|Alpha Chi Omega|
The objects of Alpha Chi Omega are to encourage the spirit of true sisterhood, to develop through personal effort a high moral and mental standard, and to advance the appreciation and practice of fine arts. All members of Alpha Chi Omega, as beneficiaries of the heritage and history of the Fraternity, strive to be both true to, and worthy of, the legacy and principles of Alpha Chi Omega.
Our organization most frequently supports the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation which helps support the philanthropic projects and educational programming supported by the organization. Through many funds and grants the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation also helps members and those closely related to Alpha Chi Omegas. This is to ensure that support is continuously available for all sisters. Lastly, the Foundation distributes funds to Kristin's Story, the MacDowell Colony and Easter Seals. In 1992 it was decided that Alpha Chi Omega's national altruistic project would be the support of Victims of Domestic Violence.
What program(s) or event(s) does your organization at Sacramento State coordinate to support the community service, philanthropy, or cause mentioned above? Our chapter focuses on increasing the awareness of the domestic violence, the destruction it causes to individuals, families, and children, as well as actively aiding victims of domestic violence through hands-on activities and service projects. This work is done through local agencies, which we support physically and financially. The Epsilon Theta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega coordinates community service days and projects to dedicate time and money to domestic violence shelters. Also, the chapter hosts Late Night Skate Night in the Spring and the Mr. Alpha Chi Omega Pageant which both raise thousands of dollars annually for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation and W.E.A.V.E, a domestic violence shelter serving Sacramento County.
Approximately how many hours per month do individual members or your organization participate in community service or philanthropy projects? 4
How many community service or philanthropy projects does your organization participate in each semester? 8
Does your organization have a bylaw or statement regarding hazing?
ARTICLE XXI. Risk Management. Section 11. Hazing. Alpha Chi Omega does not condone unkind, undignified, or humiliating activities. Members of Alpha Chi Omega must not conduct hazing activities. Chapters of Alpha Chi Omega must include in their bylaws a statement prohibiting hazing and/or demeaning activities. No chapter, colony, student or alumna/alumnae shall conduct nor condone hazing activities. 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 of the confines of the chapter house; wearing of public apparel which is conspicuous and not normally in good taste; engaging in public stunts or 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
Name: Alpha Chi Omega
Minimum GPA: 2.4
Flower: Red Carnation
Color(s): Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Symbol: The three-stringed golden lyre
Jewel: The pearl
Nickname: Alpha Chi, A Chi O
Motto: Together let us seek the heights
Year: 1885 at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana
Started At Sac State: 1967
US Chapters: 134
Headquarters Location: 5939 Castle Creek Parkway North Dr. Indianapolis, Indiana
You should know...
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.