomega.wordpress.com/
Mascot: Owl
Symbol : Skull and Crossbones
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Local Philanthropy Event(s): Mr. MTSU Pageant

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Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is now the largest women's fraternal organization in the world with over 300,000 initiates and 173 collegiate chapters. The Zeta Theta chapter is proud to be the home to over 110 of these amazing and unique young ladies. Chi Omega is based around the six purposes of scholarship, friendship, high standards of personnel, career development, community service, and campus activities. To us Chi Omega has become more than just another organization on campus. It gives us the opportunity to serve our community, to build our leadership skills, and to find our family away from home.

Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is now the largest women's fraternal organization in the world with over 300,000 initiates and 173 collegiate chapters. The Zeta Theta chapter is proud to be the home to over 110 of these amazing and unique young ladies. Chi Omega is based around the six purposes of scholarship, friendship, high standards of personnel, career development, community service, and campus activities. To us Chi Omega has become more than just another organization on campus. It gives us the opportunity to serve our community, to build our leadership skills, and to find our family away from home.

The Chi Omega Symphony articulates the true ideal of a Chi Omega Sister. Every Chi Omega carries the Symphony in her heart, and most have a favorite line upon which they often reflect.

"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 conscience 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.";

Chi Omega photo New Member Program:

Time: 10 weeks
Big Sis/Little Sis Week: 4th Week

Requirements for initiation:
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Attend one New Member Meeting per week
  • Attend New Member Retreat
  • Financially up to date