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Chi Omega. Zeta Delta Chapter



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


"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 3 Collections and/or Records:

Chi Omega Paddle of Gertrude "Babe" Ovington, 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.

Dates: 1949

Danielle Simpson Scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: UNO-0268
Content Description

The scrapbook created by UNO student Danielle Simpson while an undergraduate student documents her membership in Chi Omega sorority Zeta Delta Chapter (pledged January 26, 1985), working as a student Ambassador, scholastic achievements, and other student interests and activities. The scrapbook includes photographs, news clippings, correspondence, invitations, felt Chi Omega letters, Ambassador name badge, and other material. Also included is Simpson's Chi Omega pin.

Dates: 1984-1988