West Virginia Universitys Theta chapter of Chi Omega will celebrate 100 years of service and sisterhood this weekend (April 8-10).
The chapter was founded in June 1905, with just a few membersand today has grown to a membership of over 90 active members. Nationally, Chi Omega has 170 chapters at college campuses across the U.S. and over 250,000 initiated women.
Centennial activities begin Friday with registration at the Radisson Hotel from 3-6:30 p.m. Nametags, an itinerary and centennial keepsakes will be distributed.
Alumnae will then gather at an open house reception at the Chapter House on North High Street from 7-9 p.m. Active members will give house tours, and memorabilia from years past will be on display.
The feature event will be a centennial luncheon at noon Saturday at the Radisson. National Chi Omega officer Joellyn Sullivan will give the keynote address, and WVU President David C. Hardesty will also offer remarks.
Centennial gifts will be presented by Centennial Chairwoman Jennifer DeFlorentis to both the University and the national organization. A sundial that rests on the grounds of Elizabeth Moore Hall marked the chapters 75 th anniversary gift to the University.
Following the afternoon luncheon, an evening social will be held at Bent Willeys from 7-9 pm.
Pledge class brunches are planned on Sunday.
Chi Omega begun in 1895 at the University of Arkansas, and has since grown to become the largest womens fraternity in the nation.
For 100 years, members of Theta chapter have worked hard to uphold the culture and ideals of our fraternity,DeFlorentis said.Through our experiences as Chi Omegas, we have developed leadership skills, realized scholastic achievements and made life long friends. It is our hope that through this centennial weekend, we will renew those special bonds of sisterhood and create many new memories. It will no doubt be a weekend to remember.