ALPHA CHI OMEGA
NICKNAME: Alpha Chi, A Chi O
CHAPTER WEBSITE: axoberkeley.com
ADDRESS: 2313 Warring St. Berkeley, CA 94704
NATIONALLY FOUNDED: 1885
FOUNDED AT UC BERKELEY: 1909
BERKELEY CHAPTER: Pi Chapter
COLORS: Carnation Red, Olive Green
SYMBOLS: Lyre, Carnations, Pearls
MOTTO: Together let us seek the heights.
PHILANTHROPY: Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention; We support Ruby’s Place, a local shelter for survivors in the East Bay. Last year, we raised nearly $11,000 for Ruby’s Place. We assist survivors and their families into permanent housing, help with legal fees, medical bills, and child care responsibilities, and ultimately make a tangible difference in hundreds of lives. Alpha Chi Omega is a community of Real, Strong Womxn dedicated to creating change; we have been since 1885, and we can assure you we are not backing down anytime soon.
MEMBERSHIP POLICIES: At Alpha Chi Omega, our mission is to empower each other to grow in our leadership, academics, service, and character. Our diverse sisterhood is the core of our chapter, enabling us to share in the bond that connects the hundreds of thousands of Alpha Chi Omega womxn across the nation. Alpha Chi Omega strives to remain inclusive of womxn of all races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, religions, and identities—regardless of sex assigned at birth.
LEGACY INFORMATION AND LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: To achieve a more equitable experience for all potential new members during recruitment, Alpha Chi Omega will not receive preferential treatment during the recruitment process. Our chapter strives to provide every potential new member who meets our membership standards the same opportunity to join Alpha Chi Omega. We are committed to removing barriers as we strive to build a more acessuble and inclusive membership experience.
ADA ACCESSIBILITY: Our chapter house is not ADA accessible at this time, although we are actively advocating for change. ADA accessibility is part of our upcoming 7-year capital improvement plan.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: We fully recognize the financial burden associated with joining a sorority. For Spring 2020 and Fall 2020 semesters, we were able to reduce dues for both returning members and new members, providing about $235,000 of financial relief to Pi sisters and families. We also provide need-based scholarships to new members during their first semester to help offset this cost, as well as need-based scholarships to the rest of our chapter members each semester. At the national level, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation awards more than $250,000 in merit-based educational scholarships every year to collegiate and alumnae members.