Check out the latest updates from the Chi Omega Foundation and how it supports Chi Omega Fraternity.
Leadership Training: Spotlight on The Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega
Here is one story of how our beloved Fraternity’s leadership program impacted collegiate member Lydia Hite, President of the Xi Theta/South Dakota State University chapter (pictured far left).
What leadership skills did you gain through your chapter’s workshop from The Nancy Walton Laurie Leadership Institute of Chi Omega?
This workshop opened the door to what a true leader in Chi Omega should be, and how to emulate the Chi Omega Symphony. I never would’ve dreamed I’d serve as my chapter’s President, let alone gain the skills I have developed.
What changes have you seen in your chapter following the workshop?
Each member was eager to make changes so we could see our chapter thrive. The skills we each took to heart gave us the confidence to represent Chi Omega strongly and proudly. Whether leadership means serving on the Executive Board or simply reaching out to help at an event, each Sister gained the understanding that it is vital to have all kinds of leaders to ensure that our chapter continues to gain knowledge and to grow.
Your gift today can shape future Chi Omega leaders. I am so proud of how we come together to deliver invaluable educational resources to our younger Sisters.
Join me in supporting Sisters like Lydia as they become strong leaders who step confidently into new roles throughout their lives.
Online Alcohol Education
Below, read from current collegians about the effectiveness of the online alcohol education each and every Chi Omega collegian receives on an annual basis.
Learn more about Chi Omega’s Risk Management programs here.
Sisters Helping Sisters: Harvey’s Hero
Chi Omega is sending love, thoughts, and prayers to our tens of thousands of Sisters who have felt the direct impact of recent Presidentially-declared natural disasters. We know many of our Sisters have been displaced, and we have already received several requests for financial assistance from Sisters impacted by Hurricane Harvey alone. Many of our Sisters impacted by Hurricane Irma and Maria are just now getting back electricity and we anticipate many more requests for assistance in the coming weeks.
We are incredibly grateful to Sisters, neighbors, first responders, and many more who have stepped up to help with bravery and generosity.
One such Sister is Dr. Jennifer McQuade (Lambda Gamma | Virginia, pictured below on the left), an oncologist at Houston’s MD Anderson Center, who has been dubbed “Harvey’s Hero” by many in the community.
“The first day of the storm, as Harvey swamped Houston, she [Jennifer] made her way to the city’s emergency shelter to donate blankets and socks. When she arrived, she found a chaotic scene. Evacuees were being delivered in the back of dump trucks, soaking wet and sometimes wounded, but, as McQuade discovered, there was no medical team in place.
So McQuade was spurred into action. She got on Facebook and made an urgent plea for help to the Physician Moms Group, some 70,000 women strong, all across the country (‘women doctors, getting it done,’ she says with a grin.)”
To read more about this extraordinary Sister visit click here or read NPR’s recent article about Jennifer’s efforts.
In that same spirit, Sisters around the country have asked how they can help their fellow Chi Omegas in need.
The Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief was created to assist Chi Omega alumnae and collegians who are suddenly in financial need due to Presidentially-declared disasters, such as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Consider giving to The Helping Hands Fund for Disaster Relief and your gift will directly benefit these Sisters and help them start anew.