ALPHA CHI OMEGA
REAL. STRONG. WOMEN.
"TOGETHER LET US SEEK THE HEIGHTS"
Charity: Domestic Violence Awareness & Gainesville’s Peaceful Paths Domestic Violence
philanthropy: Purple Rain Paint Dodgeball Tournament
Colors: Scarlet Red & Olive Green
Flower: Red Carnation
FOUNDED AT UF: 1949
INVOLVEMENT: This year, Alpha Chi supported Healthy Relationships Week, spent time volunteering at the Peaceful Paths Women’s Shelter, and took part in Denim Day, a day where people are encouraged to wear denim to raise awareness of rape and sexual assault. Our sisters are involved in many organizations around the Gainesville community, including Florida Blue Key, Student Government, Gator Growl Homecoming and Parade, Dance Marathon, UF Preview Staff, Order of Omega, the Independent Florida Alligator, Strike Magazine, Project Makeover, Her Campus UFL, and Floridance.
#leanonme because in the face of adversity, we rely on our sisters for their support and friendship. Our home is a place where our motto, Real Strong Women, means we are constantly building each other up to be the empowered women we are. We lean on each other - whether that’s for advice, a study buddy, or just being there when you need it most - the bond is for life! Being an Alpha Chi Omega sister means that you’re among women who share the same values, interests, and ambitions as you and who provide an unbreakable connection that will extend well past your college years.
Dear Potential New Members of 2020,
I am incredibly honored to be able to write this letter to you all and to wish you all the best experience during formal recruitment. This journey you are going to embark on is the most rewarding experience college has brought me. Three years ago, I was in the same position you all were: excited, scared, overwhelmed. Some advice I have is to take note of how each house made you feel. Did it feel like home? Did you feel a genuine connection? Can you see yourself sitting on Monday nights, no makeup on, watching the Bachelor? When I found the answer to be “yes” to all of these questions, that’s when I knew I found a home. In my experience, Alpha Chi Omega makes me feel welcomed, empowered, and comfortable.
Each one of our members truly embodies our motto of Real. Strong. Women. This can be displayed in how we interact within the walls of our home, our involvement on UF’s campus, and all the way into our post-graduate accomplishments.
The sisterhood that Alpha Chi Omega is one that is incomparable to others. This house is where you can feel at ease to walk up to any lunch table, take a seat, and strike up a memorable conversation with any of the 250 incredible women who call themselves Alpha Chi Omegas. This house is where you will watch movie marathons, indulge on ice cream bars, pasta bars, and brunch. This house is where you study, curl up for naps in-between classes, and binge watch TikTok’s. This house is where we will do life together, and continuously work towards empowering one another to be professional and unstoppable.
This house is a place, but the sisterhood is home to many, and we are always ready to make more feel welcomed.
-Jasmine Essa, Alpha Chi Omega President