ABOUT CHI O
Founded in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, Chi Omega is the largest women's fraternal organization in the world with over 375,000 initiates and 181 collegiate chapters. The Psi Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega was founded on June 7th, 1970 as one of the first three sororities at Clemson University.
Throughout Chi Omega's history, six great purposes have been stressed, including friendship, high standards of personnel, sincere learning and credible scholarship, community service, participation in campus activities, and career development.
As one of the primary purposes of Chi Omega, the friendship and sisterhood shared by its members are invaluable benefits of being a sister. Although all Chi Omegas are diverse and intellectual in nature, we all have one common bond: sisterhood. We regularly host sisterhood events that promote our inclusive culture and fun personalities! Events include skating nights, spa nights, pizza on Y Beach and Bowman Field, big/little family dinners, movie nights, sister-instructed workout classes, and so many others. Check out our Sisterhood Page to find out more!
To be a Chi Omega is both an honor and a privilege. This is the purpose that ensures Chi Omega members will be sustainable and successful in the future. Chi Omega attracts only the most genuine, responsible, and honorable women, who have a strong commitment to success not only in their collegiate years, but for the rest of their lives. As a sisterhood that just celebrated its 125th birthday, Chi Omega continues to foster growth in their members and beyond.
Ever since its founding, Chi Omega has prioritized academic excellence and intellectual pursuits as the ultimate goal of higher education. Chi Omega requires its members as well as chapters nationwide to achieve scholarship deemed above average for the campus. To achieve this, the values of time management, study skills and self-motivation are emphasized. Our chapter offers many outlets for our members to thrive: tutoring, study hall, and scholarships are just a few examples of resources available to members. Psi Kappa has continually placed top in grades out of the entire Clemson Greek Community. Check out our Scholarship Page to find out more!
Chi Omega and the Make-A-Wish Foundation have established a partnership since 2002. Chapters support the Make-A-Wish Foundation consistently throughout the academic year as well as other charitable organizations both on the national and campus levels. We challenge our members to devote their time to a cause they care about. Every Chi Omega member participates in fundraising for Make-a-Wish, and every Psi Kappa volunteers with other outside organizations as well. Whether it be volunteering for Clemson LIFE or being a part of Dance Marathon, Psi Kappa's are always helping out their community as much as they can.
An important aspect of Chi Omega's collegiate experience is experience in scholastic activities and also the involvement in quality campus activities that enrich the development of Chi Omega sisters. Chi Omega's commitment to involvement results in our diverse membership. Many of our members are active in Clemson University Student Government, Honors College, Clemson Panhellenic Council, Clemson University Tour Guides, IPTAY, numerous Honor Societies, Academic Fraternities, leisure and volunteering clubs, and sports, just to name a few. Check out our Involvement Page to see more of what we do at Clemson University!
Being a Chi Omega isn't just for four years, it's for a lifetime. To prepare members for life beyond college, Psi Kappa provides a multitude of resources. Recent events our chapter has hosted include: guest speakers, resume workshops, career fairs, Chi Omega National workshops, and so many more networking opportunities.
Flower: White Carnation
Symbol: Skull and Crossbones
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Philanthropy: Make-A-Wish Foundation
Motto: Hellenic Culture and Christian Ideals