Chi Omega’s 125th Anniversary in 2020!

 

To our Sisters on purpose –

We’re excited to celebrate our 125th at Convention 2020!
A new logo has been created for use over the next biennium and you will begin
to see it implemented throughout social media, printed materials, and Chi Omega’s website.

Check out this launch video and partake in the journey
to celebrate 125 years of Sisterhood!

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2018 AWARD-WINNING CHAPTERS!

Congratulations to our five, top-performing chapters that were awarded the prestigious Founders’ Cup at Convention!

Founders’ Cup:

 

Additionally, congratulations to our chapters who received the Chapter of Excellence Award and Certificate of Advancements winners!

Chapters of Excellence:

ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
ALPHA ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS
ALPHA BETA | AUBURN UNIVERSITY
ALPHA LAMBDA | VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY
BETA BETA | WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY
BETA GAMMA | UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
BETA LAMBDA | CARTHAGE COLLEGE
BETA THETA | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA
CHI | TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY
CHI DELTA | MILLSAPS COLLEGE
CHI EPSILON | UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
CHI LAMBDA | WINTHROP UNIVERSITY
DELTA ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – CHATTANOOGA
DELTA KAPPA | UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA – CHARLOTTE
DELTA THETA | OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY
EPSILON DELTA | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
EPSILON GAMMA | UNIVERSITY OF TULSA
EPSILON MU | NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
EPSILON ZETA | STEPHEN F. AUSTIN STATE UNIVERSITY
ETA BETA | IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
ETA DELTA | UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
ETA GAMMA | UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA
ETA KAPPA | MISSOURI UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
GAMMA | FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY
GAMMA LAMBDA | ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
GAMMA THETA | EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY
IOTA | UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
IOTA ALPHA | SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY
IOTA BETA | UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
IOTA GAMMA | CENTENARY COLLEGE OF LOUISIANA
KAPPA | UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA – LINCOLN
KAPPA ALPHA | KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
KAPPA BETA | RHODES COLLEGE
KAPPA DELTA | BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY
KAPPA LAMBDA | UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SAN DIEGO
KAPPA ZETA | TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY
LAMBDA | UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS
LAMBDA ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY
LAMBDA GAMMA | UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA
LAMBDA MU | LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO
LAMBDA ZETA | UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
MU DELTA | BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
MU GAMMA | CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE
MU LAMBDA | UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON
NU BETA | UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA
OMICRON LAMBDA | BIRMINGHAM-SOUTHERN COLLEGE
OMICRON MU | CAL POLYTECHNIC STATE UNIVERSITY – SAN LUIS OBISPO
OMICRON THETA | MIDWESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY
OMICRON ZETA | ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
PHI DELTA | MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY
PHI EPSILON | BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
PHI GAMMA | LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
PHI ZETA | MCNEESE STATE UNIVERSITY
PI | UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE
PI ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
PI BETA | UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
PI EPSILON | ROANOKE COLLEGE
PI ZETA | WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
PSI | UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS
PSI BETA | UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
PSI GAMMA | MERCER UNIVERSITY
PSI KAPPA | CLEMSON UNIVERSITY
RHO | TULANE UNIVERSITY
RHO ALPHA | UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – COLUMBIA
RHO EPSILON | TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY
RHO LAMBDA | UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE
RHO MU | DEPAUL UNIVERSITY
SIGMA ALPHA | MIAMI UNIVERSITY
SIGMA BETA | MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
SIGMA EPSILON | VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY
SIGMA KAPPA | AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY
SIGMA MU | BABSON COLLEGE
SIGMA ZETA | TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY – COMMERCE
TAU | UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI
TAU BETA | OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY
TAU KAPPA | UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO
TAU MU | WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
THETA DELTA | CARROLL UNIVERSITY
THETA GAMMA | QUEENS UNIVERSITY
THETA KAPPA | BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
THETA MU | WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
THETA ZETA | EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY
UPSILON | UNION UNIVERSITY
UPSILON LAMBDA | HANOVER COLLEGE
UPSILON MU | JOHN CARROLL UNIVERSITY
XI BETA | UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
XI DELTA | UNIVERSITY OF TOLEDO
XI KAPPA | TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY
XI ZETA | UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE – MARTIN
ZETA | UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO
ZETA ALPHA | OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
ZETA BETA | UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA
ZETA LAMBDA | WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY
ZETA ZETA | SAMFORD UNIVERSITY

Certificate of Advancement:

CHI BETA | PURDUE UNIVERSITY
MU KAPPA | DUKE UNIVERSITY
NU KAPPA | GEORGIA SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
NU THETA | WEST LIBERTY UNIVERSITY

Meet the 2018-2020 Governing Council!

At the 62nd biennial National Convention of Chi Omega held in Phoenix, Arizona from June 21-June 23, 2018, the delegates elected the Supreme Governing Council of Chi Omega to serve the Fraternity as national officers for the 2018-2020 biennium. The officers are as follows:

  • S.H. Shelley Eubanks Potter (National President), founding member and initiate of Xi Kappa Chapter at Texas A&M University
  • S.T.B. Laura Shrode Miller (National Vice President), initiate of Rho Epsilon Chapter at Texas Christian University
  • S.K.A. Gena Staggs Runnion (National Secretary), initiate of Psi Chapter at the University of Arkansas
  • S.N.V. Anna Funderburk Buckner (National Treasurer), initiate of Alpha Beta Chapter at Auburn University
  • S.M. Missy Ganaway Pask (National Ritual Officer), initiate of Sigma Alpha Chapter at Miami University

From the beginning, strong leadership has been the hallmark of Chi Omega. The Fraternity is flourishing today because of the untiring efforts and wisdom displayed by Governing Council members over the past century. The Council is directly responsible for policy-making and the governance of Fraternity business. The Council members are dedicated volunteers who work day-to-day with the Executive Headquarters staff, NPC delegates, Foundation Board, Chi O Creations Board, national teams and committees, and other Chi Omega volunteers. The women elected have many accomplishments and involvement with Chi Omega. Complete biographies can be found here. Chi Omega appreciates the commitment to excellence exemplified by these women and looks forward to the next two years of their collective leadership!

