Chi Omega is a sisterhood that provides a network of friends and lifelong development for collegiate and alumnae members. Chi Omega is committed to:
- Personal integrity
- Excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits
- Inter-generational participation
- Community service
- Leadership opportunities
- Social enrichment
Chi Omega has a rich history dating back to its founding at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. Born in the late 19th century, Chi Omega’s four women founders grew to adulthood as a rapidly expanding economy fostered industrialization and urbanization. And they were instilled with the spirit of America, with values of independence, innovation, and adventure. They could not have known how influential their lives would be.
The organization grew locally that first year with 11 out of the 14 original members returning to the university in September of 1895. During this time, Chi Omega began to acquire a reputation for determination and poise, and for doing things well. Chi Omega was founded with the intent of becoming a national organization and it expanded into every part of the country. It is now the largest womens fraternal organization in the world, and the second largest women's organization, right behind The Girl Scouts.
The Sigma Beta Chapter of Chi Omega has flourished on the Montana State University Campus. We are extremely proud of our accomplishments from the past year, which include Chapter of the Year, Greek Week champions, Advisor of the Year and Highest Academic Achievement. We have been keeping busy with all the fun acitivities hosted by Chi Omega, Panhellenic and all of the Fraternity and Sorority Community!
This year's Formal Recruitment was incredibly successful for the Sigma Beta Chapter of Chi Omega. It led to 29 new women joining our sisterhood and raised our chapter size to above campus total. We are currently the largest sorority on campus with 69 members! The women of Sigma Beta are thrilled about the growth and development that we have seen over the past few years and are so excited to continue building this legacy.
This Spring we have our philanthropy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is the annual MSU 3-on-3 basketball tournament called Swishes for Wishes. Last year we raised $4,000 and donated more than 200+ hours to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Our philanthropy work benefits Make-A-Wish children right here in Montana, too!
This past semester we were a busy chapter! Some of our events included Big/Little Reveal, Sisterhoods, Parents and Professors Brunch and an ornament decorating party with our Adopt-A-Cop. We also hosted our second trivia game night called Battle of the Sexes with our Panhellenic sisters from Alpha Gamma Delta and our Fraternity brothers from Sigma Nu and Sigma Alpha Epsilon. In addition, we got first place in the SigEp Rose Bowl, which is a football tournament put on by Sigma Phi Epsilon with all the other sororities.
We look forward to many more opportunities to stay involved on the Montana State campus and within the Fraternity & Sorority Community!