Alpha Chi Omega
“REAL. STRONG. WOMEN.”
Alpha Chi Omega is a national women’s organization that enriches the lives of both its collegiate and alumnae members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. The purpose of Alpha Chi Omega, as stated in the Constitution, is “to encourage the true spirit of sisterhood, to develop through personal effort a high moral and mental standard, and to advance the appreciation and practice of fine arts among its members.” There are 131 chapters, from coast to coast, with nearly 12,000 collegiate members giving back to their community, developing life-long learning habits, and making friends that will last a lifetime.
Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy supports the victims of domestic violence. In order to help support this cause the sisters of AXΩ host a variety of fundraisers throughout the academic year, for instance a Casino Night in the Fall and Cinderella’s Closet in the Spring. Approximately $3,000.00 is raised each year and donated to The Mid-Shore Council for Family Violence. In addition to their help in supporting the fight against domestic violence, Alpha Chi Omega contributes in various ways to the Chestertown community. For instance, the chapter organizes a canned food drive in the fall as well hosts an annual Christmas party for underprivileged children in the Chestertown area. The organization also participates in the Adopt-A-Highway program each semester in addition to continuously looking for new ways to serve both the Chestertown and Washington College communities through volunteer opportunities.
The members of Alpha Chi Omega are scholars, leaders, and work to serve others. They are involved in athletics, organize and lead numerous clubs, and are members of academic honor societies. Together, the members of Alpha Chi Omega are bonded by sisterhood. Sisterhood activities include, a fall retreat, both a winter and spring formal, numerous socials in cooperation with Greek life and various other organizations on campus, movie nights, dinners, and many other sisterhood activities. There are currently 43 members of the Beta Pi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Washington College.