This weekend, VP Risk Management – Margaret & Date Function Chair – Ravina along with their committees planned, organized, and implemented the chapter’s signature date function – Red Carnation Formal. The event was attended by 450+ sisters and guests. The event was held at Bricks and Brass, with a full pasta bar being catered. Entertainment was provided by DJ Quinn inside, Acoustic musicians Jackson and Cole of On The Edge band outside; additionally outside sisters were able to partake in yard games & of course photo ops inside and out! Transportation was provided by Mikes limo and security by FDLE. Overall the event was a wonderful way to celebrate the semester, and our graduating seniors… We can’t wait to host our next event!
With Love & Loyalty – Spring 2023 Initiation
We never get tired of hearing, seeing, and experiencing our Ritual (but we do sort of get tired of moving furniture – gotta be honest, since that is an Alpha Chi value!)
What a special time to see our new members receive their Symphony, Lavaliere, and Dream Cake at the Inspiration, Lavaliere, and Dream Cake Ceremonies, respectively.
And then Initiation with the Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation Committee and New Member Education Committee – WE COULD NOT DO IT without such amazing officers!
We are reminded to “Seek the Heights” and that the “the deepest joy in life comes from giving of yourself.” Who could deny such important precepts of life? GO Alpha Chi!
Lara D, GNV; Hayley H, IA; Emily R, St. Pete; Natalie W, NJ and their Big Sisters Izzy S, Kacie P, Ava Grace, Meredith B
2023 – Alpha Chi Omega takes on Dance Marathon – raising money for and supporting Children Miracle Network
This weekend Alpha Chi Omega, along with their pair Kappa Sigma take on Dance Marathon. Alpha Chi’s goal is set to raise $10,000 for the cause. Dance Marathon at FSU has become a year-long student-led initiative that aims to raise funds and awareness for children in need of specialized pediatric medical care that is otherwise not available to them locally. At Florida State University, our movement culminates into a 30-hour event where over 1,800+ students stay awake and on their feet for our miracle children and our beneficiaries! This is the 28th year of DM at FSU (how many of our alumnae remember those early years of a 32 hour thon in Tully Gym)
In its current form, Alpha Chi Omega is able to be involved in many ways – from Dancers to the Executive Board, our sisters participating make us proud.
The following sisters will be participating as dancers this weekend: Macy, Madelyn, Clare, Marni, Rylee, Samantha, Abigale, Kylie, Anna, Ava B, Ava N, Kiersten , Lauren, Lydia, Madeline, Libby, Brinlee, Mia, Alexis, Hayley, Christine, Ravina, Hailey, Alice, Alyssa, Delaney, Amelia, Abby and Emily.
This team of dancers is led by Kyndall Dickinson who has served as the Alpha Chi Omega Delegate for the past year.
On the Executive Board, Sam P serves as the Dancer Relations Director and Maddie Z serves as the Marathon Events Chair.
The following sisters also serve on the Internal team: Emma R (Media Productions Coordinator), Blake N (Marketing and Publicity Coordinator), Reagan D (Marathon Events Coordinator), Isabella C (Hospitality Coordinator), Stephanie F (Morale Captain), Natalie J (Morale Captain), Caitlyn S (Morale Captain), Taryn S (Family Relations Captain) and Payton F (Inspiring New Leader). It will come as no surprise that we have sisters. involved at all levels. We are so proud of each and every one of them!
2023 Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship Luncheon – TWO Alpha Chi’s awarded with a scholarship!
On Saturday, February Alumnae Panhellenic of Tallahassee members and Florida State University Panhellenic Collegians gathered at the FSU Student Union for sisterhood, silent auction, scholarship awards, and delicious paella. It was a wonderful way to bring back this beloved annual event. Thank you, Sloan Wallace (Delta Zeta) for chairing the event.
Congratulations to the scholarship award winners:
- Nina Chong – Alpha Chi Omega
- Rachel Dagit – Phi Mu
- Chloe Evers – Chi Omega
- Samantha Humphreys – Alpha Chi Omega
APT distributed $2500 in scholarship money to these accomplished Panhellenic women. Thanks go to Nancy McConnell (Alpha Phi) for chairing the Scholarship Selection Committee.
2023 Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi
As Healthy Relationships week comes to a close the chapter is proud of all they have accomplished. The goal of Alpha Chi Omega’s Healthy Relationships Week is to foster the development of healthy relationships and, by so doing, prevent domestic violence and sexual assault. To end the week – the chapter hosted their annual Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi event to raise awareness but also funding for the local shelter for victims of domestic and/or sexual assault – the Refuge House. The event raised $8700+ and the chapter was able to raise awareness with hundreds from the campus and local community.
2023 – Sisterhood Retreat to Universal Studios Orlando
VP Membership Programming Emma and Sisterhood retreat chair, Emma worked with their advisor and committee to plan the most epic sisterhood retreat! Following an amazing option sleepover and outer banks watch party at the house, nearly 200 sisters arrived at the house to have amazing breakfast to go bags for the ride! (thank you Chef Duski, Chapter Advisor, and committee for putting this together for us) We then loaded the most amazing double decker buses for the trip to Orlando (thanks 5 star) When we arrived we were handed tickets good at both parks – and we were off on a day of adventure! Amazing rides, great food, non-alcoholic butter beer at Hogwarts and countless opportunities for photos and bonding with sisters! We arrived back in town in time to rest to have a productive Sunday before the week starts! Thank you again to Emma and Emma for planning such a great event!
2023 – Sisterhood Sleepover and Outerbanks Watch Party
New member Kiersten T who sisters on the Programming committee planned an Outerbanks watch party and sisterhood sleepover at the chapter house the night before the sisterhood retreat! The group had all the snacks, thanks to Chef Duski! The night was a blast and the sisters were able to spend quality time before the retreat!
2023 – AXΩ Celebrates Chinese New year
The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega celebrated Chinese New Year! Chinese New Year is the festival that celebrates the beginning of a new year on the traditional lunisolar Chinese calendar. We celebrated on January 22nd. Members received red envelopes at chapter – They are a traditional gift for children or elderly people during Chinese New Year. In China, the red envelope (money) is called ya sui qian (压岁钱 /yaa sway chyen/), which means ‘suppressing Sui [the demon]money’. Those who receive a red envelope are wished another safe and peaceful year. In lieu of money we provided inspirational quotes and messages about the meaning. We then worked with our chef, Duski to have a traditional meal. The chapter also invited members of the FSU Community (graduate and PHD students) who would be facilitating at Alpha Chi Omega Leadership Academy to the chapter house to join then for the meal (Sweet and Sour Chicken or shrimp, with rice, egg rolls and potstickers – dessert was orange Sherbert) and to get to know the leaders who would be traveling to Leadership Academy with them!
2023 – AXΩ’s attend Leadership Academy
Leadership Academy is Alpha Chi Omega’s premier training for newly elected chapter presidents and executive board officers. Held annually, the weekend training combines innovative learning sessions with sisterhood to inspire new officers as they take on leadership positions in their chapters.
Alpha Chi Omega is excited to host chapter presidents, vice presidents risk management, vice presidents new member education and vice presidents membership programming at Leadership Academy 2023.
2023 – AXΩ President attends FSU Greek Leadership Summit
The Greek Leadership Summit is a 3-day leadership retreat held each year. Attendees will participate in leadership development activities and have in-depth conversations about current issues in the FSL community. Chapter presidents and council executive board members are required to attend. This year the event took place, the first weekend of the spring semester. Chapter President Leah was able to attend and represent Alpha Chi Omega .