Chi Omega at UMass Amherst

Chi Omega at UMass Amherst It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism that today bind over 300,000 women.
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This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women.

Mission: Our symphony states: "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." By Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, 1909

Operating as usual

𝓕𝓪𝓶𝓲𝓵𝔂 𝓲𝓼 𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻Megan speaks on her experience being in the Cloud Family ☁️✨ “The transition from being a little to bei...
12/11/2020

𝓕𝓪𝓶𝓲𝓵𝔂 𝓲𝓼 𝓯𝓸𝓻𝓮𝓿𝓮𝓻

Megan speaks on her experience being in the Cloud Family ☁️✨

“The transition from being a little to being a big has been so rewarding. Catie was the best big in the whole world and she taught me so much. I’m so happy to be able to share the same experience with my little baby little Erin :) Coming from the cloud fam is something I am so proud of and adding a little addition to the fam is super exciting!”

Tag a member of your fam that you miss!⬇️👯‍♀️

Don’t forget to keep writing letters to Santa to help raise money for Make-a-Wish! It’s a quick, free, and simple way to...
12/07/2020

Don’t forget to keep writing letters to Santa to help raise money for Make-a-Wish! It’s a quick, free, and simple way to makes life-changing wishes come true for children fighting against critical illnesses. Link in bio🎅🏻💌💫

Some midweek motivation to get you through finals! #yougotthis
12/02/2020

Some midweek motivation to get you through finals! #yougotthis

Nothing better then weekend getaways with sisters✨✨#sisterhood #umasschio ••Tag a sister you can’t wait to see below! ⇩
10/15/2020

Nothing better then weekend getaways with sisters✨✨#sisterhood #umasschio
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Tag a sister you can’t wait to see below! ⇩

Nothing better then weekend trips with your sisters!!! 𝓖𝓸 𝓖𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓴 to find your girl gang.. recruitment registration link i...
08/04/2020

Nothing better then weekend trips with your sisters!!! 𝓖𝓸 𝓖𝓻𝓮𝓮𝓴 to find your girl gang.. recruitment registration link in bio!✨

@ Chi Omega at UMass Amherst

In response to the recent protesting of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and those before them...
06/02/2020

In response to the recent protesting of the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and those before them, the Iota Beta chapter of Chi Omega joins all who condemn racism, hate, bigotry, and violence. While we pride ourselves as being an inclusive and diverse organization, we understand that this is not enough. We can no longer continue to be silent as we watch injustices unfold on our Black/African-American and POC peers. As sorority women we understand that our privilege is unique and we must use our voices.
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The Iota Beta chapter encourages our members and peers to take a stand. In order to be better, we must do better. Our chapter’s leaders are committed towards starting a conversation and educating our members on diversity and inclusion. Regardless of where we all stand politically, racism and hatred has no place in our chapter, community, or country. To our Black sisters and friends...You Matter. We see you, we hear you and we stand with you. Over the next few days we will be providing resources for ways that we all can help. You can start by texting “FLOYD” to 55156 to hold the officers involved in the death of George Floyd accountable.

In a time full of uncertainty, celebrating the #littlethings and staying positive has become essential. Take a moment to...
05/26/2020

In a time full of uncertainty, celebrating the #littlethings and staying positive has become essential. Take a moment today and let a special sister know you’re thinking about her by sending virtual flowers in the comments. As always, Chi-O hopes you are staying safe, washing those hands, and practicing healthy habits!

Wishing we were squeezing our besties and cheering on the minutemen today!!🏈💫Who else is missing game days??
05/21/2020

Wishing we were squeezing our besties and cheering on the minutemen today!!🏈💫Who else is missing game days??

