• News

    More Than A Pretty Face

    More Than A Pretty Face By Emie Garrett Breathtaking gowns, elaborate hair and makeup, and dozens of beautiful women gliding effortlessly across the stage. These are the images that fill the heads of most when they hear the word “pageant”, but there is so much more to these competitions than meets the eye. The women who choose to compete work tirelessly to prepare. Elite, scholarship-based pageants, like the Miss America Organization, require their candidates to support a social impact platform of their choice and evaluate the women on their leadership, communication skills, talent, and academics. The women competing in these pageants are not only beautiful, but more importantly, they are outstanding leaders and…

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    Freshman Year

    Always take the stairs. I remember the moment I first stepped through the doors in Julia Tutwiler Hall, and I officially became a freshman at the University of Alabama. I was dripping with sweat and my hands were full of boxes, but the first thing I did was head for the stairs. I’d spent hours just months earlier strategizing which room to pick so I could take the stairs every day and get in a good workout. The “Freshman 15” was the last thing I wanted to happen, so my one rule was: always take the stairs. That lasted about five days before I discovered the convenience of the elevator. I was absolutely…

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    Only the BID will do!

    Alpha Chi’s bid day was full of energy and anticipation for the new member class to run home! From the breakfast buffet, reading off the bid list, pairing of bid day bigs and littles, to taking dozens of zaps and class pictures, the morning was buzzing, and there was not a moment to sit still. The whole house was giddy after finding out our favorite girls from the week would soon be Alpha Chi’s too. “After hearing the bid list, I was filled with excitement and expectation for this upcoming year, and I couldn’t wait to share that excitement with them! Throughout rush, we all have “our girls” that we want, and after…

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    Recruitment Week 2018

    The roar of the Alpha Chi Omega door song was REAL, on August 11, 2018, warmly welcoming the 2018 recruitment class. At The University of Alabama, rush is a set-apart week that comes and goes, oh-so-quickly, year to year. It’s so special in the sense that over 2,000 young women are introduced to their first glimpse of campus culture, here at The Capstone. Not only does this week empower young women to flourish their communication skills and network, but it also serves as an incredible platform in which life-long friendships are established! The women of Alpha Chi prepare year round, eager to connect with every potential new member and make them feel extra loved…

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    Working Hard or Hardly Working?

    After a summer of sitting by the pool, traveling, interning, or working, the Alpha Chi girls came back to Tuscaloosa to their grand reunion known as work week. This is the week before formal recruitment that we spend preparing and practicing for rush. They call it work week, but it hardly felt like work. It was full of surprises, impromptu dance parties, and lots and lots of catching up.  At first the excitement was overwhelming, because we hadn’t seen each other in months and wanted to catch up with everyone all at the same time. It was great seeing the friends we hadn’t seen since May. Being back with everyone felt like no…

  • News,  Travel

    AXO Around the Globe: Norwegian Escape

    We all know that the last couple weeks of the semester can be the most stressful, especially when it comes to finals, move out days, and the start of summer classes quickly approaching. It’s no wonder that when the day comes for the long awaited summer vacation to begin that we are all itching to get away! One of our members, rising junior, Kaytlyn Carlson did just that. Keep reading to hear more about how Kaytlyn started off her summer! Kaytlyn traveled to Norway to get some much needed downtime and visit with her family who is originally from the area. She describes the culture and lifestyle of Norway as being a bit…

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    A Farewell to our Seniors

    At the Alpha Chi house, we like to consider ourselves one big family. We laugh together, we eat our meals together and we experience the crazy ride of college together. Most importantly, we love one another as if we really are sisters. You can walk into the house at any time and you will be hard-pressed not to find a smiling, familiar face ready to share all of your sorrows and joy. Unfortunately, May inevitably comes around each year, and we are forced to say goodbye to a part of our family, as they graduate and head off into the world, ready to accomplish amazing things. As we get back into the swing…

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    Security Guard, Best Friend, or Pro Football Star? We’ll Take All Three Please!

    Here at Alpha Chi Omega, we love our staff. They feel like part of the family. One member who has especially left his impact on us is fondly known as Chuck. Chuck is our security guard who patrols the house at night. He can usually be found sitting at his favorite table in the front of the dining room, however, he is rarely found sitting alone. There are always girls sitting and chatting with him. Not only does he provide a sense of security, but also a sense of friendship, to in-house and out-of-house girls alike. Chuck is always there to listen whenever we need a friend to talk to, a good laugh,…

  • Exec,  News

    Exec Spotlight: Carrie Westmoreland

    Vice President of Risk Management Hometown: Columbus, MS Major: Nursing What is the most rewarding part of your position? “I would say getting everything together for date parties and keeping everyone safe. It’s definitely very rewarding to see people after the date party say they had so much fun and thank you because they felt safe. Everyone gets to have fun but still stay safe!” Toughest part? “For me, I feel like it’s the big responsibility and the difficulty to get everyone on board with new rules. It’s really hard being responsible for 400+ girls, especially at date parties and events like that. Everyone has a different opinion and different way of looking…

  • News,  Philanthropy,  Travel

    Heart for Honduras

    The Central American country of Honduras sees, on average, over 880,000 visitors per year. Out of this number, thousands are travelling on a mission trip, and out of those thousands, one is Allie Coogler. During spring break of 2018, Allie, an Alpha Chi Omega junior, chose to travel 1,246 miles away from Tuscaloosa to Valle de Los Angeles, Honduras. Allie travelled with the intention to make an impact on the lives of the Honduran people, and in the end left feeling changed by the very people she went there to serve. Allie’s heart for the people and country of Honduras was beyond evident when we sat down with her to ask her a…