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Convention Page Reflection

From helping out at ceremonies to deepening her connection to Alpha Chi Omega, Katie Ault (Beta Delta, College of William & Mary) looks back fondly on her experience as a 2018 convention page. It’s not too late to apply to serve as a page this year in Bellevue – applications close March 13!  Why did […]

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Welcoming Our 300,000th Member!

What started with seven young women at DePauw University has grown into a sisterhood of hundreds of thousands of real, strong women. We’re thrilled to welcome Lily Heddinghaus from the Delta Omega chapter at University of Kentucky as Alpha Chi Omega’s 300,000th initiated member! As part of our Ask an Alpha Chi blog series, we […]

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Founders’ Day: Sisterhood Then and Now

By Lynne Herndon (Alpha Upsilon, The University of Alabama), National President As we approach October 15, 2021, and our 136th Founders’ Day, I am filled with excitement and appreciation. It is amazing to think about our seven Founders and the foresight they had to create the first Greek-letter social fraternity for women enrolled in a […]

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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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Coming Out and Finding Support

By Graciella Bocanegra (Zeta Omega, Western Carolina University) I was around 13 when I first came out to someone, and I can honestly say it was one of the scariest things I have ever done. My best friend at the time and I were sitting on her bed watching television, and I remember thinking that […]

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Authentically Me

Advocating for Myself and Others Through My Journey with Narcolepsy By Dayle Lane (Tau, Brenau University) This article is an excerpt of a longer piece shared in the summer 2021 Lyre. Visit our website to learn how you can receive The Lyre. I remember walking in the hallway as I headed to class in the […]

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My Alpha Chi Coming Out Story

By Zoe Cawthon (Kappa Psi, Western Oregon University) Coming out to other people was something that took me a long time to do, but eventually I gathered enough courage and decided it was time. In the spring of 2020, I started small, with a Snapchat group of about six sisters – my big, the sister […]

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AXΩ and ROTC: Embodying “Real. Strong. Women.”

By Anelise Allen (Lambda Nu, Northeastern University) New York native Alex Haskins joined the Northeastern community in a majority-remote capacity in the fall of 2020. However, this did not deter her from taking advantage of any and all opportunities that came her way. Alex is currently a member of the Army ROTC program, a member […]

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Speaking Up With the Support of Sisters

By Lauren Ramirez (Zeta Xi, University of North Carolina at Greensboro) Content warning: This post mentions sexual and verbal assault. If you or someone you know needs help, contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 800-799-SAFE or the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-HOPE. I knew I wanted to join Alpha Chi Omega during my […]

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Ask an Alpha Chi: Carla Sutton Pittman

In honor of our seven founders, we get to know one Alpha Chi Omega through seven questions. Carla Sutton Pittman (Omega, Washington State University) Carla Sutton Pittman values the everlasting connections she gained from Alpha Chi Omega, including one in particular: her friendship with her little sister, Jennifer Fox Yovin. They’ve journeyed through life’s biggest […]