Our History

Alpha Chi Omega (ΑΧΩ) is a national women's organization that enriches the lives of our members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. Since our founding on October 15, 1885 we have been a society that has encouraged our members to "Seek the Heights," emphasizing the importance of being "Real. Strong. Women."


Alpha Chi Omega was brought to the University of Arizona in 1930 and stayed active on campus until late 2008. Five years later, the Beta Lambda Chapter was re-colonized in November 2013 and has grown substantially since. This past year, our chapter was named the 2019 Chapter of the Year runner-up during the Greek Awards here at the University of Arizona.


Our Values

The Lyre and Pearls
The Coat of Arms
Red Carnation

Alpha Chi Omegas pride themselves in wearing the lyre badge, which represents our aim to find joy in the small things and harmony in life. This symbol is featured on the left. Alpha Chis across the nation wear our coat of arms shown in the center. Our flower is the red carnation and is featured in the image on the right.


Our Values


Academic Interest:

Alpha Chi believes in the importance of intellectual development and encourages sound scholarship and superior intellectual achievement.



Alpha Chi expects members to accept and reflect moral integrity and dignity, social awareness, and fraternity loyalty.


Financial Responsibility: 

Alpha Chi expects members to be responsible for the prompt payment of all dues and fees and other financial commitment. 


Leadership Ability: 

Alpha Chi believes the character, personality, and leadership are developed through participation in campus activities, and encourages each collegian to be interested in her community.


Personal Development: 

Alpha Chi believes in the development of members in their cultural appreciation, social awareness and further development of one’s social graces.

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