Welcome to our website! This website offers a quick glance at what the women of our chapter of Chi Omega are all about and why I am proud to call them my closest friends. Here at Chi Omega, we are guided by our Fraternity’s six purposes of friendship, character, scholarship, campus involvement, career development, and community service. Whether by being involved on campus or in the Lincoln community as a whole, our sisters can be seen living out these purposes and further strengthening the bonds of our sisterhood.
The constant presence of our six purposes in our lives as Chi Omegas is what makes the Chi Omega experience stand out from all the rest. From the moment I walked through the big red door of Chi Omega, I felt a genuine bond unlike any I had ever experienced before. These women hold friendship in the highest esteem and strive daily to put their sisterhood first. Whether it is by having a snowball fight in the front lawn during finals week or providing a shoulder to lean on when things do not turn out as planned, there is always a Chi Omega sister there through it all. This ideal of friendship is cascaded through the other five purposes. The women of Chi Omega make scholarship their top priority and can count on their sisters to hold them to this ideal. From late night study sessions to forming study groups to ensure a sister reaches her goal, Chi Omegas pride themselves on consistently having one of the highest GPAs on campus. What makes Chi Omega unique is that these women are not only high achievers academically, but that they also strive to be active on campus and in the greater Lincoln community. Sisters are involved in all aspects of campus, from student government to the Husker Spirit Squad. Sisters can also be seen volunteering at local hospitals or being mentors as part of the Nebraska Human Resources Institute or the TeamMates Mentoring Program.
The daily commitment of our sisters to friendship, scholarship, and selfless service ultimately aids us in living with the highest form of character possible. Being surrounded by these women during my college years has molded me into a woman of dignity, grace, and self-respect. Without my sisters in Chi Omega, such qualities would not be as prevalent in my life. These women have been there for every up and down, and will continue to be supportive as we go our separate ways after college. Being a Chi Omega has truly made my college experience remarkable and will continue to guide me in my future endeavors, because Chi Omega is more than just four years; it is for a lifetime.
It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega here at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln! I am so excited for your interest in formal sorority recruitment. While recruitment week can be a bit overwhelming, you are about to embark on an amazing journey as you begin college and become a member of the Greek community here at UNL. I can vividly remember my own recruitment experience—coming to college from small-town USA, I was looking for a place to call home, a place in which I could surround myself with real women who would daily push me to achieve the goals I had set for myself and help me realize my full potential. As recruitment week went on, it became clear that Chi Omega would offer these things and so much more. I remember the excitement I felt when I opened my bid card to see I was a member of Chi Omega. From day one, I have truly felt at home in Chi Omega. I have been able to build friendships that will last a lifetime and have truly flourished as a student and a leader on campus because I am surrounded by women who constantly push me to become the best possible version of myself.
Something unique to Chi Omega that holds a special place in my heart is our Symphony. One of my favorite lines in the Symphony is, “…to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully…to be womanly always; to be discouraged never.”This line typifies what it means to be a member of Chi Omega. Whether by being involved in student government, Nebraska spirit squad, or prestigious honor societies; serving as mentors and leaders in the Lincoln community; or consistently striving for excellence in the classroom, I am able to see this line of the Symphony come to life on a daily basis through my sisters in Chi Omega. Being a member of Chi Omega has meant being involved in something bigger than myself. It has meant working together with my sisters to donate money to such organizations as Make-A-Wish Foundation, TeamMates Mentoring Program, Tiny Hands International, and the Lincoln Public Schools Backpack Program. It has meant laughing until it hurts and being comforted in times of deepest despair. Most of all, however, it has meant feeling free to kick back, relax, and simply be myself.
Please feel free to browse our website and learn more about the sisterhood of Chi Omega. As you prepare for recruitment, I encourage you to keep an open mind in exploring all that the Greek community here at UNL has to offer. I am so looking forward to meeting you in August for formal recruitment, and I wish you the best of luck in finding your home in one of the many wonderful sororities on campus!
Chapter Recruitment Chair