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Encyclopedia > Chi Omega
Chi Omega - ΧΩ
Image:chi omega crest.jpg
Founded April 05, 1895 (1895-04-05) (age 112)
University of Arkansas (Fayetteville, Arkansas)
Type Social
Colors Cardinal and Straw
Symbol Owl
Flower White Carnation
Jewel Pearl or Diamond
Publication The Eleusis
Philanthropy Make-a-Wish Foundation
Chapters 171
Members 300,000+ currently
lifetime
Headquarters 3395 Players Club Parkway
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Homepage http://www.chiomega.com/

Chi Omega (ΧΩ) is the largest women's fraternal organization in the National Panhellenic Conference.[1] Chi Omega boasts over 171 active collegiate chapters and hundreds of alumnae chapters.[2] The fraternity's headquarters is located in Memphis, Tennessee. Image File history File links Chi_omega_crest. ... April 5 is the 95th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (96th in leap years). ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... Cardinal is a vivid red, which gets its name from the cassocks worn by Catholic cardinals. ... For other uses, see Owl (disambiguation). ... Binomial name L. The carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus) is a flowering plant native to the Near East and has been cultivated for the last 2,000 years. ... Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children (2. ... The terms fraternity and sorority (from the Latin words and , meaning brother and sister respectively) may be used to describe many social and charitable organizations, for example the Lions Club, Epsilon Sigma Alpha, Rotary International, Optimist International, or the Shriners. ... The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), founded in 1902, is an umbrella organization for 26 inter/national womens sororities. ... For other uses, see Memphis (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ...

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History

Chi Omega was founded April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas by Alice Simonds, Jean Vincenheller, Jobelle Holcombe, Dr. Charles Richardson (an initiate of Kappa Sigma Fraternity), and Ina Mae Boles. In 1915, Chi Omega established its Executive headquarters in Lexington, Kentucky - pioneering the use of office space among all national women's fraternities. Since 1995, the Fraternity's executive headquarters is situated on 1.5 acres in Memphis, Tennessee. is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1895 (MDCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The University of Arkansas is a public co-educational land-grant university. ... ΚΣ (Kappa Sigma) is an international fraternity with currently 234 chapters and 42 colonies in North America. ... Nickname: Location in the Commonwealth of Kentucky Coordinates: , Country United States State Kentucky Counties Fayette Government  - Mayor Jim Newberry (D) Area  - City  285. ...

The pin
The pin

The Fraternity's colors are cardinal and straw, the flower is the white carnation, and the mascot is the owl. Image File history File links Chi_omega_pledge. ... Image File history File links Chi_omega_pledge. ...


Chi Omega made the Make-A-Wish Foundation its official philanthropy in 2000. Make-A-Wish Foundation logo The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions. ...

The Founders of Chi Omega
The Founders of Chi Omega

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Chi Omega Quotes

"Chi O's were ideal partners for all occasions. They were discreet, desirable, tactful, polite, and fun. Every mom dreamed of her son coming home with a Chi Omega" David Letterman


"A Chi Omega isn't something you just become...it's something you've always been."


The Purposes of Chi Omega

In 1895, the six purposes of Chi Omega were established in order to preserve and enhance the values of each member. The six purposes are:

  1. Friendship
  2. High Standards of Personnel
  3. Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship
  4. Participation in Campus Activities
  5. Career Development
  6. Community Service

Organization

The fraternity's day to day business activities are overseen by the Executive Council which is comprised of five elected members. Each individual chapter of Chi Omega receives at least one visit per year from a National Consultant who aids in the development of the young women. Furthermore, each chapter gets additional support from Chi Omega alumni, national volunteers, professional staff and resource manuals.


Chi Omega Symphony

The Chi Omega Symphony was written by Ethel Switzer Howard, a pledge at Xi Chapter at Northwestern University, in 1904 on the eve of her initiation. It has since been adopted nationally as a symbol of the fraternity, exemplifying the goals to which every Chi Omega aspires.
Northwestern University (NU) is a selective private, nonsectarian, coeducational research university with campuses located in Evanston, Illinois and downtown Chicago, Illinois. ...

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.

The badge
The badge

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Notable alumnae

For a full list of notable Chi Omega alumnae please visit here. [1]


