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 […]

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Finding Her Past, Present and Future

By Lauren Filippini (Alpha Chi, Butler University), editor If you’ve watched the Netflix documentary Found – about three adopted teenagers who discover they’re cousins and travel to China to learn about their history – you may have noticed a few Alpha Chi moments, like a Dad’s Day event banner and a T-shirt. That’s because one […]

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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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Shaped By My Culture: A Hispanic Heritage Month Reflection

By Sofia Castaneda (Theta Iota, Baylor University) My cultural values have shaped me as a person because I have grown up visiting my family in Colombia and learning about the different ways of life. It has taught me to be grateful for everything I have and all of the opportunities I have been given. Spanish […]

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Pieces of My Puzzle

By Angel Schrader (Alpha Omicron, The Ohio State University) I came to The Ohio State University as a first-generation student and as a young gay woman; these two identities were things that I was afraid people would look at me differently for when I began to navigate college life. These two identities also made rushing […]

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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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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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Pride in My Culture and My Alpha Chi Omega Experience: An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflection

By Teagan Verreux (Gamma Pi, University of Tampa) I am a proud member of the AAPI community, and despite feeling ashamed multiple times as a child for being Asian, along with hearing the many stereotypes that come along with it, I love being Thai and that my sisters support me no matter what. My cultural […]

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Appreciating My Culture: An Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Reflection

By Yen Nguyen (Delta Epsilon, Southeast Missouri State University) Being a first-generation Vietnamese American woman is who I am. I am more than proud, I am beyond thankful. Growing up in a Vietnamese household, I was taught about my culture and the traditions. For instance, Tết, which is known as the Lunar New Year, is […]