Chi Omega

Local Chapter Name: Gamma Zeta

Founded: April 5, 1895 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Colors: Cardinal (red) and Straw (yellow)

Mascot / Symbol: Owl

Motto: The Chi Omega Symphony
The Chi Omega Symphony articulates the true ideal of a Chi Omega Sister. Every Chi Omega carries the Symphony in her heart, and most have a favorite line upon which they often reflect.
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.
Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, Northwestern University, 1904

Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation

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Famous Alumna: Sela Ward (Actress), Lucy Liu (Actress), Alice Marriott (co-founder of Marriott Corporation), Blanche Lincoln (U.S. Senator representing Arkansas & youngest woman elected to U.S. Senate), Frances Mayes (author of Under the Tuscan Sun)