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Welcome and thanks for visiting! We’ve dedicated this space to providing you more information about Alpha Chi Omega’s lifelong sisterhood, 126 years of history, philanthropy, social programming, meaningful educational curriculum and, of course, the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of becoming a founding member of Alpha Chi Omega at UNC Wilmington. UNCW offers all eight sororities housing in suite-style faciliities. Alpha Chi Omega is very excited to move in to a suite in fall 2013!
Learn more about our history, our Founders and our symbols and traditions...
...and read on and find out more about our exciting plans for joining the UNCW community!
Our Colonization Plan
Alpha Chi Omega will have representatives on campus every month throughout spring semester 2012! We’ll be using our visits to campus to learn more about both the UNC Wilmington and Greek communities. We’re excited to chat with women who are interested in our sisterhood.
Alpha Chi Omega will be back to kick-off the new school year; representatives will include a resident consultant, headquarters staff members, and excited collegians from the surrounding Alpha Chi Omega chapters. Prior to Panhellenic Formal Recruitment, we’ll be marketing on campus and talking with women who are interested in becoming founding members. Although Alpha Chi Omega will participate in the Open House Round of Formal Recruitment, our new member intake process will take place after Formal Recruitment concludes. We’re looking forward to meeting UNCW’s real, strong women.
- Formal Recruitment Open House—Mingle with Alpha Chi Omega collegians and young alumnae!
- During Formal Recruitment—You’ll be able to find us on campus and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about the colonization process.
- The Week Following Formal Recruitment—This is it, the week we’ve all been waiting for—our colonization week! After spending a tons of time getting to know the community, the campus, and the amazing women at UNCW, Alpha Chi Omega will officially start our recruitment process. We’d love to see you at our information sessions during which we’ll invite you to spend time getting to know more about our sisterhood, the colonization process, and founding membership in Alpha Chi Omega.
Don’t forget, you’ll have many opportunities to learn about Alpha Chi Omega! Therefore, you aren’t required to participate in the Panhellenic Formal Recruitment process in order to participate in the colonization…or to become a founding member.
Values & Membership Standards
Alpha Chi Omega has high expectations for our colony at UNC Wilmington. Therefore, we’re seeking women who display character, leadership ability, academic interest, personal development, and financial responsibility; women not only motivated to contribute to the colony but who also anticipate sisterhood and fun! Alpha Chi Omega’s strong belief in, and dedication to, friendship, leadership, learning, and service help us to succeed in our mission of becoming real, strong women.
For Alpha Chi Omegas, sisterhood and friendship are one and the same. We recruit real, genuine women interested in meaningful, lasting friendship. Traditions like Big Sister / Little sister pairings, the precepts of our shared ritual, and Alpha Chi Omega celebrations like Founders’ Day help our members to create lifelong friendships and sustain them. Our colony at UNCW will have the opportunity to take part in these traditions and also create new traditions of their own.
We will encourage our UNCW colony to get to know the other Alpha Chi Omega chapters in North and South Carolina, to create inter-sorority friendships with the other Greek organizations on campus, and to plan a full social calendar with fraternities and other social groups on campus. Fun is definitely a priority for our new colony!
Best of all, our sisterhood extends beyond the collegiate experience. We’ve initiated more than 200,000 women over the years; that’s an amazing network of friends, sisters, and mentors that will support our UNCW colony initiates for a long, long time.
We can’t wait to meet women who are involved on the UNCW campus, who are excited to take on leadership roles in the colony, who lead by example, or who are simply eager to realize their leadership potential. Alpha Chi Omega believes in equipping our members so they feel confident and able to take on the challenges they choose. In addition to on-going, regular member education, Alpha Chi Omega also makes leadership training available to members through national programming like our annual Leadership Academy, this summer’s Recruitment Training workshops, and Convention.
|Alpha Chi Omega’s academic standards often exceed those set by colleges and universities; our educational programming and academic support system help our members meet those standards. Certainly, college curriculum prepares students for their prospective careers but it can’t always afford the time to teach about life and leadership. Alpha Chi Omega is proud to supplement classroom learning with a powerful four-year program designed to enhance lives and careers. We’re excited to teach our UNCW members about networking, giving back, stress management, job searching, finances, and budgeting
Alpha Chi Omega is proud that our members give back and make a difference in the world. Nationally, we work to increase awareness of domestic violence. We’ve already made a difference in the Wilmington community by making a both a visit and a donation to the local Domestic Violence Shelter and we can’t wait to do more.
Alpha Chi Omega’s commitment to philanthropy and community service is strong. That is why we are excited to start participating in other UNCW events and those events sponsored by other Greek organizations.
Alpha Chi Omega believes in respect for all and the promotion of human dignity. Our sincerest hope for your daughter is that she will have the best collegiate experience possible and that Alpha Chi Omega will play an integral role in it. As an organization we do not condone unkind, undignified, or humiliating activities. Members of Alpha Chi Omega must not conduct hazing activities.
Alumnae & Collegiate Member Information
Already an Alpha Chi Omega? Wondering how you can support the upcoming UNC Wilmington colony? Your word of mouth is the best way to get other sisters in the Wilmington area as excited as we already are! We'd also love for you to complete our Interest Survey to let us know how you’d like to support this exciting opportunity. Or you always contact our volunteer Director of New Chapter Development, Kristin Himsel with any questions.
Although formal recruitment doesn’t start until September 2012, it is never too early to let us know about qualified potential new members. All alumnae are encouraged to complete a Recruitment Information Form for any relative or friend who will be participating in UNCW's recruitment. All recommendations should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new UNC Wilmington colony will have a vast network of support! Local alumnae will serve on the advisory board to mentor the colony’s new executive board leaders. Volunteers from across the country will provide remote support and training opportunities for collegiate members as well as advisors. Additionally, two full time headquarters staff members will aid in the colony’s development; one of whom, a resident consultant, will be working with the colony its first two years on campus. After that, the colony will receive regular visits from a traveling chapter consultant.
Founding members will be encouraged from the outset to take ownership of the colony and begin to develop local and campus traditions that are meaningful to them.
Women who have been initiated into an Alpha Chi Omega chapter on another campus, who are in good standing with that chapter of initiation, and who transfer to UNC Wilmington are welcome to formally affiliate with the new colony! Good standing will be confirmed through headquarters with the member’s chapter of initiation.