To reach a Governing Council member, please email, fax, or write them in care of the Chi Omega Executive Headquarters.

Announcing Chi Omega’s 2018 Supreme Governing Council Model Initiates

Since 1900, the Governing Council has chosen at least one young woman who upholds the true meaning of Chi Omega, excels in her studies, is loved by her friends, and exemplifies the six purposes to serve as the Supreme Governing Council Model Initiate (SGCMI) at each Convention. For the 2018 Convention, we are thrilled to announce there will be not one, but four Supreme Governing Council Model Initiates. As our chapters have grown and faced challenges with space and time, Convention offers an opportunity to model conducting a meaningful experience for multiple initiates.

The following women have been chosen as the 2018 Convention SGCMIs. They will remain New Members until June and will then be initiated by their Sisters at Convention in Phoenix, AZ. Congratulations to these women, their families and close friends, and the Rho Epsilon/Texas Christin University, Lambda Alpha/University of Kentucky, Psi/University of Arkansas and Kappa Zeta/Texas Tech University chapters!


Emily Calloway, Rho Epsilon | TCU

Rho Epsilon/TCU – Emily Calloway

Emily’s connection to Chi Omega dates back to the founding of our Rho Epsilon Chapter at Texas Christian University. Emily’s grandmother, Joan Glasgow Keeling, was a charter member of Rho Epsilon in 1955 and later served as G.H. Emily’s mother, Kay Keeling Calloway, is also a Rho Epsilon initiate and served as the chapter’s G.M. and G.H.

The chapter wrote the following about Emily in their nomination, “Emily, like the women before her, is a natural leader. Others look up to her, respect her, and seek her out for advice. Her peers know that she is a good listener and a source of wisdom for someone so young. She takes responsibility for her actions and serves as a model of personal integrity. She is driven in all that she does, as she sets goals for herself and works hard to achieve them.”

Lucy Hargis, Lambda Alpha | Kentucky

Lambda Alpha/U of Kentucky – Lucy Hargis

The sisters of Lambda Alpha chapter shared the following when nominating Lucy for the SGCMI honor, “In all she does – in all aspects of her life – she always has the welfare of others at heart. We are so lucky that she chose Chi Omega because she has already demonstrated an interest in making a positive impact on the chapter. Not only does she always have a smile on her face, but she is the kind of person that you know will always listen, while also knowing exactly what to say.”

Lucy has a strong connection to Chi Omega, and, more specifically, our Lambda Alpha chapter. Lucy’s grandmother (Nell Vaughn Broadbent Henderson), mother, (Anne Broadbent Hargis), and biological sister (Caroline Hargis Smith) are all initiates of Lambda Alpha chapter.

Corinne Menz, Psi | Arkansas

Psi/U of Arkansas – Corinne Menz

Corinne’s Sisters shared the following about her in their nomination, “She is driven, she is loyal, she is resilient. From our Symphony, the line that Corinne most embodies is ‘to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely’ . . . When aligned with our six purposes, Corinne Menz embodies everything that it means to be a Chi Omega. Corinne is an exceptional leader by example.”

Corinne has many relatives who are Chi Omegas beginning with her great grandmother (Corinne King Laughlin, Psi/U of Arkansas) who was initiated in 1938. In addition, Corinne’s grandmother (Suzanne Laughlin Hawkins, Psi/U of Arkansas), mother (Courtney Hawkins Menz), sister (Mary Mills Menz), aunt (Lisa Ruth Laughlin Pullen), and three cousins (Barbie Hawkins James, Meredith Laughlin Suttle, and Corinne Pullen Skarda) are all initiates of our Psi Chapter. Corinne’s Chi Omega family extends beyond the University of Arkansas as she has four aunts (Barbara Menz Bryan and Nancy Menz Farrell both Kappa Beta/Rhodes College, Laura Menz Harper, Tau Theta/William Woods University, and Ginny Wittichen Hawkins, Tau/U of Mississippi), and two cousins (Mary Mills Hawkins Abington, Phi Gamma/Louisiana State University and Lana Laughlin Richardson, Tau Beta/Oklahoma State University) who are all Chi Omegas.

Kappa Zeta/Texas Tech – Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith, Kappa Zeta | Texas Tech

Caroline comes from a rich heritage of Chi Omega family members including her great grandmother (Jeanne Gravatte Cronmiller, Phi Alpha/GW), grandmother (Jeanne ‘Jan’ Cronmiller Lamb, Gamma/Florida State), mother (Gloria Lamb Smith, Epsilon Zeta/Stephen F. Austin State University), biological sister (Christine Smith, Kappa Zeta/Texas Tech), two aunts (Jeanne Lamb Wisener and Margaret Lamb Wright, both Kappa Zeta/Texas Tech), three cousins (Katherine and Kelley Wright, both Xi Kappa/Texas A&M and Sara Wisener Velarde, Kappa Zeta/Texas Tech) and a sister-in-law (McKinzie Flynn, Rho Epsilon/TCU).

Her nominators shared the following about Caroline, “She is a very well-rounded, hard-working young lady with high morals and values and it is apparent the pride she has for herself, her family, and her relationships . . . Her bright smile and caring ways lead to fun and strong friendships. Her heart for others pushes her to serve ones around her.”