A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT
Hello and welcome! My name is Sophia Newton and I am Chi Omega’s chapter president. I am so excited to share with you why I love being part of this wonderful organization.
Chi Omega is the largest Panhellenic sorority in the world, with over 300,000 initiates and 176 collegiate chapters across the country. Chi Omegas are known on UCLA’s campus for being incredibly well-rounded, involved, loyal, open-minded, down-to-earth, and distinguished women. We constantly balance our academic, professional, philanthropic and social activities with grace and camaraderie. This community of women consistently excels in every aspect of collegiate life, both in and out of the classroom. Chi Omega is a place where you can feel comfortable and supported being yourself forever and always. Our members have found friendships and created meaningful bonds that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. I love every single one of these girls with my whole heart and they have taught me the true meaning of sisterhood and community, which I value greatly as such a large university like UCLA.
Chi Omega has truly made my college experience unforgettable. Between living in the house, chasing sunrises in Malibu, grabbing coffee every day, and always seeing familiar faces on campus, I can’t even begin to tell you how Chi Omega has given me my fondest memories and greatest friends. It is an honor to represent such an impressive and kind group of women throughout 2022, and I invite you to explore our website to see more of what our chapter has to offer. I hope that you can see why I'm so proud to call this place my home, and that you too can see yourself at home in Chi Omega. Once again, welcome!!
Chi Omega, Gamma Beta President (G.H.)
CHI OMEGA HISTORY
The Gamma Beta Chapter of Chi Omega was the first sorority founded at UCLA. Chi Omega’s installation on Sorority Row in 1923 marked the beginning of Greek Life on campus. Gamma Beta has flourished for more than 75 years at UCLA and strives to continue its reign as one of the top Panhellenic sororities on campus! UCLA Chi O’s are overwhelmingly involved on campus activities such as Dance Marathon, Spring Sing, Campus Tours, and Bruin Woods. When it comes to sisterhood, Chi Omega is proud to have a strong, supportive network of girls who really care about each other. Our mix of enthusiasm, intelligence, and leadership make for an exciting four years of college. Great friendships begin at Chi Omega and last a lifetime.
- Founded: April 5, 1895, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR
- UCLA Chapter Founded: Gamma Beta Chapter, 1923
- Mascot: Owl
- Flower: White Carnation
- Symbol: Skull and Crossbones
- Colors: Cardinal and Straw
- Philanthropy: Make-a-Wish Foundation
-Chi Omega currently has over 380,000 members, 181 collegiate
chapters, and 247 alumnae chapters
CHI OMEGA SYMPHONY
"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 1904