Alpha Chi Omega is an organization founded by and for exceptional women. Established on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, it became the 10th women's fraternity in the country and the first in a music school. Drawing inspiration from the Greek alphabet, the name "Alpha Chi Omega" was chosen, symbolizing the beginning and end, with "Chi" representing the link between them.
The founders had a vision to advance the intellectual, social, and moral culture of its members, which has since expanded to include the women's fraternity, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, the National Housing Corporation, and Pearl Stone Partners. Today, Alpha Chi Omega serves over 230,000 members across 140 collegiate chapters and nearly 200 alumnae chapters nationwide.
Alpha Chi Omega celebrates and empowers remarkable women like you, fostering lifelong connections and personal growth. With a strong network of over 240,000 women, you are supported, encouraged, and guided toward a lifetime of achievement and meaningful experiences. Whether it's participating in ritual ceremonies, volunteering at women's shelters, or networking with sisters, Alpha Chi Omega provides opportunities to live authentically and reach your fullest potential.
The organization's core values of wisdom, devotion, and achievement are upheld by its members throughout their lives, fostering lifelong connections and deepening their commitment to Alpha Chi Omega. With a focus on transformative and everlasting connections, Alpha Chi Omega shapes the future by empowering exceptional women to embrace their true selves and make a positive impact in the world.