120 years ago in a small southern town on a small southern college campus a group of four girls and a dentist established what is known today as Chi Omega.
What better way to celebrate then to shed a little light on a sorority that has impacted and united not only so many girls but impacted a nation that we all call home.
Chi Omega has a rich history dating back to its founding at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895
[Chi Omega's] five founders were a small band of young women who, with the help of local dentist Dr. Charles Richardson, established the secrets, symbolism, and ritual that now bind together over 310,000 women from 174 collegiate chapters and more than 240 alumnae chapters.
A quote was recalled by one of the founders:
"When we looked upon that pin, our hearts then opened up to Chi Omega. Even though we were very young, we must have realized something about the spirit of the fraternity."
~Jobelle Holcombe, Chi Omega Founder
Chi Omega Fraternity reached a milestone in its history by initiating its 300,000th member in 2010. The Fraternity is the first group in the National Panhellenic Conference to achieve this landmark.
"We have inherited a package of timeless values and high standards, bestowed in love and trust by those who have gone before us. It is our responsibility to pass it on."
~Jean Mermoud Mrasek, Chi Omega National President, 2004-2008
...I dont know about you but that's a lot of t-shirts..