What is an Alpha Chi Omega Virtual Chapter?
Until 2004, all Alpha Chi Omega alumnae chapters were geographical; that is, they were based in a certain location and all their activities took place locally. Virtual chapters share many of the same goals as geographical alumnae chapters, but they conduct their business long-distance, and primarily using the Internet. Meetings are held in chat rooms, or by conference call. They set their own mission and then seek to fulfill it creatively, whether it’s long-distance support of a collegiate chapter, promoting domestic violence awareness, or participating in philanthropy projects. Virtual chapters are encouraged to think beyond the traditional construct and to create new ways to connect with sisters.
There are two types of virtual alumnae chapters:
1. Collegiate chapter based groups consist of the alumnae and friends of a particular collegiate chapter. (This is us Xi Omega Xi Virtual Alumnae chapter)
2. Affinity groups cross both geographical and collegiate-affiliation boundaries and focus on a common mission. For example, Xi Sigma Xi, the Heritage Network, promotes and preserves the heritage and history of Alpha Chi Omega.
Xi Omega Xi History
The Xi Omega Xi Virtual Alumnae Chapter began as a thought and dream of several Beta Eta Alumnae during the planning of the chapters’ 80th anniversary during April 2009. The thought was that not only Beta Eta’s are some of the most active alumnae in the nation; they are some of the most loyal to Florida State University; their home chapter of Beta Eta. Alumnae travel to Tallahassee for events such a Homecoming, football games, and reunions. However, during the remainder of the year, they are virtually left “in the dark” about the happenings of the collegiate chapter and fellow alumnae. We rallied the alumnae during the 80th, filed, and officially were installed July 11th, 2010 at Alpha Chi Omega Convention in Washington DC.
Xi Omega Xi is a virtual alumnae chapter of Alpha Chi Omega for Beta Eta women. With the advances in technology, we are now capable to reunite all Alpha Chi Omega women from Florida State University regardless of current location. Unlike your local Alpha Chi Omega alumnae chapters, we all share similar past experiences: we were all initiated in 518 West Park Avenue; we all have Seminole pride and bleed garnet and gold; we have an emotional connection to the beautiful campus that we called home for our college experiences. We stay connected to the current collegiate chapter of Beta Eta for communications of their successes and fun.
Support Beta Eta We do what we can to help the sisters of Beta Eta have the best possible collegiate sorority experience. Because only a few of our members live in the Tallahassee area, much of what we do is long-distance. From gifts for new members, to food during Recruitment; letters of recommendation, to senior cords for the graduation march; flowers philanthropy.
Host Reunions: We love to get together in real life! As great as it is to email, zoom, chat, blog and stay in touch virtually, there is no substitute for seeing each other in person. We had our 1st Annual Lucky Stars Reunion during Homecoming 2010 and plan to continue this tradition each year to welcome back the sisters from every decade back into our home. We also look forward to Beta Eta 95th in 2024!
Homecoming : See the homecoming for more information.
Create Connections We use all available forms of technology to reconnect and stay in touch. We truly depend on all Beta Etas to extend our invitation to all sisters to help us find each other and stayed connected.
Co-Run this Blog with Beta Eta Chapter The blog is a co-run by members of Xi Omega Xi Virtual Alumnae Chapter and members of the Beta Eta collegiate chapter. The blog features guest posts from the Epsilon Tau Epsilon- Tallahassee Alumnae Chapter, Beta Eta Alumnae, & potentially parents. Topics vary widely to appeal to all decades and include collegiate chapter updates, alumnae member spotlight, 518 West Park Avenue memories, philanthropy, Greek life, interesting articles, and announcements of sisters’ life milestones.
Virtual Chapter We host virtual “chapter meetings” to report to our members the constant work of our executive board members, event planning, and to gather feedback about current initiatives. We always find a way to have fun and bring up memories that make us laugh.
Social Media Be sure to follow the collegiate and alumnae chapters on social media. All links are under the Contact us tab.
Interested in Joining Xi Omega Xi
Joining ΞΩΞ (Xi Omega Xi) Virtual Alumnae Chapter is easy! We have varying levels of membership starting at just $19 for Newly Graduated Seniors, and ranging from $29 for Standard Membership up to $100 for Achievement Level Membership.Our year runs from August 1 – July 31.Your dues help fund our many projects. Our biggest expense is assisting the Beta Eta collegiate chapter. Your dues tell us that you believe in what we are doing!
Dues Options include the opportunity to support the Beta Eta Love and Loyalty Endowment fund, through a donation to Alpha Chi Omega Foundation.
Donation levels are set below:
$50.00 – Regular Membership $29.00 with $21.00 donation (Wisdom level)
$75.00 – Regular Membership $29.00 with $46.00 donation (Devotion level)
$100.00 – Regular Membership $29.00 with $71.00donation (Achievement level)
$48.00 – Regular Membership $29.00 + sponsorship of recent graduate $19.00 (Commitment level)
$19.00- Reduced Membership for First Year Graduating Seniors
Your responsibilities as a member vary with the time you have available. We are a no pressure, no guilt organization!! If you have time to be involved, you can do so at a level that feels comfortable to you. Perhaps you would like to serve as an officer… send care packages to the collegiate chapter during Recruitment, serve as a pen pal to a collegiate sister, or support graduating sisters with networking opportunities. You can also help find “lost sisters” (meaning we have no good contact information for them), serve on the Homecoming/Reunion committee or help organize reunions for your own new member class.
The choice is up to you! We look forward to hearing from you,
and hope you decide to join ΞΩΞ.