Alpha Omicron Pi
Kappa Rho at Western Michigan University
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FUN FACTS ABOUT ALPHA OMICRON PI:
Nickname: Alpha O/AOII
Colors: Cardinal Red
Flower: Jacqueminot Rose
Founding year: 1897
Values: "Friendship, Leadership, Service, Character, Dignity, Scholarship and College Loyalty."
The Arthritis Foundation
AOII's national philanthropy is the Arthritis Foundation. The word arthritis is an informal way of referring to 100 different types of joint diseases. In the U.S., this is the #1 cause of disability. Many people believe it is an "old persons" disease. However, over 50 million Americans have arthritis. This includes over 300,000 children and babies. That is 1 in 5 adults over the age of 18, and 1 in 250 children.
Many of our very own sisters and their family members battle with arthritis. So, we keep this very close to our hearts and are very passionate about raising awareness and educating others. Our Chapter has sent stuffed Panda Bear toys to the Juvenile Arthritis Conference to be given to children who battle with what can be a debilitating disease and we hold annual Strike Out Arthritis events such as kickball or volleyball tournament every fall. We encourage every student organization, their families, and the community to join us in STRIKING OUT ARTHRITIS!
ABOUT ALPHA OMICRON PI:
At AOII we inspire ambition. Our mission is to promote lifelong friendship, inspire academic excellence, to lead by example, and to serve our campus and surrounding communities. The values on which AOII was founded to help lead us in the decisions we make and the behaviors we exhibit in our daily lives. The object of our Fraternity, written by our Founders in 1897, inspires us to stand at all times for character, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty. These values enable us to go with character and confidence into the world around us, assured in knowing that AOII is ours, offering friendships and opportunities throughout our lifetime.
"Sisterhood in Alpha Omicron Pi means much more than attending meetings, going to social events and wearing Greek letters. It is a feeling of belonging to a group of women who accept you for who you are and encourage you to develop into whom you want to become. In AOII, you can find a place where you feel at home. You can count on your sisters in good times and in bad, strive for your goals as a chapter, and draw sisters together in one strong bond. Through it all, you will make friendships that will last a lifetime."