|National Founding||University of Arkansas, April 5, 1895|
|Colors||Cardinal and Straw|
|National Philanthropy||Make-a-Wish Foundation|
|Open Motto||“To Be Womanly Always, To Be Discouraged Never”|
Nicknames: Chi O, XO
Founder’s Day: 1895
Colors: Cardinal & Straw
Flower: White Carnation
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation (National) & women's empowerment (Stanford Chapter)
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Chapter Website: stanfordchiomega.com
National Website: chiomega.com
Chi Omega has been cultivating authentic friendships, scholars, and campus leaders at Stanford since 1915. With over 385,000 initiates, 181 collegiate chapters, and 243 alumnae chapters, Chi Omega is the largest women’s fraternal organization in the world. Chi Omegas are members of Congress, White House press secretaries, Academy Award winning actresses, NASA astronauts, and Silicon Valley CEOs — just to name a few!
At Stanford, Chi Omegas are leaders on campus — former ASSU presidents, PAC-12 champions, and accomplished scholars have called Chi Omega home. Together, we rally for football tailgates, dance the night away at formals and Special Dinners, and unwind at movie nights in our house. Our weekends are filled with fun sisterhood events, from Dish hikes and açai bowl runs to spa nights and study parties in the house.
Together, we have fun, lift each other up, and make a difference. We share values — not just interests — and are committed to our six founding purposes: Friendship, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Academic Excellence and Intellectual Pursuits, Community and Campus Involvement, and Personal and Career Development.
This year — more than ever — we've learned the importance of leaning on each other to get through tough times. If you're looking for an authentic and supportive group of friends who know you by name, care about you, and inspire you to do and be better, Chi Omega is your community. We can't wait to meet you!
New Member Dues: $525
Initiated Member Dues:
Fall Quarter Dues: $310
Winter Quarter Dues: $200
Spring Quarter Dues: $200
New Member dues cover a sister’s national new membership fee, programming, education, annual insurance, badge, and a one time Nu Alpha House Corporation fee. Our chapter dues cover sisterhood events, social events with other organizations, Special Ds, formals, and XO gear (stickers, attire, etc.). Fall dues are higher because they cover the annual membership fee and insurance for National Chi Omega. Some events like beach trips and additional gear orders are optional or have a copay to keep dues low for every member.
On the national level, Chi Omega offers various merit and need-based scholarships for undergraduate tuition, study abroad experiences, and graduate studies. Through the First-Gen and/or Low-Income (FLI) Office at Stanford, financial aid is offered to members of Greek organizations to assist with dues. Locally, our chapter has two scholarship funds to help cover educational expenses and a dues relief fund to provide dues assistance for initiated members with financial need. Scholarships and dues assistance will never need repayment due to changes to a recipient’s membership status. Potential new members can chat with our financial officer, Clara MacAvoy, about the financial aspects of Greek life and to explore different options. Clara’s email is firstname.lastname@example.org.