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  • Virtual Walk a Mile 2020!

    April 9, 2020

    Alpha Chi Omega Iota Phi hosted our annual spring philanthropy event, Walk A Mile in Her Shoes on Sunday, April 5th at 12:00 pm virtually on Zoom due to the COVID-19 crisis. We heard from a representative at our philanthropic partner, BHCare and then individually took our own symbolic walk in heels. We also had a social media challenge to keep everyone engaged. The challenge was to send in photos and those who were most creative, best pet inclusion, best representation of Walk A Mile in her shoes (male walking in heels), and most family members included (only those who you are quarantined with), were awarded. In such difficult times we managed to transition the event to online because the fight of domestic violence deserves our support every day!

  • FRISBEE FEST 2019!

    October 8, 2019

    Alpha Chi Omega Iota Phi had another successful Frisbee Fest on Saturday, September 28th. It was a day full of different frisbee competitions, amazing raffles and, of course, getting pied in the face! 

  • Greek Carnival, Recruitment, and Bid Day 2019!

    September 5, 2019

    We have had a crazy past couple of weeks in the Iota Phi chapter here at Quinnipiac University. We had Greek Carnival on August 25. The whole week after was spent preparing for recruitment. On August 31 we started the three day process of recruitment. The sisters of Alpha Chi Omega had so much fun meeting all of the girls who went out for recruitment. After three days we finally get to welcome our new sisters home! Bid day was a blast! We are so excited about the amazing girls in the New Member class of 2019!!!

  • EBOARD 2019!!!

    January 29, 2019

    On December 2nd, 2018 a new chapter president and Eboard were elected for 2019! Melissa Riccobono is the new chapter president and is looking forward to a great year for Alpha Chi Omega!  

  • BID DAY 2018!!!!!

    September 3, 2018

    Alpha Chi Omega couldn't be any more excited to welcome our new members of the fall 2018 pledge class!!! We worked so so hard this weekend to find the girls that would fit perfectly within our chapter! Special thanks to our VP of Recruitment, Emily, and our Chapter President, Haley! We can't wait for what the future holds with these AMAZING new sisters!!!!

  • Greek Carnival 2018!

    August 28, 2018

    Alpha Chi Omega encourages everybody to #gogreek!!! We were able to meet and talk to girls at the 2018 Greek Carnival on the Quad, discussing our values, our philanthropy, and so much more! 

  • Walk a Mile 2018!

    April 24, 2018

    On April 8th we had our annual Walk a Mile fundraiser! To show what it's like to "walk a mile in her shoes", our sisters wore red heels in honor of continuing the fight against domestic violence. This year, we changed the event so rather team relay races in heels, we had one large group walk around campus. We had tremendous success and had such a great turn out, thank you to all that came to support our amazing philanthropy!

  • Formal 2018!

    April 24, 2018

    Thank you to Mel and the rest of the Risk Management committee for putting on such an amazing and fun formal at Amarante's Sea Cliff on April 6th! All of our sisters looked beautiful!!! 

  • Awarded Official Citation from the State of Connecticut

    November 8, 2017

    This morning we had the honor of being awarded an Official Citation from the State of Connecticut on our leadership and commitment to advocacy and philanthropy on behalf of the victims and survivors of domestic violence. Today and everyday we are so proud to be real strong women!

  • Semi 2017!

    November 6, 2017

    Thank you the VP of Risk Management & the committee for throwing an amazing semi! We had a magical night with all our sisters ❤️💚

  • Welcome New Sisters!

    November 6, 2017

    Congratulations to our new members who were initiated this week and shout out to our amazing VP of New Member Education!! LITB💕

  • Big Little Season

    October 15, 2017

    Congrats to all the new LITTLE editions to our families! 

  • Frisbee Fest 2017

    October 15, 2017

    On October 1st we held out annual Frisbee Fest event. Thank you to everyone who helped made this possible! And thank you to everyone who attended! 

  • Welcome New Members!

    October 15, 2017

    Welcome to all the new members of Fall 2018!
    Alpha Chi Omega welcomes over 40 girls as our new sisters.

  • 20 years of Alpha Chi Omega - Iota Phi

    October 15, 2017

    Iota Phi chapter celebrated 20 years of Alpha Chi Omega on Quinnipiac University. Alumni from the past 20 years were invited to celebrate the anniversary at the Trumbull Marriott. 

  • Bid Day, spring 2017

    February 12, 2017

    We are so happy to welcome 6 new members to our beloved chapter! 
    Beyond excited to see what this semester has for us! 

  • Semi 2016

    November 28, 2016

    Our sisters looked beautiful at this year's semi formal! We had so much fun. Check out some of our pictures and keep updated on all of our events here

  • Initiation!

    November 4, 2016

    We're so happy to have initiated our newest lifetimes from the Fall 2016 class! We were able to celebrate with our sisters and their families at Initiation Brunch this past weekend at Cascade! 

  • Frisbee Fest 2016!

    October 3, 2016

    As a kick off to October and Domestic Violence Awareness month, our chapter hosted it's annual Frisbee Fest this weekned! In loving memory of our sister Liz Pernel, our sisters raised money to help support the fight against domestic violence. We hosted a frisbee tournament, painted frisbees and of course got pied in the face! Check out some of the action on our Intstagram

  • Bid Day Fall 2016!!

