The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation
The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation supports educational programs for victims of domestic violence as well as hands-on support at the local community level where personal involvement can make a difference. Grants go to various agencies across the nation providing services to victims as well as to provide development and implementation of educational programs for members.
Domestic Violence Awareness
Alpha Chi Omega supports victims of Domestic Violence by raising awareness through a number of ways in our campus community. We promote Domestic Violence Awareness by raising money at our 5K, Fall Dinner, promoting the “love is” campaign during Healthy Relationships Week, and by holding our spring event Frisbee Fling. Our chapter is lucky that our proceeds and donations from these events are donated to The Safe House for Women right here in Cape Girardeau! Through this we are directly impacting women and children in our community! Along with our own philanthropy, Alpha Chi Omega participates in other fraternity and sorority philanthropy events on campus!
5K FOR DVA
Alpha Chi Omega hosts an annual 5K walk/run in the fall! Family, friends, and community members sign up to participate to help us raise money for Domestic Violence Awareness which benefits our local shelter, The Safe House for Women.
CHILI COOK OFF
Alpha Chi Omega’s raise money for Domestic Violence Awareness by serving food to members on campus. Girls in our chapter team up and have a friendly competition to see who can make the best chili. People are able to come and enjoy some chili and vote on their favorite!
Kickin’ Domestic Violence
In the fall semester we have our annual kickball tournament where fraternities come and have a friendly kickball tournament. The participation and sportsmanship of the fraternities allows us to raise money to donate to The Safe House for Women.
HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS WEEK
Healthy Relationships Week is held every year in February. During this week our sisters spend time raising awareness about Domestic Violence and promoting healthy relationships across campus. We hold tabling events in the University Center, share the “love is” campaign on social media, and wear purple to represent the importance of Domestic Violence Awareness.
Our annual Frisbee Fling is held in the spring. This is the event where fraternities and the sports teams participate by playing ultimate frisbee, and through their participation we raise money for The Safe House for Women!
Walk-a-Mile is an event held during Greek Week that the entire Greek Community participates in. This event is held to raise awareness for domestic violence and sexual assault. During this event, men in the Southeast campus community wear high heels and walk a mile around campus, while the rest of the community follows. Alpha Chi Omega is proud that our campus community holds an event that helps raise awareness to a cause that is so important to us.