UCSD Chi Omegas value a balance between our six purposes: scholarship, campus involvement, community service, sisterhood, friendship & social, and career & personal development. Our chapter programming focuses on a commitment to these purposes – balancing a wide range of activities including weekly study hours, quarterly formal dances, sisterhood hikes, beach clean-ups, alumni mixers, and heading out to cheer on the Triton athletes. Our UCSD chapter has raised over $60,000 for the Make-A-Wish foundation which grants wishes to children suffering from life-threatening conditions. Our chapter has had the privilege and joy in granting 11 wishes in our most recent years. Each Chi Omega holds our philanthropy close to heart, our wish granting celebrations allow us to meet our wish recipient child and their families, share in the experience of their dream coming true and put a face to the benefactor of our fundraising efforts. For more information, please check out our website at www.ucsdchiomega.com.
The Chi Omega symphony is something close to all of our hearts as it is what we strive to live by. The symphony is as follows:
‘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
Ina Mae Boles, Jean Vincenheller, Jobelle Holcombe, and Alice Simonds, with the help of Dr. Charles Richardson established the first chapter at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. Together they established the secrets, symbolism, and ritual that bind over 330,000 women today. Every year we celebrate our founding at the annual Eleusinian banquet in early April.
Cardinal & Straw
Owl and Skull & Crossbones
April 5, 1895
National philanthropy: Make-a-Wish Foundation