2021 Relay for Life

This weekend the ladies of Alpha Chi participated in Relay For Life of FSU. They have been recognized as the student organization 3rd place for number of registered participants & are now setting their sights on to be in the top 5 for most raised.

Relay for Life FSU raised $116,301 & the Alpha Chi Omega team raised $6797.57 putting the team in 3rd place!!!! (just $784 behind team 2)

4 AXΩ Sisters Recognized by FSU Student Affairs Florida State Torchbearer 100 – 2021

Who is The Torchbearer 100?

Each year the Division of Student Affairs is proud to recognize 100 of the most outstanding, undergraduate leaders and achievers across campus who, during their time at Florida State, have built upon our tradition of exceptional student life. “Leaders and achievers” is intentionally vague to qualify a diverse array of students, linked by the magnitude of their impact with in their realm of influence. The Torchbearer 100 seeks to bring these accomplishments out of their silos and honored at the university level.

The Torchbearer 100 leans on the fact that as an individual grows, their potential grows with them and that this growth creates avenues for an exponential positive impact on their communities. We know this to be true because this is the history, tradition, and spirit of student leaders at Florida State.

Attributes of a member of the Torchbearer 100 may be demonstrated by, but not limited to, the following examples:

  • Led by their example holding themselves, and those around them, to a higher standard
  • Visionary community builders, striving for a more inclusive and thriving environment
  • Dared to challenge generally accepted norms and have been so bold to strive for a more ideal alternative
  • Demonstrated their commitment to Florida State through their leadership and service to their spaces within the university
  • Made exceptional accomplishment in their field of study or area of involvement
  • Had a transformative personal development journey while at Florida State
  • Strived for the betterment of something beyond themselves
  • An infectious belief in and ability to bring out the best of their peers
  • Their positive impact made a significant difference in student life and their legacy will extend beyond their time on campus

This recognition aims to thank and celebrate these students who have made significant contributions to our community and whose legacy has strengthened the foundation set for Florida State students to come.

A Huge Congratulations to 2021 Alpha Chi Omega sisters to receive this honor

The ladies were able to celebrate at a reception hosted by the Office of Student Affairs at McClay Gardens & were even able to snap a photo with fellow Beta Eta, Alumna & VP of Student Affairs – Dr. Amy Hecht.

Also a huge congratulations to sister Mallory Hartline who received this honor in 2020. No reception was held in 2020 due to COVID-19.

May be an image of Marsha Wood Hartline

AXΩ Participates in FSU Line Dance 2021

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We’re so excited to introduce to you our 2021 Line Dance Team & tell you how you can watch the performance… But first let us tell you a little about line dance and who the philanthropy benefits.

FSU Line Dance

Line Dance is the largest Greek-run philanthropy on Florida State’s campus. In 2019, we raised over $100,000 for our beneficiaries. This year the event is hosted by Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Theta Pi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, and Theta Chi will benefit the Unconquered Scholars Program, Collegiate Veterans Association, and the College of Social Sciences. We are more than thankful for everyones continued support in keeping the tradition of FSU Line Dance alive throughout all the setbacks that the worldwide pandemic, COVID-19, has put on our community. We are making sure that this year’s show and fundraising will be a monumental success, and we could not prouder to be able to benefit the organizations below.

The Unconquered Scholars Program provides an array of support services promoting overall success to youth who experienced foster care, homelessness, relative care, or ward of the State status. Many Scholars have faced profound hardships during childhood that may increase their risk of leaving academia without a degree. 

The Collegiate Veteran’s Association (CVA) is a group of college-based students. The CVA is focused on creating an inclusive and rewarding college experience for veterans who are returning to education.The CVA is committed too assisting veterans at FSU with the process of reentry into student life.

The Florida State University College of Social Sciences and Public Policy is dedicated to excellence in creating and communicating social science and public policy knowledge through leading edge research, interdisciplinary programs, and teaching. The college offers an inclusive and collaborative culture, welcoming all into a robust and free exchange of ideas. The college recruits and retains exceptional and diverse faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, and staff to advance their mission and undertake core disciplinary and interdisciplinary research, teaching, and service activities.

Now let us introduce you to the amazing 2021 Dancers for Alpha Chi Omega. We must also share that sister Bella de Souza was the photographer who captured all images seen in this post.

Row 1: Emily Gordon (Captain), Addison Nance, Amberley Gin, Kelsea Bielecky,

Row 2: Maddie Rominski (Co-Captain), Ryleigh Taylor, Emma Hopkins

Row 3: Camden Mathis, Alexa Krystyniak, Maddie Johnson, Elizabeth Hoffmark

Row 4: Riley Wilson, Reagan Deshong, Jill Dunn, Emma Romano

If you are interested in watching virtually you can purchase a ticket through the link below and a link to view will be sent to you. Tune in to watch our ladies kill it on the dance floor on March 31st. (update performances start at 6:45 and Alpha Chi is scheduled to go on at 7:05) https://fsulinedance.crowdchange.co/16368/team/23834

Sisterhood Night Out Take 2!

