2023 – AXΩ’s attend Alpha Chi Omega Collegiate Growth Academy

Over the weekend, the Alpha Chi Omega National collegiate growth team enjoyed spending time with VPs recruitment, VPs recruitment information, and VPs public relations and marketing during Collegiate Growth Academy. Beta Eta Members, Maddy, Zoe and Julia attended. It was a great weekend filled with connection, leadership, growth and fun. CGA is part of the Real. Strong. Women. Experience, allowing Alpha Chi Omega to act on its commitment to provide structured programming and a community environment where members can live and grow as real, strong women.  Collegiate Growth Academy includes large-group keynotes, educational sessions specific to each officer role and breakout discussions – in addition to plenty of sisterhood time and fun with Alpha Chi Omega leaders from chapters across the country! 

2023 – AXΩ’s attend Florida State University Step Afrika performance

Step Afrika is a professional stepping company, that blends dance styles practiced historically by African American fraternities and sororities, traditional African dances, and an array of contemporary dance and art forms into one show. They integrate songs, storytelling, humor, and audience participation to make their performances unique and entertaining.

We had the opportunity to ask member Kylie about the performance, and she shared ” Attending Step Afrika was a unique experience that I really enjoyed. Step Afrika did an amazing job at explaining the history of stepping on college campuses, and helped me build an appreciation for this art form. It was really amazing to see the Florida State community, and all 4 councils come out and support the show!”

2023 – DEI Movie night

To recognize Black History Month, sisters came together to watch Hidden Figures, a film focused on African-American women and their contributions to the US Space Program.

Sisters had the opportunity to share their thoughts and big takeaways from the film. Sister Isabella shared, “the women supported each other and helped each other in the struggle, if you push for/ really want something you will achieve it no matter the obstacles, and it takes courage and resilience being a woman of color in the 60s in order to be taken seriously.”

Another sister shared, a few things I learned from this movie was the effect of the Jim Crow laws on black Americans lives and how it made them feel like they weren’t even real humans. I learned how important it is that we treat everyone equally and not make assumptions or stereotype people based on how they look or their skin color. I also loved how this movie focused heavily on women’s rights and how women are just as capable as men to achieve all their goals! This was a really cool and impactful movie to watch.”

2023 – AXΩ Hosts Hillel for Hamantaschen Cookie making event!

Hillel members Halle, Eric, and Kale came to Alpha Chi Omega to share Hamantaschen cookies and the historical significance behind them. Halle, the Vice President of Greek Life engagement spent Saturday morning baking the cookies with Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion- Anna. Halle brought the baked cookies to Alpha Chi and sisters (and even our servers stayed) to decorate them with various toppings. Halle and the other Hillel representatives shared the story behind the cookies- Purim.

The name of the cookie, Hamantaschen, actually refers to the villain in the story of Purim, Haman. The cookies are triangular shaped, representing Haman’s ears, as the name Hamantaschen means ‘Haman’s ears’ in Hebrew. Halle explained the significance of Purim and why it is important to the Jewish faith. Sisters enjoyed a fun evening of conversation, education, and cookie decorating!!

2023 – the ladies of Alpha Chi Omega hosted the ladies of Phi Mu for a belonging event! Bracelet making and conversations!

VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Anna partnered with leadership in Phi Mu to host a joint event. Ladies partnered with someone for the other chapter, joined in conversations, and followed prompts to build bracelets. The ladies also enjoyed lunch, followed by conversation debrief as a group.

2023 – Alpha Chi Sisters Volunteer at the local Refuge House Event!

The Building Hope: A Birthday Bash & Benefit for Refuge House event took place this past week!  The event was held at the Carriage House at Goodwood Museum & Gardens to celebrate the Refuge House’s 45th Birthday!  The event featured Tallahassee’s favorite band, Revival, wonderful food, and exciting silent auction items.

Ladies of the Beta Eta Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega were able to support the event, volunteering for set up and breakdown!

2023 – AXΩ Participates in Panhellenic Packed with Love event for Refuge house

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega joined women from all Panhellenic chapters for a “Packed with Love” Event where women made care packages with toiletries for the Refuge House along with letters. We also participated in bracelet making and enjoyed hot coca and the sisterhood of the community!

2023 Alpha Chi Omega celebrates Galentines with a formal dinner, photo stations and more…

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega kicked off Healthy Relationships week with a Galentine’s dinner. The VP of Membership Programming, Emma, and her committee worked with the Chapter Chef to create a custom menu – Caprese Salad, 6 oz Steaks, Lobster Tails or Stuffed Portabello Mushroom with Angel Hair Pasta, Seasoned Green Beans, and Rolls. Dessert was trays of custom petit fours for each table. The committee worked to decorate not only the dinning room, but the foyer for photos and fun! We are so thankful to our sisters, the amazing kitchen staff (chef and servers), our house director and also amazing alumnae advisors – Britain and Madison who helped make the night a success!! Already counting down to our next dinner event!

2023 – AXΩ Tables at Market Wednesday to raise awareness for Healthy Relationships week and upcoming Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi Event

The ladies of Alpha Chi Omega tabled at Market Wednesday near the union during healthy relationships week to raise awareness for the importance of Healthy Relationships, sharing resources, swag and info about the upcoming Pizza Pie for Alpha Chi Event. They also passed out carnations with a QR code to resources and link to the event! We hope our efforts help those who stopped by be able to identify a healthy/unhealthy relationship, provide resources for support, etc. We also hope to see people out at Pizza Pie on 2/23 at 5pm at the chapter house!