Chi Rho Omicron
The official emblem of Chi Rho Omicron Fraternity
FoundedFebruary 16, 1995; 29 years ago (1995-02-16)
California State University, Fresno
MottoMg Lalaking Kagalanggalang (Respectful Young Gentlemen)
PillarsAcademics, brotherhood, culture, and community
Colors  Blue and   Black
Members700 + lifetime
Headquarters4049 Fawn Circle
Sacramento, California 95823
United States

Chi Rho Omicron (ΧΡΟ) is a Filipino-based fraternity founded in 1995 at California State University, Fresno.[1][2] It has chartered ten chapters in California.[3]


Chi Rho Omicron was founded on February 16, 1995, on the campus of California State University, Fresno.[4] Its seven Founding Fathers were:[3][5]

The fraternity was created to strengthen Filipino unity by removing the divisions between regions, class levels, and language barriers.[4] However, men from every culture are welcome to join the fraternity.[4] Its mission is "to promote the understanding, enrichment, and appreciation of the Pilipino culture, history, and heritage through a brotherhood/family environment; to instill the desire for self-improvement, scholastic excellence, and the cultivation for civic responsibility."[3][5] Its pillars are academics, brotherhood, culture, and community.[2]

Soon after its creation and official recognition by the university, ΧΡΟ expanded with Beta chapter at San Francisco State University in 1996.[1] Other colonies were established, resulting in eight additional chapters being chartered elsewhere in California.[2]

The fraternity was incorporated in the State of California on March 24, 2006.[6] Since its founding, Chi Rho Omicron has initiated more than 700 members.[7]

Community service

The fraternity's community service projects tend to have a link to the Filipino community.[8][2][5] Projects include supporting the equity for Filipino World War II veterans and the reconstruction of the International Hotel in San Francisco.[8][5] The fraternity raises funds for the Pinoy/Pinay Educational Program, providing school supplies and Filipino history books to elementary students in San Francisco.[2] The fraternity also hosts Filipino Heritage Week activities on campus and in its various communities.[9][10]


Following is a list of Chi Rho Omicron chapters.[3] Active chapters are indicated in bold. Inactive chapters are in italics.

Chapter Chartered/Range University City, State Status References
Alpha February 16, 1995 – 2016 California State University, Fresno Fresno, California Inactive [1][4]
Beta February 20, 1996 San Francisco State University San Francisco, California Active [1]
Gamma California State University, East Bay Hayward, California Inactive [1][11]
Delta 199x ?–202x ? University of San Francisco San Francisco, California Inactive [1]
Epsilon May 18, 1998 California State University, Sacramento Sacramento, California Active [1]
Zeta May 11, 2000 – March 20, 2023 University of California, Davis Davis, California Inactive [1][8][12][a]
Eta June 2, 2000 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona Pomona, California Active [1][4][5]
Theta May 11, 2008 San Diego State University San Diego, California Active [1][13][b]
Iota November 20, 2014 – 2022 California State University, Long Beach Long Beach, California Inactive [1][3][c]
Kappa October 21, 2019 University of California, Irvine Irvine, California Active [7]
  1. ^ Formed as a colony in 1999. In 2015, the chapter lost its registration with the university for at least five years for hazing.
  2. ^ Formed as a colony in 2008. This chapter has not been officially recognized by San Diego State University for some ten years but is still operating as of the fall of 2022.
  3. ^ Chapter started as a colony


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  5. ^ a b c d e "Pomona XPO — History". Pomona XPO. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
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  8. ^ a b c "Chi Rho Omicron". University of California Davis - LocalWiki. Retrieved 2023-06-03.
  9. ^ Tang, Katy (October 25, 2004). "Filipino Heritage Week returns to UC Davis this week All communities welcome to attend events". California Aggie. p. 3. Retrieved June 3, 2023 – via California Digital Newspaper Collection.
  10. ^ Aziz, Roya (October 18, 1999). "Filipino American fraternity educates the community about cultural identity". California Aggie. p. 1. Retrieved June 3, 2023 – via California Digital Newspaper Collection.
  11. ^ Focht, Bradley (September 4, 2014). "Rush Week potentials check out frats and sororities". Golden Gate Xpress. Retrieved 2023-06-04.
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  13. ^ "Judicial Reports | Student Affairs and Campus Diversity". San Diego State University. Retrieved 2023-06-04.