Team AXO

Each Day is Different

By: Emily Callison (Delta Nu, Iowa State University) “So, what do you do all day?” The age-old question every consultant is far too familiar with, usually asked by a relative at a family gathering, an old friend from high school or sometimes the person working the front desk of the Hampton Inn you call home […]

Events Leadership

Fill Your Cup by Facilitating

Leadership Academy is Alpha Chi Omega’s premier training for chapter presidents and executive board officers. Held annually in Indianapolis, Indiana, the weekend training combines innovative learning sessions with sisterhood to inspire new officers when they return to their chapters. Breakout facilitators, who are Alpha Chi Omega alumnae and friends, create a brave space for our […]

Campus

Real, Strong Women Don’t Haze

By Paige Hollendonner (Iota Omega, Carthage College) Hazing in collegiate fraternity and sorority chapters is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “humiliating and sometimes dangerous initiation rituals, especially as imposed on college students seeking membership to a fraternity or sorority.” There is never a reason for hazing, and real, strong women don’t haze. We […]

Team AXO

Treasure Find

By: Angela Costley Harris (Alpha Beta, Purdue University), National President This week was what I call “treasure week” in my hometown Ann Arbor, when returning university students move into off-campus housing and load the sidewalks and consignment shops with couches, chairs, tables, lamps and other “treasures” that no longer serve them. Local residents and other […]

Team AXO

On the Road Again

By Chloe Sekhran (Sigma, University of Iowa) Picture this: You’ve just graduated from college and landed your dream job. You head to Indianapolis for six weeks, which will be the longest you’ll be in any one place for a year. Those six weeks pass, and you pack your life into three suitcases for almost four […]

Learning Sisterhood

Instagram Versus Real Life

By Lisa Young Stiers (Epsilon Omicron, Indiana State University) Originally published in the fall 2017 Lyre; updated and condensed for this blog “A picture is worth a thousand words” could be the rally cry for millions of Instagram lovers. Beautiful pictures — sharing stories of friendship, sisterhood, adventure and life — are the foundation of […]

Impact

5,265 Donors and Counting

By: Madeline Plesac (Alpha Beta, Purdue University), Associate Director of Advancement Since its earlier days, Alpha Chi Omega has embraced service to others as an important expression of our core values and beliefs. In 1978, Alpha Chi Omega built on that tradition by establishing the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation so members and friends could financially […]

Learning

Volunteer Summit Q&A

This June we welcomed over 280 national volunteers to Volunteer Summit. Seeing the range of alumnae that gather for sisterhood and leadership training makes for an empowering weekend. See what some of the biggest takeaways were for these attendees. Meet the Attendees! Priscilla B. Varner (Theta Sigma, University of North Florida) Current volunteer role: Chapter […]