Alpha Chi Omega is a national women’s fraternity that enriches the lives of our members through lifetime opportunities for friendship, leadership, learning, and service. Since our founding on October 15, 1885, at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, our sisterhood strives for our members to “Seek the Heights,” and aids them in becoming “Real. Strong. Women.” Our symbol and badge – the golden lyre – illustrates our search of finding the joy in the small things and harmony in life. The Beta Chapter of Albion College was the second chapter in Alpha Chi Omega history and was founded on May 27, 1887. Currently, there are 135 chapters nation wide with over 200,000 initiated members.
To shed the light of love and friendship round me,
To keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life,
To strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace,
To appreciate every little service rendered;
To see and appreciate all that is noble in another,
Be her badge what it may,
And to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity.