NICKNAME: Chi O
MOTTO: Womanly always, discouraged never.
NATIONALLY FOUNDED: April 5, 1895
FOUNDED AT UW: April 16, 1909
COLORS: Cardinal and Straw
FLOWER: White Carnation
PHILANTHROPY: Make-A-Wish Foundation
NOTABLE ALUMNI: Lucy Liu (Eta), Harper Lee (Nu Beta)
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.