A group of women banded together for social and educational purposes.
A term used within a women's fraternity when referring to other initiated members.
A formal invitation to join a sorority.
A pearled golden lyre worn by initiated members of Alpha Chi Omega.
An instrument of the Greek gods, the symbol and badge of Alpha Chi Omega.
The local group of a national sorority.
The traditional, sacred ceremonies of a chapter, which are usually secret.
The ceremony in which a new member becomes a full active member.
A potential new member who has a relative that is a member of a sorority.
Greek goddess and patron goddess of Alpha Chi Omega.
Celebrated on March 1, a day recognized by Alpha Chi Omega to give personal service for the happiness and well-being of others.
Community service and fundraising efforts to promote human welfare. Alpha Chi Omega's philanthropy is the fight against domestic violence.
An initiated member assigned to a new member to be her guide and counselor in all matters pertaining to the sorority.
A month to celebrate the fine arts in honor of the MacDowell Colony which was Alpha Chi Omega's first altruistic project, an artist's colony in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
Fees for a sorority membership.
The title given to a potential member from the time she accepts a bid until the time she is actually initiated.
New Member Education:
A period of time spent learning about the chapter and sorority life prior to initiation.
Foundation upon which membership is based. Specifically to Alpha Chi Omega: Academic Interest, Character, Financial Responsibility, Leadership Ability, and Personal Development.
One's standing with the sorority.
The governing body for women's sororities.