In 1895, four women and one man had the idea to form a women's fraternity at the University of Arkansas, thus founding Chi Omega. Chi Omega is now the world's largest fraternal organization, with over 330,000 initiates and 179 collegiate chapters. Throughout Chi Omega's history, the Fraternity has brought its members incredible opportunities for personal growth, development and sisterhood that spans across the world. 


Our chapter, Psi Alpha, was founded in 1909 at the University of Oregon. We are one of Chi Omega's oldest chapters and pride ourselves on our desire to fulfill the six purposes of Chi Omega: friendship, high standards of personnel, scholarship, community service, career development and involvement in campus activities. Our home on Alder Street in Eugene is on the National Register of Historic Places. We are honored to be a part of such an inspiring organization that focuses so intently on building well-rounded, driven and strong women.   

To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances...
— chi omega symphony