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 Sorority Academic Excellence by maintaining the highest sorority GPA throughout the year, Advisor of the Year and Alumni Excellence Award. WE have been keeping busy with all of the fun activities hosted by Chi Omega, Panhellenic and the Sorority and Fraternity community as a whole!
In the past year, we have initiated 19 women into our Fraternity, and this years Formal Recruitment was incredibly succesfsul for the Sigma Beta chapter of Chi Omega. Our chapter's efforts culminated in 31 new women joining our sisterhood, raising our membership to 85 members. The women of Sigma Beta are thrilled about the growth and development we have seen over the past few years and are so excited to continue building this legacy at Montana State University.
In the spring, we hosted our philanthropy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is an annual MSU 3-on-3 basketball tournament called Swishes for Wishes. We raised over $4,000 and donated more than 330+ hours to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this year. Our philanthropy work benefits Make-A-Wish children right here in Montana, too!
As always, our Chi Omega chapter enjoys a fun-filled and upbeat agenda! We recently held two sisterhood events, which gave us an opportunity to paint Chi Omega letters and canvases together. In addition, we hosted a professional skills workshop at the Chapter house, participated in Cycle for Life put on by our Fraternity brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha, and represented the Not In Our House Taskforce.
|Address||405 West Garfield
Bozeman, MT 59715
|Local Chapter Website||http://www.chiomega.com/sigmabeta|