Chi Omega to join University of Minnesota Campus This Fall: UMN News

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The University Panhellenic Council announced Chi Omega will join the U's greek community this fall.

The University's News Service said another sorority, Phi Mu, is set to join campus between 2015 and 2017. Both Phi Mu and Chi Omega have previously been on the University of Minnesota campus. Phi Mu from 1925-1970 and Chi Omega from 1921-1989.

Chi Omega will be the 14th Panhellenic sorority on campus, and Phi Mu the 15th, the University's News Service said.

The new chapter of Chi Omega will have a different recruitment process than the rest of the Panhellenic sororities. They will have their own time to recruit members and will participate on the first day of fall formal recruitment for a general information session about the sorority and the chapter, and will then drop out of the formal recruitment process, the Minnesota Daily said.

There are many reasons why Chi Omega was chosen to come to the U. One reason they were chosen was because they have a Chi Omega at every Big Ten School besides Minnesota. The second is the sorority has a high concentration of alumnae in the area. There are more than 1,100 alumnae within a 25-mile radius.

Chi Omega is planning on using the new 17th Ave. residence hall as its meeting space until it finds more permanent housing, the Minnesota Daily said.

This is the first time in more than 30 years the University has added a sorority, the University News Service reported.

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