University of Illinois Springfield Colony Achieves Official Chapter Status

uisChicago, Ill. Feb. 3, 2017 – Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Phi Omega) has officially recognized University of Illinois Springfield Colony (UIS) as Chi Chapter, marking it as the 22nd undergraduate chapter in the Midwest. With undergraduate and alumnae entities across IL, IN, and TX, Chi Chapter’s 15 founding members are the largest founding line in Gamma Phi Omega history.

The ladies who formed part of UIS Colony appeared before the National Board of Directors (NBOD) to present an overview of their past years events and accomplishments. All programming revolves around the organization’s’ four goals: Academic Excellence, Community Service, Cultural Awareness and Sisterhood. “I am very impressed with the achievements of this group and look forward to the growth and future of this chapter,”  said Irma Ortiz, National President of the NBOD.   

Sisters from Chi Chapter were proud to announce to the NBOD that they completed 392.95 hours of volunteer work in their community and are involved in multiple organizations on campus including: Capitol Scholars Honors Program, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society, and Organization of Latin American Students. With great impact on their campus, the ladies are viewed positively on campus and do their best to co-sponsor and support events put on by different student organizations.

As a chapter, the ladies plan to do more quality programming that engages their campus, hope to select their chapter philanthropy and want to find more ways to serve the American Diabetes Association. “It is still unreal for me – not that long ago I was a Cygnet and now I am a Chi Chapter Founder! I am so proud of my line sisters and myself for all the work we have put in to accomplish achieving chapter status, said Colleen McMahon, President of Chi Chapter. “All of our hard work has paid off and we achieved something bigger than all of us – expanding the most gorgeous, prestigious, and original Sorority!” To connect with Chi Chapter, email or visit their Facebook Page.

About Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc.

Gamma Phi Omega International Sorority, Inc. (Gamma Phi Omega) is a Latina-oriented organization founded on the campus of Indiana University April 17, 1991. Gamma Phi Omega strives to unite sisters in the principles of achieving academic excellence, serving the communities in which we live and learn, preserving the sacred bond of sisterhood among women, and uplifting and advancing a cultural awareness among Latinos and those in our global communities. Gamma Phi Omega is committed to the values of diversity and inclusion in order to attain and maintain excellence within our sisterhood providing women an equal opportunity without regard to race, age, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status or disability. Gamma Phi Omega is a proud member of the National Association of Latino Fraternal Organizations.