Chi Omega bid day

Chi Omega is the largest fraternal women’s organization in the United States, with 181 collegiate chapters and over 375,000 total initiates. Specifically, the Sigma Beta chapter of Chi Omega at Montana State University is a well-developed sisterhood that provides both on campus and professional connections, as well as fosters unbreakable bonds within its members. Since its founding, the friendships made in Chi Omega are genuine and last a lifetime.

Chi Omega has a rich history dating back to its founding at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. The five founders created the Psi Chapter of Chi Omega with six main principles in mind (listed below).

The six purposes of Chi Omega:

  • Personal integrity

  • Excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits

  • Inter-generational participation

  • Community service

  • Leadership opportunities

  • Social enrichment

Chi Omegas live by these principles and employ them in their lives every single day. Through academic distinction, campus leadership, philanthropy work with Make-A-Wish Montana, and authentic sisterhood, Chi Omega is proud to be a prominent figure in the Bozeman community.

Chapter Update

The Sigma Beta Chapter of Chi Omega has flourished on the Montana State University campus. This year, Chi Omega has been honored with the “Sorority of the Year” award and the “Community Service”award. Within the past year, we have been keeping plenty busy with all of our volunteering, study dates, and Fraternity and Sorority Life events! On top of our engagement in the FSL community, all of our members are actively involved on the MSU campus throughout the year and many volunteer frequently in the Bozeman community. Many women in Chi Omega are involved in ASMSU senate, Orientation Leader roles, HEART initiative, Spanish Club, EagleMount, intramural sports, and even the school newspaper!

Chi Omega is dedicated to serving the Bozeman community, but a big piece of our heart goes out to our National Philanthropy, Make-a-Wish Montana. With over 5,500 hours volunteered around the community and over 500 of those being Make-a-Wish specific, it’s safe to say that we strive to live up to our purpose of being helpful and kind wherever we go. This past year we implemented our brand new philanthropy event, Wish Week, and raised over $10,000! The amount raised by Chi Omega is enough to grant two wishes for children in our Montana community. We are proud of our commitment to serve others and plan to do just that in the upcoming school year.

As always, our Chi Omega chapter enjoys a fun-filled and upbeat agenda! In the fall semester, we held our annual Mega Chi Omega retreat in which our sisters participated in games, activities, deep discussions and engaging workshops! In addition, we rode in a float in the Homecoming parade with the brothers of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity, hosted our fall formal, participated in fellow Fraternity and Sorority philanthropy events, engaged in a VOICE Center and HAVEN training, held sisterhood events, and invited alumni to return to our chapter to celebrate our Founders Day for our annual Eleusinia brunch.

In the past year, we have had another incredibly successful Formal Recruitment raising our membership total to 85 women. We recently initiated 25 women into our Fraternity and are extremely proud of our thriving sisterhood. The women of Sigma Beta are so proud of the growth and genuine development we have seen over the past few years and are so excited to continue building this legacy at Montana State University.

 

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

Kate Barlow | chiosbpresident@gmail.com

 

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