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We All Have a Role in DVA

By Emily Martin Floyd (Theta Upsilon, University of South Carolina) It wasn’t until my sophomore year of college that I really took the notion of joining a sorority at the University of South Carolina seriously. I had gone through a few rounds my freshman year but dropped out shortly after; the process was overwhelming, I […]

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Safe Sisterhood

By Skylar McAuliffe and Madison Williamson (Kappa Nu, Carnegie Mellon University) When you walk in the doors of the Kappa Nu chapter at Carnegie Mellon University, you are immediately welcomed into a loving and safe environment. As Alpha Chi Omegas who support domestic violence awareness, it is important to us to have the ability to […]

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The World Needs You Here

A blog post from Active Minds for National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Content warning: This blog post mentions mental illness and suicide. In the United States, September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month. This a particularly important topic on college campuses as suicide remains the second leading cause of death in young adults. […]

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Survivors of All Identities

Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2021 By Allison Summers Ajazi, associate director of education and leadership initiatives Content warning: This post contains information about sexual assault and/or relationship violence which may be triggering to survivors. Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is domestic violence awareness. In this philanthropic work, our goal is to prevent sexual assault, promote healthy […]

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Mutual Respect and Healthy Relationships in Leadership

As we reflect on the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, our Panhellenic sister (Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority, Cornell University), in September of 2020, it is important to consider her approach to leadership through healthy relationships and mutual respect: “Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will […]

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Lifelong Learning About DVA

By Teresa Huang (Theta Omicron, Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Content warning: This post includes references to domestic violence and dating abuse. If you or someone you know needs help, visit loveisrespect.org, call 866-331-9474 or text “LOVEIS” to the same number. “Has something like this happened to you?” It’s a question I’ve gotten repeatedly throughout my […]

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Leadership Through Civic Engagement

An interview conducted by Becca Berkey (Alpha Chi, Butler University) As a leader within her own community as the director of community-engaged teaching & research at Northeastern University, Becca Berkey, an Alpha Chi Omega volunteer leadership development specialist, shares the impact of civic engagement by interviewing her friend and colleague, Stephanie King. Stephanie serves as […]

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Building a Bond

By Shana Smith and Lexi Finnigan (Epsilon Eta, Stephen F. Austin State University) At the Epsilon Eta chapter at Stephen F. Austin State University, we are committed to creating strong bonds between all of our members, and we dedicate ourselves to sisterhood and fostering a safe and fun environment. Our chapter’s executive board strives to […]

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Star Challenge: The Impact You’re Making

By Kene Orakwue (Delta Mu, University of Massachusetts)  One of the many programs, events and experiences supported by the Foundation’s Real. Strong. Women.® Fund, Leadership Academy is Alpha Chi Omega’s premier training for chapter presidents and executive board officers. Each year, two former chapter presidents and attendees serve as Leadership Academy interns, responsible for assisting […]

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What You Say to Survivors Matters

By Allison Summers, assistant director of education and leadership initiatives In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness month, Alpha Chi Omega was joined by RAINN (Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network) as its first sorority partner to host a webinar focusing on supporting young survivors. We were joined by collegians, alumnae and nonmembers to learn about […]