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Our Symphony

"While sisters may forget portions of our Ritual, stumble over our oath, or misplace their badge, each and every Chi Omega keeps The Symphony and her favorite line 'ever at heart' long after graduation."

The Chi Omega Symphony was written in 1904 By Ethel Switzer Howard. It is what most Chi Omegas would say to be our most defining representation of our Sisterhood. Chi Omega women, throughout the years, have adopted it as a personal code of behavior for which we strive to achieve. Learn more about the Chi Omega Symphony at 125 Stories.

To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; 

to place scholarship above social obligations 

& character before appearances; 

to be in the best sense, democratic rather than "exclusive", 

and lovable rather than "popular"; 

to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, 

to choose thoughtfully that course 

which occasion and conscience demand; 

to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; 

in a word, to be loyal under any 

and all circumstances to my fraternity 

and her highest teachings and 

to have her welfare ever at heart 

that she may be a symphony of

high purpose and helpfulness 

in which there is no discordant note

- Ethel Switzer Howard

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