Since 1895, six purposes have guided the direction of every chapter. As
Chi Omegas, we find that our Ritual and the Six Purposes serve as a guide in our
pursuit of happiness and a balanced life. Today, they are still valid as
these intelligently interpreted purposes help to preserve and enhance the best
values of American culture. Those six purposes are...
A primary purpose of Chi Omega is the friendship shared by its members. This
includes the friendship Chi Omegas share with one another, with other Greek
letter societies and with university officials on campus.
High Standards of Personnel
To be a Chi Omega is an honor and a privilege. Although its members are diverse,
all Chi Omegas share a commitment to its purposes and the ideals of Chi Omega's
Sincere Learning and Creditable Scholarship
A college education is essential for a young woman in today's world. Chi Omega
requires its members and chapters to earn above average scholarship. To achieve
this, the values of time management and self-discipline must be emphasized.
Participation in Campus Activities
Chi Omega's membership program establishes a framework of leadership and
guidance through which a young woman may utilize her talents toward personal
growth. An important aspect of a woman's collegiate experience is involvement in
quality activities in addition to membership in Chi Omega.
When Chi Omega's founders developed the Fraternity's six purposes, they never
knew that these purposes would have an even greater impact and appropriateness
today than they did in 1895. Career development for women was almost unheard of
at the time of Chi Omega's founding; however, our founders anticipated its
Chi Omega chose the Make-A-Wish Foundation as their national philanthropy. Chi
Omega has always supported its chapters giving their time and talents to their