Friday, December 2, 2022

Alpha Chi Omega Sorority Establishes Ole Miss Chapter, Arrives Fall of 2020

By Emily Dewitt
Hottytoddy.com intern
esdewitt@go.olemiss.edu

The University of Mississippi has announced the addition of a new Panhellenic Sorority to campus. Alpha Chi Omega will be joining the Ole Miss family in the fall of 2020, according to Brooke Hubbard, assistant director of fraternal leadership and learning at Ole Miss.

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“Alpha Chi Omega has a strong national brand that will provide a premier sorority experience for women at the University of Mississippi – much like the 10 active chapters we have currently on campus,” Hubbard said.

Alpha Chi Omega was founded Oct. 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. There are 145 chapters nationwide with 11 of the 14 SEC schools having an Alpha Chi Omega chapter established on campus.

With 2019 Recruitment and the start of a new year just around the corner, Alpha Chi Omega members will spend that time marketing and building relationships within the Ole Miss community. Instead of being active informal recruitment, members said Alpha Chi Omega will make monthly visits to campus.

In fall 2020 Alpha Chi Omega will have a different recruitment process than the other Panhellenic sororities on Ole Miss’ campus, according to recruitment officials. They will be looking for any freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors who would like to join the Alpha Chi Omega sisterhood. There will be a series of events that include interest sessions for new members to get to know the ins-and-outs of the sorority. 

They will have tabling throughout campus, go on coffee dates with potential new members, and look for recommendations from the community. They will also hold interviews with alumnae to gauge interest and receive feedback. 

Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is domestic violence and sexual assault awareness and prevention. The University of Mississippi chapter will partner with a women’s shelter or agency within the Oxford Community to support survivors of domestic violence, according to Alpha Chi Omega’s website.

“Alpha Chi Omega is seeking to make an impact specifically related to their philanthropic efforts which support domestic violence awareness. The sorority’s national leadership has expressed an interest in partnering with campus and community partners who have programmatic efforts in this important area,” Hubbard said.

As for housing, Alpha Chi Omega is still working with the University for a potential opportunity, according to Hubbard.


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