Social Justice Institute  


Alpha Chi Omega has two desired outcomes from our diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work  to increase diversity in our membership throughout every level of the organization and to nurture and develop a membership experience that is increasingly equitable and inclusive for members, volunteers and staff.  

As a part of that work, Alpha Chi Omega has created the Social Justice Institute (SJI), a transformative experience for all involved that fosters growth, understanding and a commitment to supporting domestic violence survivors.  

Program Overview

Are you passionate about domestic violence awareness and service to others? Do you want to further develop your confidence to educate others and create meaningful dialogue around social justice topics? Joining Alpha Chi Omega’s Social Justice Institute cohort might be for you!

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Session Topics

May 14

Identifying Your Role: Navigating Roles, Privileges and Intersectionality 
May 21
Building Bridges to Healing: Survivor-Centered Response 
May 28Community Focused Collaboration: Amplifying Local Voices 
June 4Strengthening Non-Profit Partnerships: Empowering Community Impact 
June 11
Awareness to Action: Empowering Volunteers for Lasting Change 
June 18
SJI Reflection: Loyalty of Thought and Deed 

Frequently Asked Questions

All alumnae and collegians are encouraged to apply.

Participants must commit to attending and fully participating in a virtual six-week program with 75-minute sessions. All sessions will be held on Tuesdays during May 14 – June 18 at 8:15 p.m. EDT / 7:15 p.m. CDT / 6:15 p.m. MDT / 5:15 p.m. PDT. 

Social Justice Institute 2024 will be a fully virtual experience!  

Our Social Justice Institute focus will be domestic violence advocacy. Over the course of six weeks, our SJI cohort will meet virtually to gain an affinity for initiating change and ambition for creating environments that promote diversity and inclusion. Additionally, members will build relationships with sisters who share their passion for domestic violence outreach and community support.   

Members who participate in Alpha Chi Omega’s Social Justice Institute should have a passion for, as well as skills and knowledge in:  

  • Recognizing one’s beliefs and biases to maximize self-awareness  

  • Practicing mutual respect for qualities and experiences that are different from their own 

  • Identifying social identities and the impact they have on personal narratives and the communities in which individuals live 

  • Understanding the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Alpha Chi Omega 

Alpha Chi Omega is making an investment in you! Participation in the Social Justice Institute comes at no additional cost to participants, thanks to the generous support and funds from the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.