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Chi Omega


Chi Omega was the first national sorority at the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1949 when local sorority Pi Omega Pi became its affiliate.


"All Greek Groups National as Sig Lamb's Join Lambda Chi." Gateway (Omaha, NE). May 9, 1952.

"OU Greek Organizations Boast of Social Activities, Volunteer Work." Gateway (Omaha, NE). October 15, 1958.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chi Omega Paddle, 1949

 Item — Box: Chi Omega [1]
Scope and Contents Chi Omega ceremonial hazing paddle that belonged to Gertrude "Babe" Ovington, OU class of 1950. Ovington's married name was Bailey. The paddle's leather strap is intact. Engraved on the front of the paddle is "To Babe from Nancy" and the reverse reads "Omaha University" and "December 19, 1949." The paddle bears the mark of L.G. Balfour of Attleboro, Massachusettes.

Chi Omega Sorority Pin of Mary Benecke, circa 1955

 File — Box: Chi Omega [2]
Scope and Contents The UNO Artifact Collection includes objects related to the University of Nebraska at Omaha and its predecessor the University of Omaha, from circa 1908 to the present. The collection includes a diverse array of OU and UNO branded items, t-shirts, hats, sweaters, blankets, scrapbooks, proclamations, trophies, award plaques, flags, pennants, pins, pens, seat cushions, coffee mugs, toys, ephemera, memorabilia, and other objects.The bulk of this collection has not yet been...