Alpha Chi Omega
Theta SigmaUniversity of North Florida
Alpha Chi Omega was founded as a women’s fraternal
organization on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.
Professor James Hamilton Howe, Dean of the Music School, invited seven young
women from the school to attend a meeting for the purpose of forming a society.
The first appearance of the seven founders – Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha
Deniston, Amy DuBois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms and Estelle Leonard was in
Meharry Hall, wearing scarlet and olive green ribbon streamers attached to
The historical purpose of Alpha Chi Omega was to provide
the advancement of the intellectual, social and moral culture of its
members. In 1992, Alpha Chi Omega
developed the philanthropic cause of the fight against domestic violence and
works annually to raise both awareness and funds for various programs
supporting the fight against domestic violence.
Today, Alpha Chi Omega membership exceeds 200,000 initiated members with
over 130+ active collegiate chapters and 200+ alumnae chapters.
Nickname: “Alpha Chi” and “A-Chi-O”
Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Motto: “Together let us seek the heights”
The Theta Sigma chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded at
the University of North Florida on May 2, 1987.
Alpha Chi was one of the first sorority’s on campus and since then has
grown to be one of the largest and most active sororities on campus. Along with the fifty leadership positions
held within the chapter, Theta Sigma has over 45% of its members participating
in campus organizations outside of the chapter.
These organizations include Presidential Envoys, Greek Ambassadors,
Swoop Squad leaders, Order of the Omega and much more. Theta Sigma strives for
the development of its members for life after their collegiate years by
enhancing their qualities in each of our five membership criteria; character,
personal development, academic interest, financial responsibility and
leadership ability. Theta Sigma
continually receives awards from both the university and Alpha Chi Omega
headquarters for outstanding involvement and achievements.
2013 Young Alumnae Award (Nita Hurley)
Raising the Bar in Panhellenic (March)
Panhellenic VP Recruitment: Beth Palmer
President: Ellie Piersall
Hello all! My name is Ellie Piersall and I am the current
president for Alpha Chi Omega. I rushed
my freshman year in 2010 and I am a senior majoring in Exceptional Student
Education with the hopes to go on to graduate school and specialize in Autism
or Applied Behavior Analysis. Along with
Alpha Chi, I participate in the On Campus Transition mentoring program and
Dance Marathon every year. My family roots are in Byrdstown, Tennessee but I’ve
lived in Melbourne, Florida for the majority of my life. Sports have always
been a huge part of my life, especially volleyball! I try to participate in our
intramurals when I can but if I’m not playing intramurals you can find me
running the natural trails on campus. I absolutely love being around big crowds
and meeting new people but I’ll never pass up an invite for a redbox movie
night with my closest friends!
Hello! My name is Julie O’Meara. I currently serve as the VP
Recruitment for Alpha Chi Omega at UNF! I am now a junior double majoring in
Economics and Finance with a minor in Business Administration with big dreams
of becoming a Chief Financial Officer for a fortune 500 company anywhere in New
York! I am also a member of the Economics Society on campus. I was born and
raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. I love going to the beach or sitting by
the pool, hanging out with my sisters, and traveling anywhere the wind takes
me. Fashion is a huge part of my life, and I live for the constant revolutions
in the industry.
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