Chapter: Chi Omega- ΧΩ
Values: Friendship, Scholarship, Community Service, Campus activities, Career and Personal Development, and High Standards of Personnel
Philanthropies: Make-A-Wish Foundation & Exceptional Care for Children
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Founded at UD in: 1988
Chapter Instagram: @udchiomega
Involvement: The sisters of Chi Omega are very involved with their philanthropies, Make-A-Wish (National) and Exceptional Care for Children (local). These sisters have held Netflix Parties, and prior to Covid a drive-by Halloween Parade for Exceptional Care for Children. They also held a drive-by Wish Parade for 17-year-old Eddie, and granted his wish to get an X-Box. These women decorated their cars and made Eddie a basket of goodies. The Chi O sisters host Wish Week each year, which includes events like ChiHop where sisters made pancakes and dropped them off all around campus, Waggin' for Wishes where these women brought dogs for students to pet and play with, and a Parent's Brunch with raffles, all in order to raise money toward their philanthropies. The Chi Omega chapter has adapted to virtual fundraisers such as bingo boards for social media, a Pura Vida bracelet sale, and selling T-shirts.
Sisterhood: Being a Chi Omega means being a passionate, strong-willed, and sincere woman. Being in Chi Omega means there will always be a shoulder to cry on, always having a support system, and always feeling like you are a part of something bigger than yourself. The women of Chi O motivate one another to be the best versions of themselves, and to accomplish their dreams. Chi Omega is a group
of intelligent, and confident women who are all unique in their own way. Chi Omega emphasizes inclusivity and promotes sisters in being well-rounded members of the UD community.
Words from the Chapter President: "When I look around me at my sisters in Chi Omega, I see a group of women that are unapologetically themselves, and supportive of one another while still holding each other accountable. We stand up for what we believe in, and call out what we can’t stand for. No one celebrates me more than my sisters- they are my hype girls, role models, mentors, roommates, and family."
Kerry Travers, Chapter President
HEAR IT FROM THE SISTERS:
"Joining Chi Omega was one of the best decisions of my college experience. It's not only given me confidence in my abilities, but the chance to build skills outside of the classroom. I am able to meet some of the most amazing girls on campus because of Panhel and encourage all girls to go greek and do the same!"
-Kate Timmons, CAP Chair
"For me, being a Chi Omega means so many things. I have met my absolute best friends and my roommate, held leadership positions I am so thankful for and met so many inspiring and encouraging women along the way. For the 2020 school year, I was able to serve as Chi Omega's Philanthropy Chair where I organized events for our two wonderful philanthropies, the Make-A-Wish foundation and Exceptional Care for Children. Although we were virtual for most of my time as Philanthropy Chair, our chapter did not disappoint. I am so excited to see what our chapter has in store for this upcoming year and am so grateful for the memories and opportunities I have already experienced while being a Chi Omega here at the University of Delaware."
-Emily Weadock, Vice President