Chapter History

Our chapter, Alpha Lambda, was founded on March 28th, 1998 at Valparaiso University in Valparaiso, Indiana. Since then we have grown into a sisterhood with many traditions and a strong presence on Valpo's campus.We wear our letters with great pride and look forward to growing the Chi Omega tradition at Valpo for generations to come. Our chapter has grown in the past few years, as Valparaiso's campus continues to grow. As of 2022, Alpha Lambda has 80 initiated members and are excited to grow even more. Recently, Alpha Lambda has received awards for:

-Pillar of Excellence 

-Excellence in New Member Education

-Excellence in Chapter Management

-Pillar of Excellence For Faith 

National History

It all began on April 5, 1895, at the University of Arkansas when four young women, with the help of a local dentist, established the secrets and symbolism of Chi Omega that today bind over 260,000 women. This small band of women founded Chi Omega after realizing a need for an organization that would foster both friendship and respect for the potential and inherent value of women. Over the years, Chi Omega has provided its members with unique opportunities in leadership, scholarship, and lifelong friendship - striving to provide each Sister with a commitment to personal integrity, excellence in academic and intellectual pursuits, intergenerational participation, community service, leadership opportunities and social enrichment.