Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana.




We love our history and honor our traditions, Alpha Chi Omega is a modern national women’s organization enriching the lives of its members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. The goal of the national organization is to provide support and experiences that help every unique, talented member to become the best possible version of herself. With more than 230,000 members nationwide, 13 chapters in Texas, and over 130 active collegiate chapters all over the United States, ΑΧΩ believes in being Real, Strong Women.


Our sisters Emma, Nurain, and Nicole celebrating Founder's Day at our annual Founder's Day Luncheon

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Our sisters Lida and Nurain

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Our sisters Jennifer, Nicole, Nurain, and Emma

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Our sisters Emma, Nurain, and Nicole celebrating Founder's Day at our annual Founder's Day Luncheon

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The Gamma Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was one of the original six Sororities established at the University of Houston on February 11, 1956.  We believe everyone's time in college should be a fun and meaningful experience and AXΩ has remained dedicated to promoting sisterhood, leadership opportunities, academic excellence, service in our community, and life-long friendships .

Symbols of AXΩ

Some of Alpha Chi Omega's symbols originated from our founding, like our colors and the lyre, while others have been adopted more recently as we’ve grown and evolved to remain relevant to today's women. These symbols and traditions represent who we are and what we value, providing a great source of meaning to our members, and creating a bond of sisterhood that connects us all.

Brand Tagline

Real. Strong. Women.

Open Motto

“Together let us seek the heights.”

Patron Goddess

Hera, guardian of women


Domestic violence awareness, prevention and education

The Badge of AXΩ

Grecian lyre, with 22 pearls,

reflecting our musical heritage

AXΩ Colors

Scarlet and olive green

The AXΩ Flower

Red carnation

The Badge

AXΩ's Core Values

Alpha Chi Omega was founded as a musical fraternity and prides itself on 5 core values:

Academic Interest

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


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

Financial Responsibility

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

Leadership Ability

Alpha Chi Omega believes that 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 Omega believes in the development of members in their cultural appreciation, the social awareness and personal presentation.

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