Chapter Awards!

Congratulations to the following chapters receiving awards at Convention 2016!

Founders Cup
Awarded to the five chapters with the highest performance scorecards over the past biennium:

Chi Epsilon/University of Evansville
Omicron Lambda/Birmingham-Southern College (also received in 2014)
Phi Delta/Mississippi State University
Rho Epsilon/Texas Christian University (also received in 2014)
Upsilon/Union University

Chapter Award of Excellence

Alpha/University of Washington
Alpha Alpha/University of North Texas
Alpha Beta/Auburn University
Beta Delta/Thiel College
Beta Gamma/University of Louisville
Beta Kappa/Cal Poly-Pomona
Beta Lambda/Carthage College
Chi/Transylvania University
Chi Delta/Millsaps College
Chi Epsilon/University of Evansville
Chi Kappa/George Mason University
Delta Alpha/Univ. of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Delta Theta/Oglethorpe University
Epsilon Delta/University of Southern Mississippi
Epsilon Gamma/University of Tulsa
Epsilon Theta/Morehead State University
Eta Gamma/University of South Carolina
Eta Kappa/Missouri S&T
Gamma/Florida State University
Gamma Lambda/Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Iota/University of Texas-Austin
Iota Alpha/Southern Methodist University
Iota Mu/Quinnipiac University
Kappa/University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Kappa Lambda/UC San Diego
Kappa Mu/Sacred Heart University
Lambda/University of Kansas
Lambda Zeta/University of Missouri-Kansas City
Mu Lambda/University of Dayton
Omicron Beta/College of William & Mary
Omicron Lambda/Birmingham-Southern College
Omicron Zeta/Arkansas State University
Phi Alpha/The George Washington University
Phi Delta/Mississippi State University
Phi Epsilon/Ball State University
Phi Gamma/Louisiana State University
Phi Lambda/Franklin & Marshall College
Phi Zeta/McNeese State University
Pi/University of Tennessee
Psi/University of Arkansas
Psi Beta/University of Iowa
Rho Alpha/University of Missouri
Rho Epsilon/Texas Christian University
Rho Mu/DePaul University
Sigma Alpha/Miami University
Sigma Epsilon/Vanderbilt University
Sigma Kappa/Austin Peay State University
Sigma Mu/Babson College
Tau/University of Mississippi
Tau Alpha/Ohio University
Tau Beta/Oklahoma State University
Tau Delta/Gettysburg College
Tau Kappa/University of Montevallo
Tau Mu/Washington University in St. Louis
Tau Theta/William Woods University
Theta Kappa/Baylor University
Upsilon/Union University
Upsilon Lambda/Hanover College
Xi Delta/University of Toledo
Xi Kappa/Texas A&M University
Xi Mu/University of Rochester
Zeta/University of Colorado
Zeta Beta/University of Arizona
Zeta Zeta/Samford University

Chapter Certificate of Advancement:

Beta Beta/Washington State University
Delta Kappa/UNC Charlotte
Mu Alpha/University of New Hampshire
Mu Zeta/Adrian College
Omicron/University of Illinois
Phi Kappa/University of West Georgia
Pi Beta/University of Minnesota
Pi Mu/Florida Gulf Coast University
Psi Alpha/University of Oregon
Psi Zeta/University of Houston
Sigma Zeta/Texas A&M Commerce
Theta Gamma/Queens University
Theta Mu/Worcester Polytechnic University
Upsilon Delta/University of Miami
Xi Beta/University of Maine
Xi Theta/South Dakota State University
Xi Zeta/Univ. of Tennessee-Martin
Zeta Lambda/Wake Forest University
Zeta Mu/University of Denver

Meet the 2016 – 2018 Governing Council!

Governing Council (1 of 2)At the 61st biennial National Convention of Chi Omega held in Orlando, Florida from June 23-June 25, 2016, the delegates elected the Supreme Governing Council of Chi Omega to serve the Fraternity as national officers for the 2016-2018 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 will be posted soon to 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.

Introducing “Sisters on purpose”

new cover photoDuring Convention 2016, S.H. Shelley Potter unveiled a project two years in the making – the reveal of Chi Omega’s new visual identity and themeline.

As many of our Sisters know, collegians are faced with many choices as they start their college experiences. Sororities are just one of those choices. And, without the benefit of knowledge about what makes Chi Omega Sisterhood unique, the landscape of sororities all blends together. Especially, if all someone has to go on is a few Greek letters in a logo and a line of inspiring words.

More than ten years ago, Chi Omega defined “Flourish” as the expression of the opportunity for Sisters to grow to their full potential with the support of the Fraternity’s Sisterhood. “Flourish” helped to articulate the benefits Chi Omega provides.

But, a decade later – a few circumstances had changed.

For one, the idea behind flourish became less and less unique as many organizations adopted similar language and icons in their logos.

But more importantly, during this time, the world changed dramatically. With more choices of how to spend time, and easier access to creating groups of friends and networking on social media, the role of sororities in young women’s lives seemed less and less clear.

Over time, many began to wonder, does she even need us anymore?

The answer? Absolutely.

And it’s Chi Omega’s job to tell her why. You see, a brand is so much more than a logo or a theme line.

A brand is a PROMISE.

To be meaningful in today’s world, a brand must convey what’s true for those of us who know to those who don’t. It has to connect in today’s world in a fresh modern way. It also has to be one that only Chi Omega can claim.  So Chi Omega embarked upon a deliberate journey to make sure our brand promise rings true, that it differentiates and is a beacon for the future.

Through collective research we found that Chi Omega’s six founding purposes – established as the standards of the organization — continue to be the basis for what sets our Fraternity apart.

At the same time, the beauty of Chi Omega is the individuality that each Sister brings. Each Chi Omega has her own unique strengths and traits that make us a group that defies stereotype – women come as they are – and find authentic connections with Sisters while staying true to who they are.

Chi Omegas are women of substance, who expect more of the world and seek it out at every turn and want our brand to showcase that Chi Omega has vision and purpose, and that each member comes to us with her own intention and purpose.

We want to show the world, that Chi Omegas are…

Sisters on purpose.