Looking forward ➜ to beachy days ahead 🐚🌊
05/18/2020

Looking forward ➜ to beachy days ahead 🐚🌊

To the seniors of Iota Beta, We are so proud of each and every one of you. Although your time at UMass has unfortunately...
05/08/2020

To the seniors of Iota Beta, We are so proud of each and every one of you. Although your time at UMass has unfortunately been cut short, we could not imagine sending off a better group of women into the world. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors and congratulate you for all of your accomplishments. — Head to our seniors highlights to meet some of our outstanding seniors and their favorite memories in Chi O! ~Tag a senior you will miss ❤️💛

Sis • ter • hood (n): a constant support system, living room study seshes, a hug when you really need it, supporting and...
05/06/2020

Sis • ter • hood (n): a constant support system, living room study seshes, a hug when you really need it, supporting and sharing our passion about philanthropy, movie nights in the TV room, ice cream runs after a tough week of exams, the list goes on. Without our Chi Omega sisterhood, we would miss out on... ⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵

Waiting for warm weather like... 🌞>> sisters, tag someone you want to spend a sunny day with★
05/05/2020

Waiting for warm weather like... 🌞
>> sisters, tag someone you want to spend a sunny day with★

....because one day we will get to hug and travel and laugh with our sisters again☀️🌊tag a sister you can’t wait to be w...
05/02/2020

....because one day we will get to hug and travel and laugh with our sisters again☀️🌊tag a sister you can’t wait to be with

We wanted to give a HUGE thank you to all of our sisters working as essential workers during this time. Chi Omegas are p...
04/30/2020

We wanted to give a HUGE thank you to all of our sisters working as essential workers during this time. Chi Omegas are proud to know them, proud to be them, proud of them. Thank you for helping keep our communities safe and healthy! 💛

⥤ Sister Bridgette Philibert is currently working in a group home with individuals with developmental disabilities.

When life gives you lemons 🍋 >>> you have a #zoomformal !
04/29/2020

When life gives you lemons 🍋 >>> you have a #zoomformal !

Now more than ever, practicing ☼ G R A T I T U D E ☼ is crucial. Comment below what has been making you smile through th...
04/26/2020

Now more than ever, practicing ☼ G R A T I T U D E ☼ is crucial. Comment below what has been making you smile through these times!

Some Thursday motivation ✨
04/23/2020

Some Thursday motivation ✨

Feeling like spring 💐🌸🌷
04/19/2020

Feeling like spring 💐🌸🌷

➳➳always better together➳➳
04/15/2020

➳➳always better together➳➳

𝕋𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨
04/13/2020

𝕋𝕙𝕣𝕠𝕨 𝕨𝕙𝕒𝕥 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕜𝕟𝕠𝕨

H A P P Y at home ✽
04/11/2020

H A P P Y at home ✽

Today we are spotlighting sister Maggie Grady! ✰  ☞ Maggie is a Fall 18’ kinesiology major that was studying abroad in A...
04/09/2020

Today we are spotlighting sister Maggie Grady! ✰
☞ Maggie is a Fall 18’ kinesiology major that was studying abroad in Australia earlier this semester!
☞#whyilovechio >>
“I love chi o because of the amazing opportunities it has given me and the people I have been able to meet. Chi O has created a home for me at Umass and without it my college experience would not have been the same. I’m so grateful for chio giving me my best friends and the most inspirational people!”
We ♡ you Maggie!

✰ today & everyday is all about that •GRL♕PWR•
04/07/2020

✰ today & everyday is all about that •GRL♕PWR•

①②⑤ years of Chi Omega! We are so grateful to be a part of an organization that empowers us to be #womanlyalwaysdiscoura...
04/05/2020

①②⑤ years of Chi Omega! We are so grateful to be a part of an organization that empowers us to be #womanlyalwaysdiscouragednever
~125 years later and @chiomegaxo is the nations largest sorority with over 375,000 sisters!
Happy Founders Day ♡
-Iota Beta

Monday ⇢ m o t i v a t i o n ❯ stay ✰confident✰ you are a #girlboss
03/30/2020

Monday ⇢ m o t i v a t i o n ❯ stay ✰confident✰ you are a #girlboss

First week of online classes mood ★ ★ ★
03/27/2020

First week of online classes mood ★ ★ ★

We know that these times are challenging. Moving home, online classes, and so much uncertainty. We are sad knowing we wi...
03/20/2020

