• News

    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…

  • News,  Travel

    Alpha Chi on the Go: Spring Break

    Welcome to the week of fun in the sun (or snow)! Alpha Chi Omega trekked around the world, reaching places from San Francisco all the way to Rome. Some sisters spent their week in sunny Florida, Mexico, and the Caribbean, while others preferred the colder climate of Colorado, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. We went hiking, skiing, cruising, shopping, and biking; some girls even served on mission trips in Honduras and Cuba. If you look closely, you might even spot an Alpha Chi girl on the front row of the Ellen Show in Los Angeles! From strolling down Rodeo Drive to munching on snow cones in Seaside, Florida, Alpha Chi had a fabulous spring…

  • Exec,  News

    Exec Spotlight: Megan McCrory

    Hometown? Daphne, Alabama Major/Minor? Double major in Biology and Political Science, with a minor in Spanish What is your favorite quote? From the Optimist Creed: Promise yourself… to be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble. Who is your biggest role model? I absolutely love Duchess Kate Middleton; she is the epitome of class, poise, and graciousness, and her kids are absolutely adorable!   What is your favorite thing about Alpha Chi? My favorite thing about Alpha Chi is *excuse my cheesiness* the girls in this sorority! From the very start, everyone couldn’t wait to start making friends and do this adventure called…

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    Spring Break Service

    Spring Break. It’s a prayer, a blessing, and above all, a rallying cry for college students across the country. The week of refuge comes halfway through the spring semester, at a time when students seem to need it most, with exams, essays, and group projects flying in at lightning speed. At Alpha Chi Omega, spring break travels took our members all the way from the sunny tropics of the Bahamas to the chilly slopes of Colorado. Dorsey Shamblin, a junior Alpha Chi, spent her spring break on a mission trip to Cuba, a rather unconventional destination, and a country that only recently opened back up to the United States for travel. Cuba, a…