Founded: April 5, 1895, University of Arkansas
UF Chapter Founded: Eta Delta, 1948
Flower: White Carnation
Symbol: Skull and Crossbones
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Motto: Hellenic Culture
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
The central principle, upon which all others are built.
It is the spirit of love, fun, and family; the security that comes from knowing that there
will be sisters who will accept you for who you are while pushing you to be a better you..
HIGH STANDARDS OF PERSONNEL
The element that helps ensure the continuing success of the Fraternity.
Chi Omega chapters attract the finest young women who have a strong
commitment to success in college and all areas of their lives.
SINCERE LEARNING AND CREDITABLE SCHOLARSHIP
The ultimate reason for attending college. Chi Omega helps you obtain the finest
education possible through academic incentive programs, mentoring,
and scholarships from the Chi Omega Foundation.
PARTICIPATION IN CAMPUS ACTIVITIES
The element which ensures that Chi Omegas are active participants in the campus community.
Involvement in worthwhile campus activities broadens your perspective and gives you experience
in working with people of varying backgrounds and interests.
The preparation for life after college. The Chi Omega Career Development Portfolio,
"On the Way Up," prepares our members for beginning their chosen careers. "Crossroads," Chi Omega's network, is our way of linking, assisting, and contacting members who are moving, changing careers,
or just need a friend in a new city.
The philanthropic activities that contribute to your community's welfare.
Chi Omega allows each chapter to select its own philanthropy so that members may work on behalf
of organizations in their own community and see the results of their efforts.
"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."
Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter
CHI OMEGA SYMPHONY
Dear Potential New Members,
My name is Erica Charles, and I am so excited to serve as Chi Omega's Recruitment Chair for 2020!
Coming to college can be an overwhelming transition. Joining our incredible Greek community eases this transition greatly and enriches your experience at our university in so many ways.
As a Chi Omega, you will make so many memories, develop a foundation for leadership, and meet the people that will become your best friends. Chi O provides endless opportunities for involvement and success, and beyond that, a sisterhood and a home away from home.
I remember the excitement of joining Chi O like it was yesterday, and I can't wait for you to have the same experiences. We are thrilled to continue our legacy here at the University of Florida, and I look forward to meeting all of you!
Welcome to the Gator Nation!
Fall 2020 Recruitment Update
Fall Recruitment dates
August 18 Orientation
August 19-20 Round One
August 21-22 Round Two
August 23 Round Three
(August 24 Day off)
August 25 Preferential Round in the Evening
August 26 BID DAY
This is subject to change due to school being pushed back until August 31st to accommodate the effects of the Coronavirus, but we are waiting for an official statement from UF Panhellenic.
To get more information and register for Formal Recruitment, please click here.
If you are a Chi Omega alumna looking to recommend a Potential New Member, please download the RIF from the Chi Omega website and mail your completed form to:
Chi Omega, Attn: Erica Charles
807 West Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601
If you have any questions, please contact our
Recruitment Chair, Erica Charles, at
Chi Omegas are proud of our involvement across campus and throughout the Gainesville community. From the Dance Marathon Overall Team, to the prestigious leadership society Florida Blue Key, to the UF Dazzlers dance team and beyond, there is always someone representing our letters proudly. Getting involved is easy with the support and encouragement of friends like these!
Florida Blue Key
UF Hall of Fame
Cicerone Student Ambassadors
Student Government Productions
Gators March for Babies
Relay for Life
UF Honors Ambassador
Network of Enlightened Women
Study Abroad Peer Advisor
Florida Leadership Academy
ACCENT Speaker's Bureau
Gators March for Babies
Relay for Life
Sidney Lanier Fitness
Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence
Habitat for Humanity
BETA Bring It On Cheerleading Competition- 3rd Place Overall
PIKE Half Time Dance Competition- 4th Place Dance
Sigma Chi Derby Days Dance Competition- 3rd Place Dance
SAE Mullet Toss - 1st Place
Chi Factor Talent Competition - 1st Place
Alpha Epsilon Delta
Shands Hospital Volunteers
Global Medical Training
Lab Research Assistants
Order of Omega
Student Health Advisory Board
First Year Florida Peer Leader
UF NPR Radio Host
Gator Advocates for World Health
Graham Civic Scholar
Reuben Askew Scholar
Swimming Sorority Intramural- 1st Place
Softball Sorority Intramural- 1st Place
Basketball Sorority Intramural- 3rd Place
Sandblast is Chi Omega’s annual philanthropic volleyball tournament that benefits the Make-a-Wish Foundation. Fraternities, sororities and independent teams - coached by the ladies of Chi O - spend the day in the sun and sand, bumping, spiking, and setting to raise money for Make-A-Wish. The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions.
A wish granted not only provides hope, strength and joy to a child and their family, but it can provide a wish child with the ability and willingness to comply with difficult medical treatments, and the hope gained by that wish often improves a child's physical health.
With the money raised at Sandblast, we have granted such wishes, as a trip to Disney World and a day playing basketball with Will Smith. Every year, the sisters of Eta Delta raise enough money to grant around two wishes for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
Grand Total Raised for
Make-A-Wish in 2019: