Alpha Chi Omega
University of Kentucky
Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885 at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Colleges were just beginning to fill with women across the nation, and our seven founders Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy DuBois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms and Estelle Leonard saw the need for an organization to continue empowering women.
Thus, they formed the sixth women’s fraternity in America, the first to be in a School of Music - Alpha Chi Omega. Our founders chose Alpha and Omega (the first and last letters of the Greek alphabet) knowing they would be the first and last music sorority.
Our sorority continues to empower women all over the country and advance the intellectual, social, and moral culture of its members. Today, Alpha Chi Omega membership exceeds 200,000 initiated members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide.
At the University of Kentucky
Delta Omega was founded at the University of Kentucky in November 2015. We are a fairly new sorority to UK, but have quickly taken the campus by storm. Since our founding we have grown to be a large and active sorority on campus with over 200 sisters. The chapter of Delta Omega and our amazing sisters constantly receive awards from our university and Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters for outstanding involvement and sound leadership. Of these awards, the Delta Omega chapter was thrilled to receive the Panhellenic Council Dean's Cup in 2017 and 2019!
Nickname: Alpha Chi, A-Chi-O
Colors: Scarlet Red and Olive Green
Flower: Red Carnation
Open Motto: "Together let us seek the heights"