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
Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Motto: "Together let us seek the
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.