Welcome to the Rho Chapter of Chi Omega!

Chi Omega was founded April 5, 1895 at the University of Arkansas by Dr. Charles Richardson, Ina Mae Boles, Jean Vincenheller, Jobelle Holcombe, and Alice Simonds. Today, Chi Omega is the largest women's organization in the National Panhellenic Conference with over 310,000 initiates, 174 collegiate chapters, and over 240 alumnae chapters.

Rho has been an active chapter at Tulane since 1899.

Vision: Sisters inspired by our values who serve the world while keeping Chi Omega ever at heart.

Mission: Chi Omega is an intergenerational women's organization forever committed to our founding purposes:
      Friendship
      Personal integrity
      Service to others
      Academic excellence and intellectual pursuits
      Community and campus involvement
      Personal and career development

Mascot: Owl

Symbol: Skull and Crossbones

Colors: Cardinal and Straw

Flower: Our flower is the white carnation. It was chosen for its pure, delicate white color and its rich, refreshing perfume.

Crest: Chi Omega's Crest was adopted in 1902. Centered on the crest is the white carnation, with the Chi to the left and the Omega to the right of the flower. Above these symbols are both the skull and crossbones and the owl. Beneath the carnation are the five letters, Rho, Beta, Upsilon, Eta and Sigma. A laurel wreath, used by ancient Greeks to honor scholars and heroes, surrounds all of the emblems known and loved by Chi Omegas.

Badge: Chi Omega's badge is a monogram of the Greek letter "Chi" superimposed over the Greek letter "Omega." The fourteen stones, always pearls or diamonds, are set into the badge. Dr. Charles Richardson, one of Chi Omega's Founders, crafted our first badge from dental gold. Chi Omega's new member pin is a black enamel oval edged with gold. The Greek letters Chi and Omega are in the center.

Symphony: The Symphony was written by Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, in 1904.

"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 loveable rather than "popular"; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demands; 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."