How It All Began
Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ) is a national women's organization that enriches the lives of our members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. Since our founding on October 15, 1885 at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, we have been a society that encourages our members to "Seek the Heights," emphasizing the importance of being "Real. Strong. Women." Our symbol, the golden lyre, represents our aim to find joy in the small things and harmony in life. Since our founding, 135 Alpha Chi Omega chapters have been founded across the nation, with over 200,000 initiated members. It is through our mission that sisters of Alpha Chi share such strong bonds and memories that will forever shape the outcome of their lives.