Epsilon Sigma Chapter
Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women's fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the fraternity and community.
Since 1897, over 126,000 women have found fun and friendship in the sisterhood of AOII. Alpha Omicron Pi has chartered 178 collegiate chapters, and over 320 alumnae chapters located throughout the United States and Canada. Our members have a place to call home, a place to find a friend, and a place to be themselves. We also support our members through programming and leadership development. Our desire is to help our members become the best they can be - personally, professionally and philanthropically.
AOII encourages all members to excel academically and has many programs designed to assist women in achieving their academic goals. Expectations are high but the support provided by scholarship programs, academic development officer resources, and fellow members makes success attainable.
We encourage all members to maintain at least a 2.6 GPA on a 4.0 scale through study hours and help from sisters. We also pride ourselves in our “strive for pi.” As we “strive for pi,” the chapter, as well as individually, attempts to have a 3.14 (∏) cumulative every semester. We are very proud to say that as a chapter we have achieved “pi” and have currently the highest GPA of all Greek Organizations.
One of the founding principles of Alpha Omicron Pi is to be of service to others.
Alpha Omicron Pi is dedicated to Arthritis Research.
Since 1967, when we adopted the Arthritis Foundation, the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization, and Canadian Arthritis Society as our international philanthropy, over one million dollars has been raised by AOIIs to help researchers find a cure for this crippling disease that so often targets women as its victims.
As a chapter, we organize and sponsor three main fundraisers for Arthritis Research. We have an Annual Rock-A-Thon where we rock in rocking chairs for 24 hours to promote awareness of Arthritis and receive donations during this time. We also hold Strike-Out Arthritis, and annual bowling tournament held at a local bowling alley. Our biggest fundraiser of the year is our Mr. GQ Pageant, which is a contest for the men on campus to help raise money for a good cause, Arthritis. This year we were able to raise over $1,000 which went to the Arthritis Foundation.
The Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi also participates in the local arthritis fund-raisers, like the Arthritis Telethon, the Nora Baldner Golf Tournament, and the Jingle Bell Run. As a sorority, we also donate time to countless local community projects to benefit children, the elderly, the less fortunate, and others.
For more information on Arthritis you can go to:
AOII Foundation: www.aoiifoundation.org
Arthritis Foundation: www.arthritis.org
Canadian Arthritis Society: www.arthritis.ca
For more information about AOII you can visit us at:
Our national AOII website: www.alphaomicronpi.org
AOII - Epsilon Sigma Chapter website: www.geocities.com/quaoii99/AOII.html
AOII empowers every member to contribute her unique talents, to develop leadership skill, to achieve academic excellence and to enjoy friendships for a lifetime.
Meeting Times & Location: Sun. 7:15pm; Francis Hall
-First Semester as an AOII: $450-$300
-Additional Semesters: $150-$250