Real. Strong. Women.

Congratulations to these Real, Strong Women

Meet the Real. Strong. Women. Award Recipients, Class of 2016! >

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INDIANAPOLIS, July 18, 2016 – Following a national search, Alpha Chi Omega has named Kathleen (Katie) L. Gaffin as its next chief executive officer. Katie is returning to headquarters staff to serve as the executive leader of the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity, Foundation and National Housing Corporation. Full story >


tHE lYRE Summer 2016

Corner Office | As she winds down her term as National President, Diane Blackwelder reflects on her “defining moments.”

AXO News | Get to know the 2016-17 ΑΧΩ chapter consultants!

Life Feature | Summer volunteer opportunities are all around! Check out some tips on finding the right placement for you.

RSW | Meet the 2016 Real. Strong. Women. of Distinction, including our featured member, Lydia Thornton.

Welcome to our newest chapters

Four new chapters this year!

The Delta Omega chapter returned to the University of Kentucky and Florida Gulf Coast University welcomed the Kappa Chi chapter in the fall 2015. 

Indiana University-Purdue University is now home to our newest chapter, Kappa Omega, and AXΩ is the first NPC sorority on campus at Western Oregon University with the installation of the Kappa Psi chapter this spring!

Welcome our newest sisters on social media and check out where we are growing next! >


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We have updated the process for alumnae and collegiate members to recommend and recruit potential new members. Our recruitment form and FAQs are now online!


Alpha Chi Omega is an organization about you: unique, talented, genuine women looking for a fun and meaningful way to enhance your college experience.

It's also about strength in numbers through the 230,000 real, strong women who stand by your side, cheer you on and lead you to a lifetime of fun, fulfillment, leadership and inspiration. Whether wearing the lyre badge with pride during a ritual ceremony, volunteering at a women’s shelter or networking with sisters across the country to land your dream job, Alpha Chi Omega is a chance to be your real self, while surrounded by sisters who are just as unique.

Join Us

Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of Alpha Chi Omega!

We’re an organization focused on redefining what it means to be a sorority, having real conversations and creating real, strong women. If you’re interested in taking part in these genuine experiences, while remaining true to yourself, Alpha Chi Omega is for you. 

AXΩ Foundation

UNderwriting success through opportunities designed to empower the real. strong. women. of our fraternity.

Alpha Chi Omega is at the forefront of women’s fraternal organizations as we strive to position our members for success both today and in the future. The Foundation’s mission is to support the educational and philanthropic purposes of Alpha Chi Omega through effective fundraising and stewardship of financial resources.

College Experience

What an amazing time to discover who you are and  what you want to be.

College is full of great experiences - learning new skills, discovering new interests and developing new relationships. The good news is that Alpha Chi Omega not only complements those experiences, but also encourages and creates them.

We offer real experiences, real conversations about what it means to be a part of a sorority. We hope you'll take a few minutes to click on the links to the left and discover how what Alpha Chi Omega offers supports the growth of our members into real, strong women.

Stay Connected

providing connections for a lifetime.

Alpha Chi Omega is something you take with you forever, meaning our alumnae living out their lives as real, strong women are an especially important part of our fraternity. Whether you're just learning about opportunities as a new alumna or you graduated decades ago, we want to continue to be a part of your life! Take a moment to learn more about how we can keep in touch through the years.

Find Us

Alpha Chis know no boundaries. We have collegiate chapters all over the country and alumnae members all over the world.

Our members’ goals and experiences truly take them to new heights, and sometimes it is difficult to keep track of where everyone ends up.

Whether you are looking for a chapter nearby or an old friend, Alpha Chi Omega wants to help. 


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While you are visiting, we hope you'll take a moment to look around. But we realize, too, that sometimes you're stopping by for a quick stop and want easy-to-access information. Within our Favorites, you'll find immediate access to upcoming events, convention news, our resource center and searches for chapters and members.



June 24-26, 2016


The 2016 National Convention in Orlando, Florida, was full of sunshine and sisterhood! Over 900 attendees spent the weekend catching up with sisters and making new friends; gaining valuable and relevant real-world knowledge; experiencing our cherished Ritual; and discussing the ways in which our organization is seeking the heights.

State of the Enterprise

During the State of the Entreprise address, our national leaders reflected on the progress and impact of Alpha Chi Omega since the 2014 convention and shared their vision for the future of our beloved organization.

For the complete list of award recipients, visit our 2016 Awards section.

To view the complete convention photo album and/or purchase any of these photos from GreekYearbook, visit our Photos & Videos section.
You can also view some of our photos from convention on our Facebook page.



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