Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life

Alpha Chi Omega

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Iota Chi Chapter

Nationally Founded: October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, IN.
Locally Founded: April 21, 2001
Local Website:
Mascot: Star
Symbol: Lyre
Flower: Red Carnation
Colors: Scarlet and Olive
Philanthropy: Supporting Victims of Domestic Violence
Local Philanthropy Event(s): "Volley Against Violence";, "Boropalooza"

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"Alpha Chi Omega was founded as a women's fraternal organization. It was established to provide a basis of mutual helpfulness and of congenial fellowship. The purpose of Alpha Chi Omega was to provide the advancement of the intellectual, social, and moral culture of its members. Today, Alpha Chi Omega membership exceeds 180,000 initiated members with over 130 active collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters.";

New Member Program:

photo Time: 8 weeks
Big Sis/Little Sis Week: 7th Week
Mystagogue Program

Requirements for initiation:
  • Attendance to all chapter and new member meetings
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Attend New Member Orientation Retreat
  • Ten study hours per semester
  • Three community service hours