Nickname: Chi O
Flower: White Carnation
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Nationally Founded: April 5, 1895
Founded at UW: April 16, 1909
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Notable Alumnae: Lucy Liu (Eta) – Actress, Harper Lee (Nu Beta) – Author of "To Kill A Mockingbird"
The Chi Omega Fraternity was established in 1895 and has continued to flourish as the largest and most prominent women’s fraternal organization in the nation. With such a network of women, each member of our Sisterhood has immense support as we commit to our founding purposes: Friendship, High Standards of Personnel, Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship, Career Development, Participation in Campus Activities, Community Service. The Alpha Chapter at UW is the 17th Chi Omega chapter.