Chi Omega

Chi Omega 2014Chi 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.

Chapter Update

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 Recruitment Excellence Award, Campus Involvement, Greek Week champions, Advisor of the Year, two Distinguished Alumnus Awards, New Member of the Year and Member of the Year. We have been keeping busy with all the fun acitivities hosted by Chi Omega, Panhellenic and all of the Fraternity and Sorority Community! 

In the past year, we have initiated 22 women into our Fraternity! This year's Formal Recruitment was incredibly successful for the Sigma Beta Chapter of Chi Omega. It led to 23 new women joining our sisterhood and raised our chapter size to above campus total. We are currently the largest sorority on campus with 75 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 hosted our philanthropy for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which is the annual MSU 3-on-3 basketball tournament called Swishes for Wishes. This year we raised $2,700 and donated more than 330+ 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 a sisterhood, where we painted pottery from Arts On Fire. In addition, we hosted an Easter egg hunt for women in the Chapter house, participated in Cycle For Life put on by our Greek brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha and represented the Not In Our House Taskforce.  

We look forward to many more opportunities to stay involved on the Montana State campus and within the Fraternity & Sorority Community!

Information

Nickname Chi-"O"
Philanthropy Make-a-Wish
Address 405 West Garfield
Bozeman, MT 59715
Local Chapter Website http://www.chiomega.com/sigmabeta
National Website http://www.chiomega.com/Home
Chapter President

Kierstyn Tuel

kierstyntuel@gmail.com