At Alpha Chi Omega 's 1992 National Convention, delegates voted to adopt the Support of Victims of Domestic Violence as a national altruistic project.
The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation supports educational programs for victims of domestic violence as well as hands-on support at the local community level where personal involvement can make a difference. Grants go to various agencies across the nation providing services to victims as well as to provide development and implementation of educational programs for members.
Manhattan Crisis Center:
The Gamma Zeta Chapter at Kansas State University works with The Crisis Center, Inc. a local haven for domestically abused and sexually assaulted women and their families. Several members of Alpha Chi Omega volunteer at the center and the entire chapter participates year-round in events and fundraisers that support the center and raise awareness for domestic violence and abuse.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Founders Day, Alpha Chi Omega's are encouraged to participate in events in their communities during the month of October.
Light Up the Little Apple:
2012 marked the seventh annual “Light Up the Little Apple.” We plan the philanthropy which is a holiday light competition within our community. We have two different competitions, a Greek house competition, and a Christmas tree competition.
Each house is judged on “most traditional”, “brightest”, and “overall creativity”.
Have A Pie With Alpha Chi:
Our first Have A Pie With Alpha Chi event was held in the fall of 2012. We partnered with Pi Kappa Alpha and Pie a Pike to raise money for the Manhattan Crisis Center.
National Luminary Project:
One night during the month of October we put on the National Luminary Project and display candles and facts about domestic violence to raise awareness in the Kansas State and Manhattan communities.
Have questions about Alpha Chi Omega’s Philanthropies? Feel free to email us!
VP Philanthropy: Courtney Henney, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant VP Philanthropy: Sarah Crosby, email@example.com