Symbols & Traditions

Our Badge- The Lyre

The badge

Our Open Motto

"Together let us seek the heights."

Open Motto- Together Let Us Seek the Heights

Alpha Chi Omega Traditions

Members of Alpha Chi Omega have enjoyed the heritage and traditions shared in our sisterhood for over 120 years. Some of these special traditions include:

March 1st, Hera Day - On this day every year, members recognize the fraternity's commitment to helping others by conducting service projects and offering assistance to others. We separate into groups and dedicate our service to local places in the area like firefighters, schools, etc.


October 15th, Founders' Day - Sisters gather every year on this day to recognize the fraternity’s fall founding at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. On Founders' Day, members wear their badges, along with scarlet and olive green ribbons.

Chapter Founders’ Days – Each collegiate chapter recognizes its founding anniversary annually. Kappa Xi's is November 11, 2006.

National Convention – Members join together every two years to conduct Fraternity business, reunite with fellow Alpha Chis and celebrate Alpha Chi Omega.

State Days and Province Gatherings – Many states and provinces hold events to unite sisters within a specific geographic area.

The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega

The symphony of Alpha Chi Omega