Belonging and Empowerment for Life

By Niki McCann (Zeta Sigma, Missouri State University) As a college freshman, sorority life was something of which I had only a silver screen knowledge. In high school, I was a super involved student, graduating first in my class. I did any activity that extended my school day so that I didn’t have to go […]


Ask an Alpha Chi: Erin Marie Meyer

In honor of our seven founders, we get to know one Alpha Chi Omega through seven questions. With the support of her Alpha Chi Omega sisters, Erin Marie Meyer (Theta Psi, Columbia University) pursued her dream of a career in human rights law. This empowered woman is now empowering others and advancing social justice as […]

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Discovering My Leadership Potential

By Candace Martin (Zeta Upsilon, Case Western Reserve University) Growing up, I was fairly shy. When I started college at Case Western Reserve University, I was excited about the possibility of expanding my horizons. I felt so eager to figure out who I was and to find my voice. Nothing helped me to do so […]

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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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Empowering Women Every Day

By Lynne Herndon (Alpha Upsilon, The University of Alabama), National President Empowered women empower women! I absolutely love this powerful phrase and believe wholeheartedly that it embodies the impact of our Alpha Chi Omega sisterhood. There is no doubt that more and more women across the country are board chairs, CEOs, major donors and critical […]

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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 […]