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All About Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega, also known as Alpha Chi, AXO or AChiO is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC). AXO prides itself on being a women's organization dedicated to helping women reach their full potential. They do this through a lifetime of sisterhood, leadership and service.




 

Alpha Chi Omega History

Alpha Chi Omega was founded at DePaw University on October 15, 1885. Inspired by their professor, seven female students were inspired and encouraged to form a women's society within the university.


Alpha Chi Omega was the 10th women's fraternity in the country, but the first to be in a music school. The founders chose "Alpha" and "Omega" as they are the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet. In the middle, they chose "Kai," meaning "and" which later changed to the Greek letter "Chi."


Alpha Chi was founded on advancing "the intellectual, social and moral culture" of its members, and they still value that today!

Alpha Chi Omega celebrates its Founders Day on October 15th!



 

What is Alpha Chi Omega's Philanthropy?

Alpha Chi's philanthropy is the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. It raises money to promote awareness for domestic violence.


Many chapters of Alpha Chi Omega host an annual "Walk a Mile in Her Shoes" philanthropy event, where men literally walk a mile in women's high heels. This specific philanthropy event has raised millions of dollars for local rape crisis centers, domestic violence shelters and more!




 




Alpha Chi Omega Chapters

AXO proudly serves over 230,000 members across the country. These members are part of over 140 collegiate chapters and almost 200 alumnae chapters nationwide!






 







Alpha Chi Omega Symbols, Colors and Motto

Symbols: Lyre

Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green

Flower: Red Carnation

Motto: Together let us seek the heights









 

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