ALPHA CHI OMEGA
real. strong. women.
The Beta Rho chapter of Alpha Chi Omega, founded on June 3, 1936, prides ourselves on friendships formed out of our bond of sisterhood. We are passionate about our philanthropy that raises money and awareness for domestic violence awareness not only on our campus but throughout Washington, D.C.
Our chapter is active on American University’s campus as we host philanthropy events and educational events throughout the year. We are grateful for our tight-knit community of real, strong women who work together to become the best versions of ourselves along with our panhellenic community at AU.
Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is domestic violence awareness. Standing together to fight domestic violence allows us to support real, strong women everywhere. We serve year round, through fundraising events, healthy relationship seminars, and working with our local shelter, My Sister’s Place. 1 in 4 women are abused by a partner in her lifetime, and on a typical day, there are over 20,000 calls placed to domestic violence hotlines. In order to raise awareness and support for the cause, Beta Rho hosts two annual fundraising events: Alpha Chi Kickoff and Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi.
Alpha Chi Kickoff, our fall philanthropy event, brings the community together in a friendly soccer tournament. Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi is our spring benefit dinner and toiletry drive where guests have fun while learning more about our local shelter. These events allow us to expose more people to the issue and to further the conversation about domestic violence awareness.
Although we were not able to host Kick Off and Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi in the 2020-2021 school year due to the pandemic, we continue to actively participate in our philanthropy through fundraising events and educational forums.
In December 2020, we partnered with a Beta Rho alum’s small jewelry business and raised over $200 for My Sister’s Place.
In February 2021, we partnered with the Tye Dye Lab in a fundraiser to create custom tie-dye apparel where 20% of proceeds were donated to survivors of Domestic Violence at My Sister’s Place
For our Hera Day fundraiser in March, our chapter raised $2,500 for My Sister’s Place, covering one month of rent and counseling for a family living at the domestic violence shelter.
Our chapter hosted the AU community to A Panel on Domestic and Sexual Violence Prevention in April 2021. The virtual panel examined how we can actively prevent domestic violence and sexual assault within our community and learn how to better support survivors. The online panel included speakers from The Women’s Center, DC Rape Crisis Center, Men Can Stop Rape, and OASIS at American University.
Alpha Chi semester dues typically range from $750-$800 for new members and $430-$475 for initiated sisters. AXO expects dues to be lowered by 50 percent as we transition to a hybrid model of virtual and in-person programming amidst the pandemic relief.
philanthropy: domestic violence awareness
check out our 2021 philanthropy video!
a message from our vice president of diversity, equity, and inclusion, jemma manu
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“As Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion I am responsible for promoting and enabling an inclusive environment for all members and prospective members of the chapter through working to create initiatives and programming that will build and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community. This semester the DEI team organized a panel with an alumni that focused on beauty disparities within the BIPOC community. Following the discussion, members and the general public were able to order products through Beautycounter with our special code and 10% of the proceeds went to Ujima, which is a Black organization that supports Black woman in response to domestic, sexual, and community violence. The DEI team also regularly shares educational posts and infographics with the chapter and has exciting plans for the remainder of the semester that include new initiatives, and educational events!”
letter from the president:
I am honored to take on the position of President at the Beta Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at American University. We are a group of diverse strong women who encourage and push one another to achieve growth and success.
Alpha chi has given me a home away from home, new friendships and memories that will last a life-time. It will allow me the opportunity to lead a group of passionate, ambitious, intelligent and beautiful strong women. I am proud to say that as the women of Alpha Chi Omega, we pride ourselves on being unapologetically ourselves and believing we can achieve anything we set our minds to.
Hannah Moledina, President