April 24, 2013

Worcester Polytechnic Institute is pleased to announce that the Panhellenic Association, the governing body for sororities at WPI, has invited Chi Omega to join the WPI fraternity and sorority campus community in winter 2014. Founded at the University of Arkansas in 1895, Chi Omega has 174 collegiate chapters and over 310,000 members.

Following visits by two outstanding organizations, the Extension Committee, composed of representatives of the four existing National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) sororities, staff, and alumni, had the difficult challenge of narrowing a competitive pool of organizations to one that will form a chapter at WPI. The selection of Chi Omega was based upon what the committee felt would be in the best interests of both WPI and the interested organizations, using a range of criteria that included colony establishment plans, support for the colony, support for the established chapter, compatibility with the WPI mission, success at technical institutions, and overall fit with the current institution.

As Diana Nguyen ’14, Panhellenic president, states, “We are happy to welcome Chi Omega to this campus and look forward to welcome them with open arms to our Panhellenic and WPI community.” Chi Omega will be joining a continuous 122-year tradition of brotherhood and sisterhood at WPI. Currently WPI has 5 sororities and 13 fraternities, making up over 32% of the student population. For individuals interested in pursuing membership with Chi Omega, look for more information at the start of B-Term 2013.

For questions or more information, contact Emily Perlow, eperlow@wpi.edu.