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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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Ask an Alpha Chi: Marsha Kelliher

In honor of our seven founders, we get to know one Alpha Chi Omega through seven questions. When Marsha Kelliher (Alpha Mu, Indiana University) became the 24th president of Simpson College in 2020, she also became its first female president. Read on to learn some of her lessons in leadership. Q: What does it mean […]


Living Beyond Cancer

By Heather Hall (Delta Zeta, Central Michigan University) Cancer first touched my life when I was 21, three months shy of graduating from Central Michigan University. Diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, I underwent months of chemotherapy and a surgery replacing part of my left femur, knee and tibia with titanium. I graduated […]

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Staying Strong

By Sinde Wickersham (Alpha Chi, Butler University) Twenty years ago my sister was given a 12% chance of pushing her stage IV sarcoma into remission. She has climbed mountains on her cancer journey and is still enjoying life in the fifth year of her latest remission. Because of her experience, when I was diagnosed with […]


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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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 […]