Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. At a time when women were just beginning to occupy seats in college classrooms, seven female students were encouraged to form a women’s society within the school. 

Dedicated to advancing “the intellectual, social, and moral culture,” of its members, our founders’ vision has grown to include our women’s Fraternity, the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation, and the National Housing Corporation. Together, they serve more than 200,000 members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide.



The Delta Rho Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Arkansas was reestablished on November 10, 2012. Since then, we have expanded and grown our chapter to have nearly 400 current members. It has been so exciting to see how much our chapter and our members have become an integral component on campus! We aim to better ourselves and to become the women we wish to be, and that is real, strong women of Alpha Chi Omega.

Membership in Alpha Chi Omega at The University of Arkansas combines the best of all worlds, the privilege, leadership opportunities, and the fun of a fully-developed calendar that includes philanthropy and social events planned with fraternities, sororities, and other campus organizations.  For Alpha Chi Omega, sisterhood and friendship are one in the same.  We recruit real, genuine women that are interested in gaining a lasting friendship!



At the beginning of 2020, Alpha Chi Omega headquarters refreshed our vision, mission, and brand! While we have this exciting new update, our roots stay true in being real, strong women.

Alpha Chi Omega Vision: Alpha Chi Omega shapes the future through the powerful, transformative and everlasting connections of real, strong women.

Fraternity Mission Statement: Through the Real. Strong. Women. experience, Alpha Chi Omega cultivates impactful communities where women are inspired to connect, lead,  grow, and serve.

Foundation Mission Statement: The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation strives to realize and sustain the educational and philanthropic values of Alpha Chi Omega through successful fundraising and stewardship. Generous gifts from our members and friends enhance the Real. Strong. Women. Experience and empower our members to impact their communities and world positively. 

NHC Mission Statement: The National Corporation enhances the Real. Strong. Women. Experience by providing safe and competitive facilities where members connect, lead, grow, and serve.


Colors: scarlet red and olive green

Motto: 'Together let us seek the heights!'

Tagline: Real. Strong. Women. 

Flower: red carnation

Philanthropy: domestic violence awareness

Badge: a lyre which represents our musical heritage