We know that these times are challenging. Moving home, online classes, and so much uncertainty. We are sad knowing we will not be returning to UMass for the remainder of the semester. However, through times of hardship we can reflect on one constant in the midst of chaos- our sisterhood. We are so grateful for the time we had together this year, especially all the memories we made with our current seniors. Our hope is that we can bring some positivity and hope into your day so sisters- tag someone who has stuck by you through thick and thin. Tell them what they mean to you and how their sisterhood has changed you 💛 wishing everyone good health and a safe next few weeks

#WhyILoveChiO >> “I love chi o because it has helped me branch out in ways I could have never imagined. ChiO has given m...
03/04/2020

#WhyILoveChiO >> “I love chi o because it has helped me branch out in ways I could have never imagined. ChiO has given me so many opportunities and has allowed me to meet so many wonderful people who I am lucky enough to call my best friends/ sisters! I could now not imagine college without ChiO and I am so thankful for my new home at 47 Olympia where I always feel welcomed”
-Kat Edell, Fall ‘19

a ╳ s i s t e r h o o d ╳ stronger than our skating skills⚡️
03/01/2020

a ╳ s i s t e r h o o d ╳ stronger than our skating skills⚡️

new week ≫ new adventures ≫ new goals. Let’s get this week ladies!
02/24/2020

new week ≫ new adventures ≫ new goals. Let’s get this week ladies!

•𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊’𝖘 𝖓𝖔 𝖕𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖊 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖍𝖔𝖒𝖊•47 Olympia is more than a house...it’s a place to call home. It’s living room study seshes, ...
02/23/2020

•𝕿𝖍𝖊𝖗𝖊’𝖘 𝖓𝖔 𝖕𝖑𝖆𝖈𝖊 𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊 𝖍𝖔𝖒𝖊•
47 Olympia is more than a house...it’s a place to call home. It’s living room study seshes, movie marathons, good food, and late night laughs after a tough day.

Sisters, what does our home mean to you? ⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵

Throw yo hands ⋆ n letters ⋆ in the air if you’re ready to WKND
02/20/2020

Throw yo hands ⋆ n letters ⋆ in the air if you’re ready to WKND

Life is only as good as the people you get to share it with ☻ #sistersonpurpose
02/16/2020

Life is only as good as the people you get to share it with ☻ #sistersonpurpose

Take us b a c k ⇠⇠ to summerTag a sister you can’t wait to adventure with this summer...⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀⠀⇵⠀
02/14/2020

Take us b a c k ⇠⇠ to summer

Tag a sister you can’t wait to adventure with this summer...
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Happy  International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 🩺🔬We are so proud of our sisters studying science related majors...
02/12/2020

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! 🩺🔬We are so proud of our sisters studying science related majors! Check out Caroline (microbiology), Gracie (animal science/pre-vet), and Cait (neuroscience/pre-med)! You go girls!! @ Chi Omega at UMass Amherst

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47 Olympia Drive
Amherst, MA
01002

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Symbols: Tawny Gray Owl White Carnation Skull and Crossbones Colors: Cardinal and Straw 6 Purposes: Friendship High Standards of Personnel Credible Scholarship and Sincere Learning Participation in Campus Activities Career Development Community Service IOTA BETA LEADERSHIP President: Kaylee Crowell Vice President: Emily Sholi Secretary: Halee Murphy Treasurer: Julia Krapf New Member Educator: Jackie Acquaviva Personnel Chairwoman: Caroline Wienkamp Panhellenic Delegate: Carmela Rossello Recruitment Chairwoman: Lydia Sweetser

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Please join us for the 47th Annual Amherst-A Better Chance Fall Foliage 5Kwalk/run on Saturday, October 20th. The course begins on the Amherst town common and will include beautiful vistas during peak foliage! You can also create your own fundraising page to support the ABC house and our Scholars! The ABC program has been in Amherst for nearly 50 years and has changed the lives of over 125 high schoolers. The community has played a critical role in making this program happen, so please sign up today. This will be a family event with lots of great post run entertainment. Click here to register
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