It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bind over 260,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship -- striving to provide each sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities, and social enrichment.
Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization, with over 320,000 initiates, 178 collegiate chapters, and over 240 alumnae chapters. Throughout Chi Omega's long and proud history, the Fraternity has brought its members equaled opportunities for personal growth and development.
PI ALPHA CHAPTER
AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
In 1913, the Pi Alpha Chapter of Chi Omega was established at the University of Cincinnati on Christmas Eve. Ever since, we strive to live out Chi Omega's six purposes each and every day -- friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and creditable scholarship, participation in campus activities, career development, and community service.
To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be in the best sense, democratic rather than “exclusive”, and lovable rather than “popular”; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.
Written by Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, 1904
A LETTER FROM
On behalf of the Pi Alpha chapter of Chi Omega, welcome! My name is Jada Teregeyo, and I have the honor of serving my chapter as President. I am so thrilled to share with you why I love being a part of this organization and hope that through our website, you are able to catch a glimpse of what makes our chapter so special and unique.
Chi Omega is the largest Panhellenic sorority in the world, with over 380,000 initiates and 181 collegiate chapters. Chi Omegas are known on UC’s campus for being incredibly well-rounded and involved women, as we are constantly balancing our academic, professional, philanthropic, and social activities. Chi Omegas further their involvement on UC’s campus in countless ways - it’s hard to find an organization on our campus that Chi Omega is not a part of! Our activities and interests are extremely diverse, yet combined they reflect our hearts of service to our university and surrounding community. Everything I strive to be - ranging from friendship to academics - is due to the influence of Pi Alpha’s exceptional women, not only on me, but on the entirety of UC.
Here in Chi Omega, we believe in encouraging sisters to reach their fullest potential. It is our greatest joy to walk alongside each other as we journey through our college years and beyond. During recruitment, I was immediately struck by Chi Omega. Walking into the red front door of my now-home, I was instantly surrounded by insightful conversations, meaningful connections, and genuine support systems. I’ve been privileged to be surrounded by women of all backgrounds, talents, and passions. Chi Omega has truly made my college experience unforgettable. Whether it was meeting my closest friends or engaging in leadership opportunities, the joy this organization has brought into my life is something I will cherish forever.
Thank you for stopping by and gaining a better understanding of what Chi Omega is all about. I hope you can get a feeling of how special our chapter is and see why I’m so proud to call this place my home. Once again, welcome!
Loyally in Chi Omega,