Chi Omega was originally founded on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas located in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Today, it is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world. Founded originally by a small band of young women who, with the help of local dentist Dr. Charles Richardson, established the secrets, symbolism, and ritual that now bind together over 375,000 women from 181 collegiate chapters and 246 alumnae chapters.

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women’s organization forever committed to our founding purposes: friendship, personal integrity, service to others, academic excellence and intellectual pursuits, community and campus involvement, and personal and career development.


Mascot: Owl

Flower: White Carnation

Symbol: Skull and Crossbones

Colors: Cardinal and Straw

Motto: Hellenic Culture

Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation