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As a member of Alpha Chi Omega, your daughter will reap innumerable and lifelong benefits. Here are just a few of the reasons why becoming a member of Alpha Chi Omega is such a rewarding experience:

Scholarship

Greek letter organizations were founded on the principles of successful scholarship. Alpha Chi Omega is committed to the academic progress and achievement of all its members. We provide academic opportunities through study hours, pearl points, recognition for achievement, and personal attention. In fact, most of our women feel that their grades improved drastically after becoming a member of Alpha Chi Omega.

Sisterhood

Forming lasting friendships is an integral part of your daughter’s college experience. As a member, she will be able to bond with more than 150 other women who have a variety of interests and are involved in numerous activities on campus. Alpha Chi encourages its members to be themselves and feels that each woman can contribute something different, but equally important, to our sorority. We take our role as sisters very seriously so that each member always feels welcome and will never be without someone who can help her.

Leadership

Aside from the social aspects of the sorority, membership in Alpha Chi Omega offers women a variety of opportunities to become involved in numerous activities on campus. Our sisters are involved and hold positions in a variety of clubs and organizations such as Orientation Leaders, Tour Guides, American Sign Language (ASL) Club, University of Iowa Student Government (UISG), Dance Marathon, Intramural Sports, Honors Societies, and other business & service fraternities.

Service

Alpha Chi Omega supports the continuing fight against domestic violence by holding fundraisers and other events throughout the year to raise money and awareness for this cause. This Fall, we held an event at Molly's Cupcakes called "A Chi O, Cupcakes to Go," where people could stop by and purchase a cupcake of their choice frosted with purple frosting to show support for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). All proceeds went directly to the local Iowa City shelter.

Anti-Hazing

Alpha Chi Omega has a zero-tolerance policy on hazing, and your daughter will never be asked to do anything that will harm her physically, mentally, or emotionally. This is Alpha Chi’s promise to you and your daughter. In fact, each collegiate chapter must sign a contract against hazing and demeaning activities on a yearly basis which is kept on file at Alpha Chi’s headquarters.

Alpha Chi strives to fulfill the true spirit of sisterhood, and encourage its members to develop through personal effort and a high moral and mental standard. As beneficiaries of the heritage and history of the sorority, we expect each member to be both true to and worthy of the legacy and principles of Alpha Chi Omega.

By becoming a sister, a woman voluntarily pledges to reflect the values and standards of our sorority. This means that, once initiated, she must uphold the five membership criteria in which her membership is based: Academic Interest, Character, Financial Responsibility, Leadership Ability, and Personal Development. Each woman is expected to bring honor and integrity to the sorority by positively representing Alpha Chi Omega as well as respecting both herself and others.