ALPHA CHI OMEGA
The Beta Rho chapter at American University has been seeking the heights since June 3, 1937. We have fostered a tight-knit community of real strong women on campus for more than 80 years.
Sisterhood is what binds the members of Alpha Chi Omega together. We pride ourselves on being a group of intelligent, dynamic, and passionate women who support one another unconditionally. Alpha Chi is more than just a sorority.
We encourage our members to immerse themselves fully in everything that they do. From classes, to internships, to leadership positions on campus, we foster well-rounded women who excel beyond the greek community. We are always planning events including trips to the Washington Nationals’ baseball games, outings to the DC monuments and museums, and much more. Even if it’s hanging out on the quad in between classes or exploring downtown on the weekends, our sisters love to unwind with each other after a busy week.
Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is domestic violence awareness. Through fundraising events, healthy relationship seminars, and working with our local shelter, My Sister’s Place, we are constantly raising awareness and educating the AU community on a topic that is so close to our hearts.
One in four women will be 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 has two annual fundraising events. Alpha Chi Kickoff is our fall philanthropy event, which brings the community together in a friendly soccer tournament.
Pizza with Alpha Chi is our spring benefit dinner and toiletry drive where members of the AU community come together and learn more about our local shelter. In addition to our work year round, Beta Rho makes a great effort to work with campus and the DC community during Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October, as well as with Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.
Out of all sororities on AU’s campus, Alpha Chi Omega has the largest executive board with 13 members. This makes it easy to get involved with leadership positions, and allows the entire chapter to weigh in when making important decisions!
We were honored to be awarded Outstanding Philanthropic Efforts, Outstanding Professional/Career Development, Outstanding Risk Management, Outstanding Chapter Advisor, and Outstanding Collaborator at this year’s Fraternity and Sorority Life awards. We were also nominated for Outstanding Chapter of the Year and Outstanding Chapter Officer.
Dues for Alpha Chi Omega are, per semester, $791.50 for new members and $445 for regular members as of Fall 2019.
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