“Alpha,” first letter of the Greek alphabet, represented the first sorority in the school of music. “Omega,” last letter of the Greek alphabet, represented the last such sorority being founded. “Kai,” meaning “and,” was soon changed to “Chi,” a letter from the Greek alphabet.
Our founders, Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy Dubois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms, and Estelle Leonard, came together at DePauw University in Indiana on October 15, 1885 to create the first musical sorority.
Alpha Chi Omega
Our mission is to enrich the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service.
Our vision is that the ever-increasing numbers of qualified women who select Alpha Chi Omega, make it an integral part of their lives. When women choose Alpha Chi Omega they get four key benefits: Friendship, Leadership, Learning and Service.
Scarlet and Olive
Golden Lyre set with pearls
Red carnation, “flower of the gods”
“Together let us seek the heights”
Real. Strong. Women.
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