About Us

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Our Pillars

Alpha Chi Omega is a founding member of the National Panhellenic Conference. The women of Alpha Chi Omega pride themselves in upholding the five pillars of membership: Academic Interest, Character, Financial Responsibility, Leadership Ability, and Personal Development.

National History

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana by seven amazing women (click on our founding members tab to learn more about them!) making it the sixth women's fraternity to form in the United States. Alpha Chi now has over 200,000 members in over 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumna chapters nationwide!

Our Chapter History

Sigma chapter was chartered on June 10th, 1911 at the University of Iowa, which gives it over a 100 years worth of rich history and memories! However, In April of 2006, our house was tragically destroyed by a tornado.

Our House After the Tornado in 2006

Our House

Together, the members of the chapter, the Greek community, and the University of Iowa helped Sigma get back on its feet. With generous donations from our alumni, our house was rebuilt and reopened in 2008.

AXO House

Nicknamed "The Castle," our chapter home houses 46 women as well as our house director, Kim Larmee, who just joined us in August of 2016. Our chapter boasts many fun features, among them - a library, a dining room, lounge rooms, a balcony, two parking garages and an elevator!

Alpha Chi Omega also provides the women living-in with meals from Monday lunch through Friday brunch, which are prepared by our wonderful Chef Johnita Quinlan. Live-out members can come for a meal twice a week!