Alpha Chi Omega is a sorority founded on the motto, Seek the Heights. This has been used since our founding on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Alpha Chi Omega’s open motto, “Real. Strong. Women.” stands not only for our philanthropy, which strives to empower women in the fight against Domestic Violence, but also helps members develop to their full potential through friendship, leadership, service, and education. Since our founding in 1885, over 193 chapters have been founded across the country, with over 200,000 members initiated.
Alpha Chi Omega’s mission is to enrich the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning and service. Real Strong Women is our commitment to dream big and shape women who want to change the world. Our members are authentic, honest and caring. We help each other build confidence, find courage and develop a sense of purpose. We have fun and embrace new experiences. Our members reach out and help others. We speak up and take action. For 125 years, Alpha Chi Omega has transformed women’s lives.
Alpha Chi Omega: Delta Epsilon
★ Founded: April 26, 1960
★Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
★Flower: Red Carnation
★Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights.”
★National Philanthropy: Increasing awareness of and supporting the victims of domestic violence
★Founders’ Day: Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The seven founding members wished to form an organization based on friendship, scholarship, and appreciation for the arts.
★Badge: The badge of Alpha Chi Omega is a Greek lyre of gold, having three twisted strings spanned diagonally by a raised and slightly rounded scroll of black enamel bearing the Greek letters Alpha Chi Omega in gold.
Member awarded Greek Community Service Award at Greek Week Awards 2015
3rd Place Overall in Greek Week 2015, 3rd in Greek Spirit, 1st in Greek Spirit Flag Competition, and 3rd in Mystery Event
2014 All Greek Woman of the Year Recipient: Ashley Harris
Woman of Power Award and Scholarship Recipients: Mary McKee and Ashley Gettinger
12 Members Inducted in Order of Omega Greek Honor Society 2015-16
Members Inducted in Honor Societies all around campus including: Kappa Delta Pi (Education), Lambda Pi Eta (Communication), Psi Chi (Psychology), Phi Eta Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, Sigma Tau Delta (English), Sigma Phi Alpha (Criminal Justice), Sigma Theta Tau (Nursing), Beta Beta Beta (Biology),and Delta Tau Alpha (Agriculture)
Highest Accumulative Grades for 2017
2017 Redhawks Fraternal Excellence Award for Recruitment and Sustainability
2017 Redhawks Fraternal Excellence Award for Risk Management