Weekly Greek: The BU chapter of Alpha Chi Omega

Members of Alpha Chi Omega pose in front of thier olive green and scarlet red letters during one of thier on-campus events.

Alpha Chi Omega was founded as a musical fraternity at DePauw University in Indiana in 1855.

Professor James Hamilton Howe invited seven women to form a society. 100 women founded the Baylor chapter of AXO in October 1885. Represented by the lyre and the colors olive green and scarlet red, AXO is actively involved in philanthropies that work towards reducing instances of domestic violence. At Baylor, AXO works closely with the Waco Family Abuse Center, preparing weekly dinners and hosting parties for the women and children at every major holiday during the year.

Annually, the sorority hosts a diaper drive to help alleviate the cost of supplies for the center. AXO also puts on Take Back the Night, a forum designed to raise awareness of domestic violence on college campuses and the surrounding community.

The AXO all University event this year will be a sand volleyball tournament.

Other fun annual AXO events include Paintcrush, where everyone comes together to throw paint on each other in fountain mall. In December AXO hosts Destination Unknown, an event where AXOs and their dates head somewhere unspecified, and a tacky-dress Christmas party called Guys, Ties, and Alpha Chis.

Some famous Alpha Chi Omega alums include Condoleeza Rice, Alma Gates Sanders, a former CFO of CNN, and Aubrey O’Day from Danity Kane.

– Amy (Chi Omega) and Rachel (Kappa Alpha Theta)


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