It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four young 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 organization.
In 1987, the Phi Lambda chapter of Chi Omega was established at Franklin & Marshall College, and has been a well-known presence on campus since that time. At F&M, Chi Omega offers its members unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and life-long friendship and prepares young women to achieve their highest possible aspirations. Chi Omegas can be found in a number of highly diverse activities on campus. We are dedicated to the tradition that comes from being the oldest sorority on campus, but continue to establish even more traditions as the years progress.
The Phi Lambda Chapter of Chi Omega holds an annual philanthropic event, DipSync, each spring to raise funds to donate to our national philanthropy, Make-A-Wish. We are dedicated to helping children receive the power of a wish! This cause is near and dear to our hearts, and each year, Make-A-Wish gives hope and joy to children with medical conditions. Additionally, we work with the Lancaster chapter of Girls On The Run (GOTR), which teaches girls physical fitness teamed with self confidence and culminates in a 5k run held on campus.
We are proud to be Chi Omegas, and we continually look forward to inviting more women to join us in experiencing all that Chi Omega has to offer. We welcome you to view our website or follow us on Twitter for more information! We are always Chi Omega, and we look forward to meeting you soon!
Founded: April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Flower: White Carnation
Mascot: the Owl
Magazine: The Eleusis
Chapter Site: http://chaptersites.chiomega.com/default.aspx?site=199
Twitter Account: http://twitter.com/#!/philambdachio
President- Joey Finnegan
Vice President- Allison McQuaide
Secretary- Leah Taben
Treasurer- Hannah Groff
Personnel- Kathlyn Connelly
Panhellenic Delegate- Caroline Banfield
Recruitment- Chloe Singer
House manager- Katy Lembeck
New Member Educator- Claire Bartholomew