Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega (also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. At the present time, there are 135 chapters of Alpha Chi Omegas represented throughout colleges and universities across the United States, and there are more than 200,000 lifetime members.

About Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega (also known as A-Chi-O or Alpha Chi) is a women's fraternity founded on October 15, 1885. Currently, there are 135 chapters of Alpha Chi Omegas represented throughout colleges and universities across the United States, and there are more than 200,000 lifetime members. Diane Wilson Blackwelder is currently the National President of Alpha Chi Omega and oversees all collegiate and alumnae chapters in the nation. Alpha Chi Omega's official symbol is the three-stringed lyre. Alpha Chi Omega was formed at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana on October 15, 1885. In the fall of 1885, Professor James Hamilton Howe, the first Dean of the Music School, invited seven young women from the school to a meeting with the purpose of forming a fraternity. Those young women were Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy DuBois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms, and Estelle Leonard. Howe himself was not a member of a Greek fraternity, so he consulted with James G.

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