Alpha- Meaning first Chi- Meaning and Omega- Meaning possibly the last such fraternity founded in the school of music Alpha Chi Omega is a Sorority founded on the values of musical talent and intellectual ability Alpha Chi Omega was founded in 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, IL by a group of 7 women. Anna Allen Bertha Denistin Olive Burnette Bessie Grooms Estelle Leonard Amy Dubuis Nellie Gambles There are 132 Chapters of Alpha Chi Omega as of September 1st 2011 The chapter here at Western Michigan is the Gamma Xi chapter which was chartered in 1951. There are 5 other chapters of Alpha Chi Omega in Michigan Each Sorority and Fraternity has a symphony and this is Alpha Chi’s Every sorority and fraternity have Big and Little brothers or sisters. Active members pick potential new members to take under their wing basically and show them the ropes Alpha Chi’s have not been represented as well as we should be in the past few years On the popular show Tosh.O and Alpha Chi was featured on it and embarrassed the rest of the Alpha Chi Omega population Not all sorority girls are like this though, it only take one to ruin it for the rest of us. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sdj0rKeKw Alpha Chi Omega participates in Crack The Bat each year which is our philanthropy, its to raise awareness for domestic violence and prevent it from happening. In the past year we have raised over 5,000 dollars for the YWCA of Kalamazoo Michigan. The lyre is Alpha Chis badge It was the first musical instrument played on Mt. Olympus by the Greek gods, thus is keeping with our founders interests are badge is the lyre.