This week, the VP Membership Programming, Ayva & Sisterhood Retreat Chair, Addison planned an exciting sisterhood Night Out at local business:Hanger 38! Sisters could sign up to start in the bowling alley building or in the grand arcade (to allow chapter to follow University Capacity Guidelines for COVID-19). After an hour of fun, sisters then switched locations. In addition to the above sisters had were able to enjoy a meal: Mediterranean salad, Chicken fingers and fries or a Chicken Sandwich and fries. Sisters had a great time and we are so thankful for events like these to connect and have fun!

Sisterhood Night Out…

This week, the VP Membership Programming, Ayva & Sisterhood Retreat Chair, Addison planned an exciting sisterhood Night Out at local business: FunStation. Sisters could sign up to start outside or inside (to allow chapter to follow University Capacity Guidelines for COVID-19). After an hour of fun, sisters then switched locations. Inside sisters were able to enjoy the arcade, laser tag & individual dinners. (Pizza or Salads). Outside sisters enjoyed go-karts, putt-putt golf, the sizzler and more.. Sisters had a great time and we can’t wait till our sisterhood night out next week at Hanger 38!

AXΩ Volunteers with local Refuge House

Recently, Sisters had the opportunity to volunteer at the local Refuge House. Refuge House is a local agency that supports survivors of Domestic and Sexual Assault. Refuge Houses’ mission is “to provide direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, and to their children and families, as well as to eliminate such violence through community education and public advocacy. This aligns directly with Alpha Chi Omega’s National Philanthropy philanthropic mission.

The 1992 Alpha Chi Omega National Convention marked the adoption of domestic violence awareness, an issue that affects people – and primarily women – all over the world, as our national philanthropy. Together, we work to fight against unhealthy relationships and build healthy relationships. Members serve individuals and families impacted by domestic violence through fundraising and sharing gifts of time and talent with shelters and other service-providing organizations. Alpha Chi Omega also works to empower its own members, giving them tools to build their own healthy relationships, and to raise awareness of domestic violence by educating others on its impact and work being done to end it.
 
As champions of change, our leadership around this issue is creating lasting impact in our local communities and the world. to aid survivors who are affected by domestic violence & to raise awareness. The local Refuge House Director of Development works closely with the chapter’s VP Philanthropy, Lexi and Refuge House Liaison, Kaitlynn to share agency needs, events and coordinate hands-on volunteer opportunities. With COVID-19 limiting the number of opportunities to volunteer at the shelter the chapter was excited to get the call regarding the need to paint the emergency shelter. The ladies of Alpha Chi broke into two groups 9-1 and 1-5 and got to work painting all common spaces in the shelter from start to finish! Not only did we have a blast we loved seeing the difference we made for shelter residents to come home to.

Double Duty – Personal Finances & Chapter

Thank you VP Finance Steph Flegal for collaborating with Chapter Advisor Britain and Dr. Dalisha Herring, a Panhellenic friend and professor at FSU. It was a fun surprise for sister Ava R to see her professort sharing with us! Thanks sisters who partcipated with feedback questions – more of that, always!

What a great use of our time to “enjoy the society of our sisters” at 3/15 chapter (35 + Exec in person and the rest on Zoom – rotating) *and* learn something useful from an invited speaker! Can’t wait to do it again!

Initiation!

What makes us sisters? Our shared ritual, values and experiences. Our New Member Education committee (Lila, Bri, Alex, Lucy, Zoe, Amelia, Morgan) and Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation committee (Leanne, Alexa, Emma, Morgan, Sydnie, Lauren) really showed up this week and we are proud of them!

The NME committee planned Fireside, painting and songs on Sunday to get the “Ladder to the Lyre” started. The new members reflected in their last meeting with special “why I chose Alpha Chi” and “why I stayed” stories. And *surprise* for the NME committee meeting this week they made cookies for all 19 new members/initiates. So wholesome.

The RFA committee mades us feel the WDA with the Inspiration Ceremony on Sunday, Lavaliere Ceremony on Tuesday, Dream Cake on Wednesday culminating in Initation with all the big sisters on Thursday.

Spring MC ’21 Big Little Reveal

Such an exciting day for Spring MC ’21!!! Big little reveal! Enjoy some amazing photos from the reveal. VP New Member Education Lila and her committee planned a great reveal at the chapter house. MC ’21 Spring members gathered inside and were greeted by their big sister when they opened the door! You can almost feel the excitement and emotion in these photos and we love it!