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Alpha Chi Omega
The University of Georgia

Alpha Chi Omega
Beta Sigma Chapter
1064 South Lumpkin Street
Athens, Georgia

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The Beta Sigma Chapter was founded in 1939. Alpha Chi Omega was established to provide a basis for mutual helpfulness, congenial fellowship, and advancement of the intellectual, social and moral culture of its members. Their badge, the Grecian lyre, symbolizes their ties to their founding and early years. The sorority's open motto found written in Greek on their coat of arms, "Together let us seek the heights," is reflected in the sisterhood shared at Alpha Chi. Alpha Chi Omega's Founders chose "Alpha," the first letter of the Greek alphabet, because they were forming the first sorority in the school of music. Since they thought they might also be founding the last such sorority, "Omega" seemed appropriate. "Kai," meaning "and," was added to form the beginning and the end. "Kai" was soon changed to "Chi," a letter of the Greek alphabet. Today, Alpha Chi Omega membership exceeds 180,000 initiated members with over 130 active collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters.

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Presented to President Adams by Beta Sigma Chapter, Alpha Chi Omega