Entertainment

Government Actress/singer (born Olive Grandstaff in Houston in 1933), who became Bing Crosbys second wife. ... Joyce Anne DeWitt (born April 23, 1949) is an American actress perhaps most famous for her role as Janet Wood on the television situation comedy Threes Company. ... Threes Company is an American sitcom that ran from 1977 to 1984 on ABC. It is a remake of the British sitcom Man About the House. ... Taryn Foshee, a Clinton, Mississippi native,[1] is a beauty queen who won the 2003 Miss Clinton pageant while a pupil at Hillcrest Christian School and received a commendation from the Mississippi Legislature. ... Sylvia Hitchcock, Alabamas only Miss USA and Miss Universe Sylvia Louise Hitchcock won the title of Miss Alabama USA in 1967 and went on to be crowned Miss USA. In 1967, she won the Miss Universe pageant, only the fourth American to do so. ... Angela Kinsey (born June 25, 1971) is an Emmy Award-winning American actress, perhaps best known as the uptight accountant Angela Martin on the NBC sitcom The Office. ... This article is about the USA version of The Office. ... Toby Lightman is a critically-acclaimed American singer/songwriter. ... Lucy Alexis Liu (Chinese: 劉玉玲 Liú Yùlíng, born December 2, 1968 in Queens, New York) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actress. ... Linda Taylor Miller (born August 18, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American soap opera actress. ... All My Children (AMC) is a popular American soap opera that has been broadcast Monday through Friday on the ABC TV network since January 5, 1970. ... Mary Ann Mobley (born February 17, 1939 in Brandon, Mississippi) was Miss America in 1959, and later appeared in movies, including two with Elvis Presley; and on such television shows as Fantasy Island and The Love Boat. ... Lynda Lee Mead (born c. ... Sela Ann Ward (IPA: ) (born July 11, 1956) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning television roles as free-spirited Teddy Reed on Sisters (1991-96) and single mother Lily Manning on Once and Again (1999-2002). ... Joanne Gignilliat Trimmier Woodward (born February 27, 1930) is an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Emmy award winning American actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...

Business Marsha Blackburn (born June 6, 1952 in Laurel, Mississippi) is a Tennessee politician. ... Martha Layne Collins Martha Layne Collins (born December 7, 1936 in Bagdad, Kentucky) was Governor of the U.S. State of Kentucky from 1983 through 1987; she is a member of the Democratic Party. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Shirley Mount Hufstedler (born August 24, 1925) was United States Secretary of Education under President Jimmy Carter. ... Blanche Lambert Lincoln (born September 30, 1960) is a Democratic United States Senator from the State of Arkansas. ... Patricia Nell Scott Schroeder, popularly known as Pat Schroeder (born July 30, 1940), American politician, was a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives from Colorado, serving from 1973 to 1997. ... Carole Stewart Keeton was born September 13, 1939 in Austin. ...

  • Susan Athey (Mu Kappa) - Noted Economist, 1996 Chi Omega Woman of Achievement[3]
  • Nancy Walton Laurie (Psi) - niece of Sam Walton founder of Wal-Mart, name sake of the Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega.[10]

Literature Susan Athey, born on November, 1970 is an American economist. ... Nancy Walton Laurie is the daughter of the late Bud Walton, the brother and business partner of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. ...

Sports Ellen Gilchrist (born February 20, 1935) was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. ... Nelle Harper Lee (born April 28, 1926) is an American novelist known for her Pulitzer Prize – winning 1960 novel To Kill a Mockingbird, her only major work to date. ... To Kill a Mockingbird is a Southern Gothic bildungsroman novel by Harper Lee. ...

Miscellaneous Brennan is a sports writer for USA Today, and is especially known for her coverage of figure skating. ... Pat Summitt (born Patricia Sue Head on June 14, 1952 in Clarksville, Tennessee) is a womens college basketball coach. ...

Susan J. Helms (Colonel, USAF) NASA Astronaut (former) Personal data Born February 26, 1958, in Charlotte, North Carolina, but considers Portland, Oregon, to be her hometown. ... This article is about the American space agency. ... ISS redirects here. ...

References

  1. ^ http://www.threebluestars.com/greek/npc.html
  2. ^ http://www.chiomega.com/chiomega/?about
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Prominent Chi Omegas. Chi Omega. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.
  4. ^ Biography. TarynFoshee.com. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.
  5. ^ Abel, Fred. Whatever Happened To...?. Pageantry Mag. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.
  6. ^ Limmer, Melissa (February 15, 2007). From a Baylor Classroom to the hit The Office. The Baylor Lariat. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  7. ^ Cohen, Jamie (April 13, 2004). Toby Lightman goes pop!. BadgerHerald. Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i Outstanding Chi Omegas. Chi Omega. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  9. ^ 1960. Time (September 21, 1959). Retrieved on 2007-08-31.
  10. ^ Foundation Leadership. Chi Omega. Retrieved on 2007-08-30.

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Chi Omega Learning Center (378 words)
This resource community was created for Chi Omegas to read and submit information about their book clubs, find tips on how to start a book club, facilitate a book discussion, or plan special book-club events.
Chi Omega is pleased to encourage that love of learning through book clubs, not just because we identify reading with one of our six purposes, Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship, but also because book clubs are a way to relax, to de-stress, to connect with Sisters young and old, and to reconnect with Chi Omega.
An internationally known scholar of Southern history and race relations, the author or editor of six books, 17 articles, and material created especially for Chi Omega’s centennial celebration in 1995, this is Betsy’s first commercial publication....
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