Chapter Spotlight: Xi Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Arkansas
Alpha Omicron Pi was founded at Barnard College on the campus of Columbia University in New York City, New York on January 2, 1897. With over 168,000 initiated members Alpha Omicron Pi is relentless in success. The Xi Omicron chapter is no different; this chapter was established at the University of Arkansas on January 20th, 2007. It is the 181st chapter of the 208 chapters across the nation.
This past August in 2016 they participated in formal recruitment along with 11 other Panhellenic chapters at the University of Arkansas. They welcomed home pledge class 2016 with the theme of Outter Space to join their sweet sisterhood. They spent the day celebrating their new sisters with their friends and family.
Their national philanthropy is American Juvenile Arthritis Organization and arthritis research. Their goal is to raise money and awareness of arthritis and all the diseases that accompany it. Their chapter raised more than $35,000 in 2016 for philanthropic efforts. At the local and international level they host “Strike out Arthritis” on campus where other fraternities and sororities compete in a softball tournament. They also partner with local restaurants in Fayetteville, hosting “percentage nights” where part of the profits are philanthropic. They also hosted an event where they got to interact with local families and their children who are suffering from juvenile arthritis.
The Xi Omicron chapter is a popular name on campus. They have many socials and functions including skating, neon parties, toga, and their date parties. Their functions are as cute as they are!
Alpha Omicron Pi’s vision statement is “Sisters. Living our Values.Changing the Future.” We certainly think the lovely women of the Xi Omicron are living out that statement. We cannot wait to see what the future holds for this chapter and these sisters!