Collegiate Global Service Initiative

Collegiate Global Service Initiative

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s global service initiative trip to Jamaica. 

The Alpha Chi Omega Collegiate Global Service Initiative combines direct service, immersion and Alpha Chi Omega principles and values into one unique experience. 

While traveling with sisters from across the country, participants will build, rebuild or remodel areas and structures of need; experience local customs and cultures; connect the experience to their Alpha Chi Omega experience; and be forever changed by the opportunity.

For information regarding the alumnae global service initiative, please click here.

2020 TRIP update

March 16, 2020 - Alpha Chi Omega has been monitoring the status of the COVID-19 virus both in the United States and Jamaica very closely. We have been in regular communication with both our trip consultant who was in Jamaica until last Friday and with the U.S. Embassy in Jamaica to ensure we had the most accurate information possible.

As such, we have made the decision to cancel this year’s global service initiative trip to Jamaica. It has become increasingly clear over the last several days that our safest course of action is to cancel for this year. We did not make this decision lightly as the work we do in Jamaica is important, but nothing is more important to us than your health and safety.

Due to this cancellation, we will be issuing full refunds for the amount paid to date.

Read full 3.16.2020 email communication here


2020  PROJECT DETAILS

The 2020 experience planned to include service projects within the Jamaica community. Past projects have included assisting with building an addition to a primary school cafeteria; mixing concrete and laying foundation block for an addition to a local church; painting the inside of an addition to a local school; and laying concrete and painting a netball court for an area primary school.




The application deadline for the 2020 trip has passed.

If you have additional questions, please contact Jen Wallach, associate director of education and leadership initiatives.
 
 

Every Service Rendered: Global Service Initiative Reflections

CGSI 2019June 18, 2019

The Collegiate Global Service Initiative (GSI) combines direct service, immersion, and Alpha Chi Omega principles and values into one unique experience. Three participants of the 2019 GSI trip share about their experience in Jamaica.

Read More in The AXΩ Blog

IMG_3104-1 gsi-2 gsi-3 gsi-5 gsi-7 IMG_3088-1
Real. Strong.Women. Experience.
© 2020 Alpha Chi Omega.  All Rights Reserved.
Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters
5939 Castle Creek Parkway N. Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317.579.5050
Fax: 317.579.5051
Email: info@alphachiomega.org