Founded on October 15, 1885 at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana by Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy Dubois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms, and Estelle Leonard
- Over 210,000 Initiates
- 135 Collegiate Chapters
- Brand: REAL. STRONG. WOMEN.
- Open Motto: “Together let us seek the heights”
- Nickname: Alpha Chi
- Jewel: Pearl
- Symbol: Golden Lyre
- Badge: Grecian Lyre, reflecting our musical heritage
- Flower: Red Carnation
- Colors: Scarlett and Olive #badf49
- [Picture of the Coat of Arms]
- Magazine: The Lyre
- Philanthropy: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention
“Enrich the lives of members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service”
“Ever- increasing numbers of qualified women select Alpha Chi Omega and make it an integral part of their lives. When women chose Alpha Chi Omega the get four key benefits: Friendship, Leadership, Learning and Service.”
The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega
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 for the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity.
This is to be my symphony.
Written by Celia McClure, Delta chapter, Allegheny College, 1914
(Psi Chapter): Lt. Gov. of Oklahoma
(Psi Chapter): Reality show star of The Bachelor and Dancing with the Stars
(Alpha Iota Chapter): The Next Food Network Star winner and host of Ten Dollar Dinners
(Nu Chapter): Sr. Fulbright Lecturer, educator and author at the University of Missouri
(Zeta Lambda Chapter): 2005 Miss America winner
(Beta Epsilon Chapter): Host of The Carol Duvall Show
(Epsilon Chapter): Actress on Dallas and Three’s Company
Vicki Latham Huddleston (Nu Chapter): Ambassador to Mali and to Madagascar, US Department of State, writer for the New York Times
(Gamma Chapter): Actress on ER
Jane Anne Jayroe
(Gamma Tau Chapter): Miss America 1967, civic leader in Oklahoma
(Upsilon Chapter): Actress on Dawson’s Creek
(Gamma Delta Chapter): Former U. S. Secretary of State
(Alpha Iota Chapter): Author
(Alpha Phi Chapter): Enron whistleblower
(Rho Chapter): Actress on Gilligan’s Island
(Theta Sigma Chapter): Winner of America’s Next Top Model
(Alpha Epsilon Chapter): Actress, Amanda Tanen on Ugly Betty