About Our Philanthropy
The women of Alpha Chi Omega’s Alpha Mu chapter recognize the importance of community service and giving. They are constantly involved with the activities of local nonprofit organizations and philanthropy events because they feel that their service is just one way in which they can give back to the community that has given us so much.
Last Year's Philanthropy
In the past, they hosted the AXO Volleyball classic, raising thousands of dollars to support the Middle Way House, a local domestic violence and rape crisis center. This year the chapter organized a new fall philanthropy event, “Shedding the Light” on domestic violence awareness. For this project, the sisters luminaries in front of all the Greek houses to symbolize the community’s dedication to shedding light on the issue of domestic abuse, an issue that affects millions of women worldwide. As women blessed with the bond of sisterhood, they are also blessed with the bond of womanhood. This bond that they share with women everywhere is what encourages the members of Alpha Chi Omega nationwide to support women who have been victimized and abused.
Goals of This Year
Apart from hosting their own philanthropy events, they strongly encourage their members to participate in the philanthropy events of other Greek houses as well. They are involved with Zeta Tau Alpha's BMOC for breast cancer research, Phi Sigma Kappa's Relay for Life which also helps with cancer research, Alpha Phi's fundraiser for Alzheimer's, and more. They are also avid supporters of Indiana University Dance Marathon, a 36-hr, non-stop dance marathon that raises money for the Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis. The chapter members dedicate many hours of their time to fundraising for this cause, and for the opportunity to stand 36 hours straight for the children, some who will never be able to stand themselves.
Contributions and Donations
The members of Alpha Chi Omega are extremely proud of their involvement in the community. Whether they are volunteering at a local homeless shelter, participating in a campus blood drive, or helping another chapter with its philanthropy events, they want their community to know that they can count on them to give back. At AXO, they are dedicated to the cultivation of philanthropic young women.