Alpha Chi Kinda Guy Weekend Recap

With Spring 2020 Alpha Chi Kinda Guy weekend canceled do to the pandemic. The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega worked to capture both Real. Strong. Women Weekend and Alpha Chi Kinda Guy Weekend in Spring 2021 to ensure graduating seniors didn’t miss a year with the “Guys” in their lives

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega had a wonderful weekend showing the “Alpha Chi Kinda Guys” in our lives our home away from home. Following Florida State University and Alpha Chi Omega COVID-19 health and safety guidelines & capacity caps – Ayva – VP Membership Programming, Piper – Family Weekend Chair & their committee worked to create a weekend full of options. Note: They also encouraged those that were at higher risk or more vulnerable to illness from COVID-19 to avoid events and gatherings and asked that all participants review the COVID-19 protocols outlined at the bottom of the invite to review all the chapter leadership continued to do to ensure protocols were outlined and followed for the weekend. 

Friday Options included: FSU Homecoming Live & supporting local Tallahassee restaurants & checking out one of the many FSU Sporting events being hosted on Friday:

11:30 FSU Beach Volleyball vs FIU 4:00 FSU Women’s Tennis vs Miami

4:45 FSU Beach Volleyball vs Stetson 6:00 FSU Softball vs Duke

6:00 FSU Baseball vs Louisville (away – on ACC Network)

Saturday included: BBQ complete with yard games & apparel pick up, Tomahawk 51 Axe throwing, FSU Spring Football Showcase & checking out one of the many FSU Sporting events being hosted in town…

1:00 FSU Baseball vs Louisville (away  will be on ACC Network)

2:00 FSU Softball vs Duke  3:00 FSU Beach Volleyball vs Stetson

4:00 FSU Softball vs Duke 4:45 FSU Beach Volleyball vs UNF

Sunday included: Brunch & Garnet and Gold 4 miler

MyJourney on Mentoring

Beta Eta’s March 28 Mentoring MyJourney was facilitated by VP Membership Programming Ayva, VP Intellectual Development Grace , our wonderful MyJourney facilitators, and advisor Jenny Sue! We discussed what it means to be a good mentor and objectives, went over The Heights Mentoring program and the Women & Wisdom Series, highlighted Beta Eta’s mentoring program and its value, heard about alumna Katie McCarthy’s experiences, discussed the roles of personal goals in accomplishing our priorities, and covered tips to get conversations about mentoring started as well as examples. We learned so much and are excited to be introducing our mentoring program this semester!

Below are just a few of the many slides from the program:

Line Dance + Fill Your Cup Watch Party

FSU Line Dance

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega participated in 2021 Line Dance tonight! We promise to share the video as soon as we receive it! Due to COVID-19 restrictions no one other than the dancers were allowed at the venue. so what did we do? After dinner – We hosted a watch party for in house residents upstairs in the TV Room, and hosted a Fill your Cup Ice Cream sundae bar downstairs complete with adorable custom cups & all the candy you can think of for toppings! We had a blast cheering the dancers on from afar and are so proud of their performance tonight.

A huge Congratulations to team captain Emily, co-captain Maddie and the entire team for a job well done!!!! You can learn more about the team here. The team had an amazing performance, raised $2849 for the philanthropy & we are already looking forward to Line Dance 2022 – fingers crossed we can be back in the civic center cheering them on …

Panhellenic Event – PJ’s on Park

The Panhellenic delegates of Alpha Chi Omega, Kappa Alpha Theta, Delta Delta Delta and Alpha Gamma Delta worked together to plan a Park Avenue Sisterhood event following COVID-19 Guidelines. The ladies worked together to rent a big screen and projector to watch She’s the Man Movie and had Mamma P’s Icecream truck cater ice cream snacks. Each house had 25 sisters in attendance to maintain the 100 person outside capacity cap following Florida State University’s COVID-19 guidelines. A big thank you to all delegates for planning, especially our delegate Ally.

Homecoming AXΩ, ∆X & Best Buddies Field Day

For Homecoming 2021 the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega are paired with Delta Chi Fraternity and Best Buddies FSU. For those that haven’t heard of the later, Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Best Buddies / Best Buddies Home

Best Buddies has a chapter at FSU that is a recognized student organization on campus, they strive to serve IDD community in Tallahassee. This includes, but is not limited to, people with Down syndrome, autism, Fragile X, Williams syndrome, cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and other undiagnosed disabilities. Best buddy programs empower the special abilities of people with IDD by helping them form meaningful friendships with their peers, secure successful jobs, live independently, improve public speaking, self-advocacy and communication skills, and feel valued by society.

To get to know members of the FSU Best Buddy organization and their Buddies – the ladies of Alpha Chi & gentleman of Delta Chi organized a field day at local Tom Brown Park. Members participated in an egg and spoon replay race, created friendship bracelets and played various yard games (jenga, connect four, horse shoe, ring toss & yard bowling) and of course tossed around footballs and kicked soccer balls back and forth.

While we didn’t manage to capture everyone in a photo, we had nearly 50 people in attendance! We did manage to capture some action shots, as seen below.

Homecoming Field Day

This Sunday you could find our sisters getting ready for homecoming week at Tom Brown Park having a field day with our homecoming partners! This year Alpha Chi is paired with Delta Chi, and Best Buddies. This was a great way for all the members to come out and hangout and get to know each other. There were games, snacks, and arts & crafts for all members to do. It was a great event to kick off homecoming season!

Powder Puff 2021

Alpha Chi Omega participated in Alpha Delta Pi’s Powderpuff to raise money for Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Alpha Delta Pi Foundation. The football tournament was held at Doak Campbell Stadium, and all of the games were be broadcasted on a Zoom Webinar with live commentary! They also hosted a tailgate and watch party for the event at the pool of Stadium Centre Deck. The tailgate featured big screens to stream the football tournament. You can learn more about the event here.

Alpha Chi was proud to support such an amazing cause and be amongst the below groups participating:

Football Teams: Alpha Chi Omega, Alpha Gamma Delta, Alpha Omicron Pi, Chi Omega, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, Kappa Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Mu, & Zeta Tau Alpha

Cheerleading Squads: Alpha Delta Phi, Beta Theta Pi, Delta Chi, Kappa Alpha, Kappa Sigma, Phi Gamma Delta, Pi Kappa Alpha, Pi Lambda Phi, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Epsilon, & Theta Chi

For the big game…. The team got a bye and automatically got into round 2 for donating the most pop tabs. The team also received $250 for the Refuge House for most pop tabs. The team then won against Kappa Delta, and then lost to phi mu. A Huge thank you to our coach & Alpha Chi server Niko! Overall, the chapter came in 3rd for the football tournament! The team came in 1st in the sorority division for money raised by football team and 4th overall for money raised behind Alpha Delta Pi, Alpha Delta Pi Diamond Man competitors, and Beta Theta Pi.

Senior Brunch & Banners

This week we are recognizing our 2021 Spring Seniors! The chapter’s VP Membership Programming Ayva, Senior Programing Chair, Haley & Membership Programming committee worked to decorate the dinning room and kick off the week with a Senior Brunch from BlueWater Cooking Company. The dinning room was decorated for the occasion & seniors picked up a senior gift (frame with custom print) and were able to snap photos with photo props and/or in front of banners created by the Public Relations and Marketing committee (thanks Zoe and Leah!)

Seniors also submitted their favorite meals and the chefs worked to incorporate as many as possible (or that were submitted multiple times) into the weekly menu! This week seniors will also receive senior cookbook with recipes for many of their favorite meals.