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OUR CHAPTER

Since 1885...

Since its founding in 1885, Alpha Chi Omega has held the values of character, leadership, financial responsibility, academic interests, and personal development among all of our members. Striving to see the beauty in all of our endeavors, we find our joy in “seeking the heights” and rest in the fact that we represent something greater than ourselves.

Quick Facts
  • Our official colors are scarlet red and olive green
  • Our official flower is a red carnation
  • Our official badge and pin is a golden lyre set with pearls.
  • Our founders, Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy Dubois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms, and Estelle Leonard, came together at DePauw University in Indiana on October 15, 1885 to create the first musical sorority
  • “Alpha” represents the first sorority in the school of music. “Chi” was first “Kai,” meaning “and.” “Omega” represents the last such sorority being founded.
  • Our Motto is, “Together Let Us Seek the Heights”
The Alpha Chi Omega Symphony

“To see beauty even in the common things of life, to shed the light of love and friendship round me; to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life; to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace; to appreciate every little service rendered; to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may; and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity. This is to be my symphony.”

– Celia McClure

The Alpha Chi Omega Symphony

“To see beauty even in the common things of life, to shed the light of love and friendship round me; to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life; to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace; to appreciate every little service rendered; to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may; and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity. This is to be my symphony.”

– Celia McClure

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