Omicron Chapter

Omicron Chapter was installed at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in Urbana, Illinois, on May 24, 1913.

Omicron Chapter (Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) has the distinction of being founded by a Gamma Phi Beta Founder, Frances E. Haven Moss (Syracuse, 1874). The local group, known as Phi Beta, was organized in 1907 and encouraged to petition Gamma Phi Beta by Frances E. Haven Moss and her husband Charles Moss. Violet Jayne Schmidt (Michigan, 1884) was Dean of Women at the University and urged acceptance of the group. The charter was granted and the Installation ceremonies were conducted by members of Epsilon Chapter (Northwestern), Beta Chapter (Michigan) and Gamma Chapter (Wisconsin-Madison). A portrait of Frances E. Haven Moss hangs in the Omicron Chapter facility and is a memorial to her deep interest in the chapter until her death in 1937.

Pictured above: The Omicron Chapter facility before 1927.