Sisters inspired by our values who serve the world while keeping Chi Omega ever at heart. 

Chi Omega is an intergenerational women's organization forever committed to our founding purposes: 


The central principle, upon which all others are built. It is the spirit of love, and fun, and family; the security that comes from knowing that there will be sisters who will accept you for who you are throughout your life. 


The element that helps ensure the continuing success of the Fraternity. Chi Omega chapters attract the finest young women who have a strong commitment to success in college and throughout their lives. 


The ultimate reason for attending college. Chi Omega helps you obtain the finest education possible through academic incentive programs, tutoring, and scholarships from the Chi Omega Foundation.

 CAMPUS and community involvement

The element which ensures that Chi Omegas are active participants in the campus community. Involvement in worthwhile campus activities broadens your perspective and gives you experience in working with people of varying backgrounds and interests.


The preparation for life after college, developing our members for beginning their chosen careers. Chi Omega's network, is our way of linking, assisting, and contacting members who are moving, changing careers, or just need a friend In a new city or town.


The philanthropic activities that contribute to a community's welfare. Our members work on behalf of organizations in their own community, as well as our national alliance with Make-A-Wish, and see the results of their efforts.

 Chi Omega Symphony


To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed;
to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances;
to be, in the best sense, democratic rather than 'exclusive', and lovable rather than 'popular';
to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; 
to be womanly always; to be discouraged never;
in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.

Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter


For questions regarding our chapter, please feel free to contact our President, Mary Grace Henderson at


Mailing address

804 Iowa Avenue, Iowa City, IA, 52240

Iowa Fraternity and Sorority Life Website