Western Illinois University Colony Achieves Official Chapter Status

Gamma Phi Omega Phi ChapterChicago, Ill. Sept. 16, 2016 – Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Phi Omega) has officially recognized Western Illinois University Colony (WIUC) as Phi Chapter, marking it as the 21st undergraduate chapter in the Midwest. The organization has undergraduate and alumnae entities across IL, IN, and TX.

The ladies who formed part of WIUC appeared before the National Board of Directors (NBOD) to present an overview of their past year’s campus events. All programming revolves around the organization’s four goals: academic excellence, community service, cultural awareness and sisterhood. “I am incredibly proud of the accomplishments these ladies have made on campus in their time as a colony and look forward to those they will achieve with chapter status,”  said Irma Ortiz, National President of the NBOD.

WIUC was established in March 2015 with 8 founding members and has now grown to 14 members. With strong contributions on and off campus, the ladies have shown their passion and commitment to Gamma Phi Omega and the Western Illinois University community. “Being recognized as Phi Chapter is a huge accomplishment for all of us. We feel that getting this recognition will motivate us to keep doing what we have been doing and to also push ourselves further in our goals as a sorority and as a newly established chapter,” Jenissa Niño, President of Phi Chapter. “Western Illinois University and Gamma Phi Omega can only expect phenomenal things from us.”

The ladies plan to make events such as the Bandana Project and co-partnering with Greek and Non-Greek organizations annual, as well as continue their efforts to raising awareness about the organization’s values of Sisterhood, Leadership and Success. To connect with Phi Chapter, email wiu@gammaphiomega.org or visit their Facebook Page.