Campus Service

Building a Legacy of Philanthropy

By Grace Gardner (Theta Upsilon, University of South Carolina), assistant director of education and leadership initiatives When asked why they joined Alpha Chi Omega, many women share that they were drawn to our national philanthropy, domestic violence awareness. As issues that primarily affect women, domestic violence awareness and, by extension, sexual assault awareness and prevention […]

Impact Service

Support of the Arts: Star Studio

In the early 1900s, Marian Nevins MacDowell (Zeta, New England Conservatory) and her husband dedicated their New Hampshire farm to creating a community “where artists could work in an ideal place in the stimulating company of peers.” That community is now known as MacDowell, located in the town of Petersborough.   MacDowell was Alpha Chi Omega’s first […]

Impact Leadership Service

Learn More About National Board Service

Sisters serving on each of our Alpha Chi Omega Enterprise boards share their experience. We hope the insight from these women encourages you to recommend a sister (or yourself!) for service on one of the boards. Pictured L-R: Mikelle Holt Brady (Alpha, DePauw University) – National Council Maree Magliocchetti (Alpha Tau, University of New Hampshire) […]

Feature Learning Service

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 […]

Feature Impact Service

Ask an Alpha Chi: Samantha Piovesan

In honor of our seven Founders, we get to know one Alpha Chi Omega through seven questions. Samantha Piovesan (Zeta Psi, Loyola University New Orleans) After navigating an autism diagnosis with her son Gabe, Samantha has become an autism acceptance advocate and founded her own nonprofit, Gabe’s Friends, to help other families with a child […]

Feature Learning Service

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, 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 […]

Feature Leadership Real. Strong. Women. Service

Changing the Conversation About Mental Health

By Anjali Dhawan (Lambda Nu, Northeastern University) Trigger Warning: Mental illness, suicide    As an Alpha Chi, I believe in always being real and strong, as our motto encourages us to be. I carry this through my everyday life and always try to uphold this value. However, sometimes being strong and being real are difficult to […]

Leadership Service Sisterhood

Sisters in Arms, Sisters in the Bond

By Lauren Filippini (Alpha Chi, Butler University), Editor It’s often noted that you can find an Alpha Chi Omega wherever you go. For some of our sisters, this means finding that connection during service with the United States Army. When Erica Loroff (Zeta Rho, Northwood University) was out for lunch shortly after moving to base […]

Events Service

A Virtual Event and a Big Impact

When the Missouri State University campus closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic this spring just a few days before the Zeta Sigma chapter’s 5K philanthropy event was scheduled, the domestic violence shelter the chapter supports was not expecting any donation. But the Zeta Sigma chapter was determined to help Harmony House and the survivors there. […]


COVID-19 & Domestic Violence Awareness

By Allison Summers, assistant director of education and leadership initiatives As the world embarks on a journey to better understand the current realities of social distancing and shelter-in-place orders, it is important as a community to better understand what this can mean for those impacted by unhealthy relationships, domestic violence and sexual assault. Safety is […]