Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world with over 320,000 initiates and 174 collegiate chapters. The Mu Beta Chapter of Chi Omega was founded on April 21, 1922 as the second sorority at the University of Georgia.
Throughout Chi Omega’s history, six great purposes have been stressed, including friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and credible scholarship, community service, participation in campus activities, and career development. Members are encouraged to develop appreciation for the things in life that contribute to a finer culture, habits of responsibility, attitudes of understanding, standards of conduct that make it possible to attain the purposes, and interest in learning. Chi Omega’s open declaration is “Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals.” Today members recognize their great heritage from which they draw their present strength and prestige.
Chi Omegas participate in many activities at UGA and in the Athens community. Current chapter members are on the executive boards of UGA Miracle, UGA HEROs, and Food2Kids. There are several members that have served as senators on the Student Government Association. Many Chi Omegas enjoy mentoring at Athens-Clarke County Elementary Schools. Others participate in club volleyball, lacrosse, soccer, and tennis, and one member is a Lady Dawg basketball player! Chi Omegas are also involved in activities such as Tap Dawgs, Order of Omega, Crossroads, Hoop Girls, and Relay for Life. Members are YoungLife Leaders and college representatives for companies, such as Target and Rent the Runway. Chi Omega hosts a fall cookout, Dawgs for a Cause, and a philanthropy event in the spring to benefit the Make-A- Wish Foundation.
Although the Chi Omega house appears small from the front, the dormitory area can accommodate 69 girls, making it one of the largest sorority houses at UGA. This allows all of the sophomores and executive board to live in the house. The courtyard (our claim to fame), which is adjacent to the living quarters and the chapter room, is a great place to study on a cool fall day, to catch a few rays in the spring time, or simply to socialize.
324 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
Nickname: Chi O
Natonal Founding: University of Arkansas, April 5, 1895
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Flower: White Carnation
Magazine: The Eleusis of Chi Omega
153 Tate Student Center
University of Georgia
Athens, GA 30602
Elizabeth H. Pittard
Assistant Director for Greek Life
Advisor to the Panhellenic Council