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Alpha Chi Omega
Alpha Chi Omega is a national women's organization that enriches the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service.
Alpha Chi Omega's Founders chose "Alpha," the first letter of the Greek alphabet, because they were forming the first fraternity in the school of music. Since they thought they might also be founding the last such fraternity, "Omega" seemed appropriate. "Kai," meaning "and," was added to form the beginning and the end. "Kai" was soon changed to "Chi," a letter of the Greek alphabet.
Alpha Chi Omega is a national sorority compused of 135 chapters.
Our Flower: Red carnation
Our Colors: Scarlet red and olive green
Our badge: Lyre
Our Symphony: "To see beauty even in the common things of life, to shed the light of love, and friendship round me; to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life; to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace; to appreciate every little service rendered; to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may; and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness sincerity. This is to be my symphony."
Our open motto: "Together let us seek the heights"
We are involved in a variety of activities on campus including the OSU Elite Dance Team, Intramurals, Pre-Medical Society, Pre-Pharmacy Society, Talons, Cardinal Honors, Mortar Board, Up 'til Dawn, Golden Key, and many others.
We are also involved within the Greek Community. We have members Order of Omega, Greek Peer Advocates, and many other organizations. We also participate and are successful in many philanthropies.
- Dr. Condoleezza Rice (Gamma Delta Chapter, Devnver) -Current U.S. Secretary of State
- Trista Rehn Sutter (Alpha Mu, Indiana) -ABC’s original Bachelorette
- Alma Gates Scroggins (Alpha Upsilon Chapter, Alabama) - Executive vice president and chief financial officer of CNN
- Meredith Monroe (Upsilon Chapter, Millikin) - Actress who played Andie McPhee on "Dawson's Creek"
- Dawn Wells (Rho Chapter, Washington) -Appeared as Mary Ann on the television show "Gilligan’s Island."
Alpha Chi Omega encourages our members to support victims of domestic violence through connections with local agencies and to assist in the development and implementation of programs and hands-on activities to educate themselves and others about domestic violence. Members can donate, volunteer, or work to change laws in our efforts to eliminate domestic violence.
Here at OSU we support Domestic Violence Awareness through our philanthropy event; Diamond Days. It is a softball tournament set in place to raise money for CARDV (Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence). All of Greek Life gets involved for this fun-filled day for a great cause.