Alpha Chi Omega
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Alpha Chi Omega is a national women's organization that provides a lifetime of experiences, support and resources that help our members thrive in all stages of their lives. At Alpha Chi Omega, we are real women. Facing real issues. In the real world. On the one hand, inspiring. In turn, being inspired. Transforming. And being transformed. Together, creating a more positive reality, for ourselves and others. We are strong women. Strong in the courage of our convictions, the confidence in our actions and the purpose in our hearts. To know us will be to experience a voice that is respectful, genuine, open, empathetic and honest. Real. We will define how a sorority will thrive and be defined, today and in the future. We are Real. Strong. Women. Alpha Chi Omega encourages our members to support victims of domestic violence through connections with local agencies and to assist in the development and implementation of programs and hands-on activities to educate themselves and others about domestic violence. Members can donate, volunteer, or work to change laws in our efforts to eliminate domestic violence.
Name: Alpha Chi Omega
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Flower: Red Carnation
Color(s): Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Symbol: The Lyre
Jewel: The Pearl
Nickname: Alpha Chi, A Chi O
Motto: Together Let Us Seek The Heights
Year: October 15th, 1885 in Greencastle, Indiana at Depauw University
Started At Sac State: May 20th, 1967
US Chapters: 134
Headquarters Location: . Indianapolis, Indiana
Alpha Chi Omegas pride themselves as Real. Strong. Women. They strive to live by the five criteria, including Academic Interest, Character, Financial Responsibility, Leadership Ability and Personal Development.
What is the community service, philanthropy, or cause that your organization most frequently supports?
Domestic Violence Awareness
What program(s) or event(s) does your organization at Sacramento State coordinate to support the community service, philanthropy, or cause mentioned above?
Alpha Chi Omega has four main philanthropic causes it supports. Our first is the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, which supports the other causes we have committed to helping. The second is Domestic Violence Awareness and we work locally with WEAVE, Women Escaping A Violent Environment to support this. We also support the McDowell Colony, a place for artists to go when they need inspiration. We were founded in a school of music, and therefore appreciate the arts and this cause. Our last cause we support is Easter Seals, which makes car seats for children with special needs. In order to support these events, we host Mr. Alpha Chi Omega in the fall, and give the proceeds to our different philanthropies. We also do our annual Luminary Project in the Fall, which raises awareness for Domestic Violence Awareness. We also host another event in the Spring, which changes from year to year and is planned by our VP Philanthropy.
Approximately how many hours per month do individual members or your organization participate in community service or philanthropy projects? 10 hours minimum
How many community service or philanthropy projects does your organization participate in each semester?
We host at least one philanthropy per per semester and we participate in at least two others outside of our own per semester
Does your organization have a bylaw or statement regarding hazing?
No chapter, colony, or student or alumnus shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. Permission or approval by a person being hazed is not a defense.
Hazing activities are defined as:
“Any action taken or situation created, intentionally, whether on or off fraternity premises, to produce mental or physical discomfort, embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule. Such activities may include but are not limited to the following: use of alcohol; paddling in any form; creation of excessive fatigue; physical and psychological shocks; quests, treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, road trips or any other such activities carried on outside or inside the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts and buffoonery; morally degrading or humiliating games and activities; and any other activities which are not consistent with academic achievement, fraternal law, ritual or policy or the regulations and policies of the educational institution, or applicable state law.”
Does your organization have an insurance policy? Yes
Does your organization have a Risk Management policy? Yes