Wednesday, March 22, 2017

More Than "Spring Break"

While many sisters spent their spring break relaxing at home or traveling to beaches near and far, a few sisters spent their week-long break volunteering out of the country.


Sisters, Mackenzie Hall and Carly Roman (also big and little), traveled together to Ecuador to participate in MEDLIFE's medical mission trip. While in Ecuador, they helped rural communities receive critical access to health care. They also helped build a staircase that allowed the community in Riobamba, Ecuador to receive important resources, such as electricity. Despite long days of work, they were still able to explore Ecuador and see mountains, volcanoes, and waterfalls nearby. Carly stated that "the area was absolutely beautiful and so was the experience". Several other colleges across the United States, including USC and Ohio State, also participated in this particular mission trip.


Shannon Nichols, a Communications Science & Disorders major, flew to Guatemala to spend her spring break working with hearing-impaired locals in the area. Alongside fellow classmates and professors within her major, she helped perform 200 hearing tests, allocated 55 hearing aids, and even assisted in constructing a home for a single-mother in Panajachel, Guatemala. Shannon felt that this trip gave her a whole new perspective on the world and reaffirmed her passion for her major. She said that this trip "made me realize that my future profession will truly make a difference in people's quality of life".

These three women are just a few of the many sisters in our chapter that have an undying passion to help others. We are all extremely proud of your selflessness and the life-changing impacts you have made on people all across the world. We hope that one day, we will all be able to make as big of an impact on the world as you three have!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Healthy Relationships Week



Each year during the week of Valentine's Day, Alpha Chi Omega celebrates Healthy Relationships Week. This week is dedicated to raising awareness of domestic violence and educating others on how to engage in relationships that promote physical, mental, and emotional health. We are able to accomplish this through our "Love Is..." campaign and events such as Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi, in which proceeds benefit our local Tallahassee Refuge House.

Love Is...


The "Love Is..." campaign aims to change the conversation that surrounds domestic violence and abusive relationships. This is why Alpha Chi sisters spend time to educate others on what a healthy relationship should look like. By defining our own ideas of what love is, we are able to help others identify healthy aspects of love in their own relationships.

Join us next week at our table during Market Wednesday in the Oglesby Union from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. to share your own idea of what "Love Is"!

Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi

Our annual philanthropy event, Pizza Pie with Alpha Chi, will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, February 16th at the Alpha Chi Omega sorority house. Buy a pre-sale ticket from a sister for $5 or $7 at the door. Delicious pizza will be served from your favorite Tallahassee pizzerias!

All proceeds will benefit those affected by domestic violence and sexual assault right here in Tallahassee. This money will allow these victims to receive critical resources, such as medical examinations, proper counseling & therapy, emergency shelter, and much more.


To learn more about Refuge House, please visit refugehouse.com.


Friday, January 27, 2017

#1 in GPA!

We are very excited to announce that Alpha Chi Omega at Florida State has received the #1 spot in GPA rankings within our Panhellenic community! 

Alexa, Ashley, Jamie, Lauren, and Makenzie at Dean's List Desserts. All five sisters received a 4.0 GPA in the fall!

A total of 110 sisters made the Dean's List last semester and 23 sisters received a 4.0 GPA! These sisters were rewarded with a dessert night at the house hosted by our Intellectual Development committee. Our entire organization averaged an impressive 3.359 GPA and we couldn't be more proud of all our sisters' hard work! We would like to thank our Intellectual Development committee for their effort in reserving study rooms during finals week, rewarding sisters for outstanding academic accomplishments, and hosting events such as Dean’s List Desserts. These all serve as a constant motivation for sisters to study hard and get recognized for their good grades.



When asked about her position as VP of Intellectual Development, Maia Kelly stated: 
I am so proud of all of our sisters for their academic achievements this past semester. It's amazing to see how far Alpha Chi has come and I am very excited to be able to work with the chapter as VP ID!


Congratulations to all of our sisters for their outstanding academic performance in Fall 2016. Here’s to a great spring semester!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

McKayla Michaud #seniorSpotlight #WCW

Senior McKayla exemplifies all of AXO's five values. The chapter will be so sad to see her graduate in April. At Beta Eta, she served as the first vice president of collegiate recruitment information, VP-CRI, for the chapter during the Fall 2016 Recruitment. She set the bar so high by leading with fairness, class, compassion, and a calm personality. Currently, McKayla interns at Southeastern Plastic Surgery where alumna Kristen works.

Other fantastic highlights about McKayla:  She attended AXO Convention; she worked on a MEDLife trip to Peru, and she received a Melbourne Alumnae Panhellenic Scholarship.

Mckayla is second from the left



Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Philanthropy #TBT - #LighttheNight and more for #WhyAlphaChiWednesday


Thank you Taylor Dake for organizing the chapter's 2016 Light the Night Team

Taylor, Panhellenic sister Jaime (KKG), Morgan and Sarah


2015 Light the Night with Janelle, Amanda and Danielle
2015 Light the Night with Courtney, Sari, Lindsey and Tati

#TBT Spring 2015:  Alpha Phi Omega - "Wear Teal" for Sexual Assault Awareness Month - #AltruisticAXO Alex D, Lauren F, Kelsey H