Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Our seven founding members formed the sixth women’s fraternity in the country, as well as the first (and only) musical fraternity in the nation. Alpha Chi Omega is nationwide with over 130 collegiate chapters, 200 alumnae chapters, and over 200,000 members.
For more information about our visionary founders or Alpha Chi Omega’s early history, visit alphachiomega.org.
The Grecian lyre represents Alpha Chi Omegas musical roots, and is accompanied by the organizations colors scarlet red and olive green. The flower is the red carnation, which can be seen at many Alpha Chi fundraisers and events. The open motto is “Together Let us Seek the Heights”. The brand tagline is Real. Strong. Women.
The organization recognizes Hera Day, where Alpha Chis across the nation serve their communities in the spirit of service to others, and MacDowell month to show support for the fine arts and intellectual development. MacDowell month is also celebrated to honor the history the Founder's heritage as musicians. During MacDowell month chapter members are encouraged to become patrons of the arts, and attend exhibitions, concerts, and other events.