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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 the University of Arkansas. The University of Arkansas boasts a Panhellenic community composed of eight sororities and we’re thrilled to be joining that community at the same time as Phi Mu!
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 University of Arkansas community!
Our Colonization Plan
Alpha Chi Omega will have representatives on campus spring semester 2012! We’ll be learning more about the University of Arkansas and its vibrant Greek community. We’ll also start putting plans in place for our exciting fall colonization!
Alpha Chi Omega will be back in full force to kick-off the new school year! Representatives on campus will include two full-time resident consultants, 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 the University of Arkansas’ 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.
- Colonization—This is it, the week we’ve all been waiting for—our Colonization week! After spending time getting to know the community, the campus, and the amazing women at the University of Arkansas, 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 the University of Arkansas. 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 the University of Arkansas will have the opportunity to take part in these traditions and also create new traditions of its own.
We will encourage our University of Arkansas colony to get to know the Alpha Chi Omega chapters in Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri—and build relationships with our chapters at other SEC schools like Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. Furthermore, the University of Arkansas colony members will be encouraged 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 University of Arkansas initiates for a long, long time.
We can’t wait to meet women who are involved on the University of Arkansas 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 University of Arkansas 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 Fayetteville 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 University of Arkansas 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 University of Arkansas colony? Your word of mouth is the best way to get other sisters in Fayetteville, or the surrounding 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 August 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 the University of Arkansas' recruitment. All recommendations should be mailed to Alpha Chi Omega, c/o Kirsten Ramey, 435 N Garland Ave, P.O. Box 2796, Fayetteville, AR 72701.
Welcome home, Alpha Chi Omega! Our commitment to join the University of Arkansas Panhellenic community is a commitment to provide an experience to enhance each member’s collegiate journey as she prepares for the rest of her life. We know sorority housing at the University of Arkansas is an integral part of that experience. A sorority house is a place to live and learn, crash and congregate, eat and entertain. It is a place to feel secure. A place to have fun. A place to let your hair down. A place to be you.
Alpha Chi Omega is in the midst of conversations with university administration to carefully consider all housing options on campus. We are committed to researching and evaluating all the options to choose the best one for the long-term success of our chapter. Once the decisions are made, you can expect a facility that’s affordable, financially sound, well maintained, safe and in a style and size appropriate for the University of Arkansas.
Alpha Chi Omega’s commitment to housing is so strong that in 1996 the Alpha Chi Omega National Housing Corporation was established to provide focused support and expertise to each housed chapter and its respective property managers. It is the mission of the National Housing Corporation to enhance the experience of Alpha Chi Omega’s collegiate members through the promotion, support and development of appropriate, desirable and safe facilities.
The new University of Arkansas 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, three full time headquarters staff members will aid in the colony’s development; two stellar resident consultants will be working with the colony its first two years on campus and one in-house staff member will support the colony throughout its first three years. 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 / campus traditions that are meaningful to them.
We’re thrilled that the University of Arkansas colonization will make for a true region-wide sisterhood. Our sisters at the University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma City University, University of Missouri, and Southeast Missouri State University can’t wait to support the University of Arkansas colony and welcome the founding members to the Alpha Chi Omega sisterhood!
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 the University of Arkansas are welcome to formally affiliate with the new colony! Good standing will be confirmed through headquarters with the member’s chapter of initiation.