Alpha Chi Omega
Founded: DePauw University, 1895
Installed at Baker: Omicron chapter, 1908
Colors: Scarlet and olive green
Flower: Scarlet carnation
Philanthropy: Victims of Domestic Violence
Nickname: Alpha Chi
Social event: Red Carnation Ball
Address: 403 Eighth St.
The Omicron chapter of Alpha Chi Omega provides members with social and scholastic leadership and educational opportunities. Members are leaders in a variety of activities on campus, including the University admissions assistants program, Baker Ambassadors, parMentors, FYE leaders, athletics, student government and much more. Alpha Chis enjoy a support system and a bond found nowhere else.
Alpha Chis know when to be serious, but they also know when to have fun. They hold several social activities throughout the year, ranging from mixers to an annual barn party in October. Other social events include the Red Carnation Ball, semi-formal dance, parents’ weekend and siblings’ day. The best times, however, are spent just hanging out at the house with the Alpha Chi sisters.
Alpha Chis are committed to service. Their national philanthropy organization is Victims of Domestic Violence. Through fund-raisers, they promote awareness and raise money for survivors of domestic violence. Their largest philanthropic event is Spiking Out Domestic Violence, a sand volleyball tournament.
An important part of Alpha Chi is the bond members share as sisters. They develop enduring friendships, memories and support systems that last long after graduation.