Chi Omega was founded at the University of Arkansas on April 5, 1895. The Sigma Kappa Chapter was installed at Austin Peay State University on May 6, 1972. Today, Chi Omega has a growing sisterhood of more than 350,000 members and 181 active chapters. Membership in Chi Omega means a commitment to Chi Omega’s six purposes. These purposes guide each Chi Omega member and include the following:
High Standards of Personnel
Career and Personal Development
In 2002, the leadership in Chi Omega announced the Chi Omega/Make-A-Wish philanthropy alliance. Since the start of this alliance, Chi Omega has raised more than 19 million dollars and has volunteered nearly 1,000,000 hours for Make-A-Wish. The Sigma Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega raised more than $30,000 at their Make-A-Wish event in the Spring of 2018.
Nickname: Chi O
Colors: Cardinal and Straw
Flower: White Carnation
Chapter: Sigma Kappa
Founded Nationally: April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas
Founded Locally: May 6, 1972
Philanthropy: The Make-A-Wish Foundation
Chi Omega President:Bayleigh Robinson
"My name is Bayleigh Robinson and I am a senior at Austin Peay! This is my third year as a Gov and a Chi Omega. I was born and raised in Clarksville, TN and I graduated from Clarksville Academy, which is right down the street from APSU. I am a Criminal Justice Major and I also am minoring in Pre-Law. Currently, I serve as the Chapter President for Chi Omega. Over the past two years, I have been grateful to have the opportunity to lead my chapter as the Director of Career and Personal Development and Chapter Vice President. Outside of Chi Omega, I am a member of the Pre-Law Society, National Honor Society of Leadership and Success, and ODK. My first two years at Austin Peay I was also found on the sidelines of Football and Basketball games as an Austin Peay Dance Team Member cheering the govs to victory. There are so many opportunities I have been given at Austin Peay that I will be forever grateful for. Chi Omega is one of them and I encourage everyone to go Greek and make the best memories during your time at APSU!"