The 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, 1904

The symphony of Chi Omega is known by heart by every sister. Why? Because it represents more than a motto; it represents a group of sisters on the way to becoming women who flourish sharing experiences and memories along the way. Our symphony expresses the heartbeat of a Chi Omega. Together we want to learn how to love before excluding, how to work hard and honestly, and how to encourage one another in every possible circumstance. Life as a Chi Omega offers support when situations are challenging through a sisterhood that aspires to be womanly always and discouraged never. Above all, our symphony reminds us to live a life that is honorable and consistent in a world that is not.


Formal recruitment for women's Greek Life at Union University begins on Sunday, August 28 and ends with Bid Day on Saturday, September 3. The Upsilon chapter of Chi Omega is once again looking forward to an exciting and successful recruitment. The deadline to sign up for recruitment is Sunday, August 28. Chi Omega encourages anyone interested in women's Greek Life at Union University to contact the Panhellenic advisor, Karen Taylor, at or 731.661.5244.

If you're ready to sign up for recruitment click here to fill out your application. We look forward to seeing you at our house during recruitment!