Welcome to the official website for the Alpha Chi Omega, Gamma Upsilon chapter at the University of Houston!
Here at the Houston AXO chapter, we believe that your time in college should be a fun and meaningful experience to treasure for the rest of your life.Since our chapter's founding at University of Houston on February 11, 1956, Alpha Chi has stayed dedicated to promoting our strong sisterhood, leadership opportunities, academic excellence, service in our community, and the life-long friendships we continue to create.
As a national organization, Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885 in Greencastle, Indiana at DePauw University.
While we love our history and past traditions, Alpha Chi Omega is a modern national women’s organization that enriches 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.
Some of the Alpha Chi Omega symbols remain rooted in 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 through time and space.
Real. Strong. Women.
“Together let us seek the heights.”
Hera, guardian of women
Domestic violence awareness, prevention and education
Grecian lyre, reflecting our musical heritage
Scarlet and olive green