Alpha Chi Omega
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 by Professor James Hamilton Howe, dean of DePauw’s School of Music, to form a women’s society within the school.
Inspired, our Founders formed the sixth women’s fraternity in the country—the first to be in a music 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 Kappa Sigma Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was chartered at the University of Southern Mississippi, November 15, 2014. Over 120 women chartered our chapter, making it the first Alpha Chi chapter in the state of Mississippi! Our founders laid a strong foundation that we strive to build upon as we seek new heights. Today, we seek out women who aspire to make that same commitment and add their strength to our sisterhood.
"Together let us seek the heights"
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