A LETTER FROM OUR PRESIDENT

Hello and welcome! As Chi Omega’s chapter president, I am so thrilled 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, and distinguished women, as we are constantly balancing our academic, professional, philanthropic and social activities. 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 be whoever you want, and a support system will always be there to lift you up. Our members have found friendships and created meaningful bonds that will undoubtedly last a lifetime. 

 

Chi Omega has truly made my UCLA experience unforgettable. Whether it was meeting my closest friends or engaging in leadership opportunities, the joy this organization has brought into my life is something I will cherish forever. It is an honor to represent such an impressive group of women throughout 2021, 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!

Love in Chi O,

SARAH FREESE

President of Chi Omega

Gamma Beta Chapter at UCLA

 

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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.  

 

 

 

FRATERNITY FACTS

- 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​

 

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