Alpha Chi Omega

Alpha Chi Omega

Theta Sigma
University of North Florida

Alpha Chi Omega

Organization Facts

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 - Anne 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 their dresses. 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 it. 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
Symbol: Lyre
Motto: "Together let us seek the heights"

Chapter Facts

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 sororities on campus and since then has grown to be one of the largest and most active. Along with the fifty leadership positions held with the chapter, Theta Sigma has over 45% of its members participating in other campus organizations. These organizations include the Presidential Envoys, Greek Ambassadors, Swoop Squad, Order of Omega and many more. Theta Sigma strives for the development of its members for life after their collegiate years by enhancing their qualities in each of the 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.


National Awards:

  • 2013 Young Alumnae Award (Nita Hurley)
  • PACE - 2011
  • Recruitment - 2011
  • Risk Management - 2011
  • Panhellenic Participation - 2011
National Award Finalist:
  • Alumnae Relations - 2010
  • Philanthropy and Service - 2010
  • Recruitment - 2010
Campus Awards: 
  • 2015
    • Lip Sync - First Place
    • Secretary of Order of Omega (Lisa Taylor)
    • Treasurer of Order of Omega (Kerry Galligan)
    • Student Body Vice President (Hailey Guerra)
    • Winner of Kappa Delta Shamrock Week
  • 2014
    • Miss UNF 2014 (Nicole Gouldthread)
    • Lip Sync- Second Place
    • Winner of Kappa Alpha Old South Week
    • Winner of Kappa Delta Shamrock Week 
    • Top Ten Greek (Ellie Piersall)
    • Volunteer of the Year (Diana Dellecese)
    • VP Membership of Order of Omega (Ashley Nadeau)
    • Scholarship of Order of Omega (Lisa Taylor)
  • 2013
    • Lipsync Runner Up
    • Homecoming Runner Up
    • Homecoming Queen (Christina Bennett)
    • Raising the Bar in Panhellenic (February)
    • Raising the Bar in Panhellenic (March)
    • Volunteer of the Year (Kaley Still)
    • Community Engagement Award
    • Top Ten Greek Award (Christina Bennett)
    • President of the Year (Ellie Piersall)
    • Chapter of the Year
  • 2012
    • UNF's Top 10 Greeks
      • Kat Bouziane
      • Britt Stromquist
    • Chapter Advisor of the Year (Nita Hurley)
    • President of the Year
  • 2011
    • Lipsync Winners
    • Sorority Greek Challenge (most participation at UNF athletic events)
    • Homecoming Champions
    • Dance Marathon Spirit Cup
    • Outstanding Community Service
    • Outstanding Fellowship

Recruitment Info

Panhellenic VP Recruitment: Sammi Beyer



President: Jean Maierhoffer



Recruitment Chair: Bridget Weiss