We are the Alpha Beta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega.
We are real strong women.
Our Chapter Story
The Alpha Beta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded on April 26th, 1918. Our centennial is coming up in 2018, and we couldn’t be happier to be celebrating one hundred years of sisterhood at Purdue University. Follow this link to learn more about our Centennial! We were founded as a musical fraternity, and celebrate those roots through the month of February by participating in various activities appreciating the arts. On March 1st we celebrate Hera Day – a day where we recognize our commitment to helping others by giving back to our community. Our sisters strive every day to positively represent Alpha Chi Omega—earning us the National Council Trophy for being the best overall Alpha Chi Omega chapter in the nation.
We are all incredibly proud to be Alpha Chi Omegas.
Our National Symbols and Traditions
Real. Strong. Women.
“Together let us seek the heights”
Domestic violence awareness, prevention, and education
Scarlet and Olive Green
Badge: The Lyre
The lyre represents our background in musical interest, and according to Greek mythology, it was the first musical instrument to be played on Mt. Olympus by the gods.
Founder's Day: October 15th
Founder's Day celebrates the birth of Alpha Chi Omega.
Hera Day: March 1st
In honor of our patron goddess Hera, members of Alpha Chi Omega spend this day dedicated to helping others through service.
MacDowell Month: February
During this month, all members are encouraged to find time to appreciate art in order to honor our founder's musical heritage.
To see beauty even in the common things of life,
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.
This is to be my symphony.
By Celia McClure
Angela Costley Harris, National Alpha Chi Omega President
Beginning in 2016, Alpha Beta's very own alumni, Angela Costley Harris, will serve as the national president of Alpha Chi Omega.
Angela reminds chapter members and alumni how Alpha Chi Omega leads and inspires real strong women to do great things.