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Old 03-12-2008, 05:16 PM
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Originally Posted by AlwaysSAI View Post
From what I understand, Chi Omega founders chose the letters randomly. And, Alpha Chi Omega was founded as the first musical sorority in 1885 (right?). The chose Alpha & Omega because they thought they were going to be the first and last musical sorority founded. "Kai" was later added to mean "and" (First and last). Kai was later changed to Chi--making Alpha Chi Omega.
I would take such information with a grain of salt. Without knowing the ritual of both organizations, it is impossible to know for sure whether any similarities exist, and if so, whether by coincidence or design. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Sigma Phi Epsilon have similar names, but that's not necessarily an indication of any connection between the two.
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