Patron Goddess: Hera, guardian of women
Philanthropy: Domestic violence awareness
Badge: Grecian lyre, reflecting our musical heritage
Colors: Scarlet and Olive Green
Flower: Red Carnation
HolidaysFebruary is MacDowell Month: Named for the MacDowell artists’ colony in New Hampshire (Alpha Chi Omega’s first philanthropic project), this month also honors our founders’ heritage as musicians. During MacDowell Month, our members are encouraged to attend exhibitions, see plays, take in concerts, and otherwise celebrate the arts.
March 1st is Hera Day: In honor of our patron goddess Hera, Alpha Chi Omegas give personal service for the happiness and well-being of others. Our remembrances include volunteering and fundraising for womens shelters in local communities, our chosen philanthropy.
October 15th is Founders Day: Through acts of friendship, leadership, learning and service, we celebrate the birth of our fraternity. Traditionally, collegians and alumnae honor our founders on this day by serving their local communities, and by celebrating the heritage and history of our organization.
National Convention: Members from across the country join together every two years to conduct Fraternity business, reunite with fellow Alpha Chis, and celebrate Alpha Chi Omega. The next convention will be held July 13-16, 2012 at Hyatt Regency St. Louis at the Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Iota Nu sent three members to convention this past summer in Washington, D.C.