    September 7, 2016

    With grace in our hearts and flowers in our hair we happily welcomed 38 new members to our chapter this weekend! We are so excited to welcome them home and for them to start their journey as sisters of Alpha Chi Omega! Click here to see the fun! 

  • Welcome Back!!

    August 31, 2016

    Our sisters have been so excited to get back onto campus again! Over the past week we have participated in move in crew, the Greek Carnival, and lots of sisterhood bonding. Check out our latest pictures and throw us a follow at !!

  • Fall 2016 Recruitment!!

    August 2, 2016

    WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR FALL FORMAL RECRUITMENT! Alpha Chi Omega encourages you to GO GREEK this upcoming semester and join an organization that allows you to be a part of something bigger than yourself. Please see Fall 2016 Recruitment details below: 

    August 30th: 
    What? Greek Carnival
    Where? Bobcat Way

    September 1st: 
    The LAST DAY you can sign up for recruitment!

    September 3rd- 5th: 
    Formal Recruitment! 


  • Walk A Mile 2016

    April 12, 2016

    Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event! We had a great time raising money and awareness for our philanthropy and stomping out domestic violence!! Check out some pictures here!

  • Formal 2016

    April 11, 2016

    Click here to check out our beautiful sisters having fun at formal!!

  • Big Little 2016

    April 1, 2016

    Congratulations to all our new bigs and littles! We had a great time at reveal last week! Check out some the newest additions to our families here

  • Bid Day Spring 2016

    February 18, 2016

    We are so happy to have welcomed our newest members into our chapter at bid day this past weekend! Everyone was so excited to have 12 new sisters, valentines, and FRIENDS to have fun with. To see more of our sisterhood bid day love check out our blog!!

  • Spring Recruitment!!

    February 4, 2016

    We have been so happy to take some time and get to know the potential new members! While bonding over pizza & puzzles and going on endless dates, we can’t wait to welcome them into our chapter at the end of next week! 

  • Winter Break

    January 8, 2016

    Starting the New Year off right, many of our sisters are using winter break to do some traveling. Through QU sponsored trips, vacations, and study abroad we have seen our sisters visiting places all around the world including Italy, London, Costa Rica, and South Africa! While we can’t wait for them to come home we wish them the best in their travels and new experiences!!

  • Big/Little Reveal Fall '15

    November 10, 2015

    Congratulations to our Fall '15 class for receiving their big sisters last week! We are so happy for all of you! Check out our recent blog post to see pictures and learn more.

  • "I'll Be There For You" Bid Day 2015!

    September 15, 2015

    Check out our latest blog post here about bid day last Monday! We are SO excited about our new members, and cannot wait to see all the incredible things they do for our chapter!

  • Summer Spotlight: Lily Keegan

    July 13, 2015

    Check out our summer spotlight on sister Lily Keegan, who traveled to Disney World with the Connecticut Education Association. Click here to read her spotlight! 

  • Abroad With Alpha Chi: Dominique Cazzola

    July 13, 2015

    Check out this Abroad With Alpha Chi spotlight on our sister Dominique Cazzola, who traveled to Florence this past semester. Click here to check out Dominique's experience! 

  • Summer Spotlight:Kristina Gustafson

    July 13, 2015

    Check out this summer spotlight on our sister Kristina Gustafson, who is volunteering at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute this summer! Click here to read the whole spotlight! 

  • Walk A Mile 2015

    April 23, 2015

    All of our sisters had an amazing time at Walk A Mile 2015! Check out our latest blog post about the day, and thank you to everyone who came out to support our awareness event for domestic violence!

  • The Golden Lyre Gala 2015

    April 13, 2015

    On Friday March 27th our sisters danced the night away at Anthony's Ocean View in New Haven for our Spring formal. Learn more about the night and see some pictures of our lovely sisters!

  • Big/Little Reveal Spring 2015!

    March 25, 2015

    Check out this weeks blog post for all about Big/ Little Reveal last week. Congratulations to our amazing new members and their Bigs!


  • Meet our next new member #MemberCrushMonday!

    March 3, 2015

    Get to know our amazing new member Alyssa Michel, another #MemberCrushMonday!! Click here to learn more about her!


  • How will you celebrate?

    March 3, 2015

    This week March 2nd- 6th is National Ritual Celebration Week! With ritual and our sisterhood in mind, lets celebrate!

  • Here's our next #MemberCrushMonday!

    March 3, 2015

    Meet our new member Karen Burke, one of this weeks #MemberCrushMonday! Click here to find out more about her! 


  • Here is this weeks new member #MemberCrushMonday!!

    March 3, 2015

    Click here to meet one of our newest sisters Sarah Kennedy. She is this weeks #MemberCrushMonday!


  • Here's this weeks #MemberCrushMonday!

    March 3, 2015

    How awesome are our new members? Click here to meet Brianna Amendola, this weeks #MemberCrushMonday!

  • Get to know this weeks #MemberCrushMonday!

    March 3, 2015

    This weeks #MemberCrushMonday is another one of our awesome new members, Erin O'Neil! Click here to learn more about her!


  • Meet our first new member #MemberCrushMonday!

    March 3, 2015

    We are so excited about all our new members! Click here to meet our first new #MemberCrushMonday Jamie Madden!! 

  • We Are WILD about Spring '15!

    February 13, 2015

    We were so lucky to welcome 12 amazing new members into our family! Click here to see what fun we had on Bid Day!

  • Executive Board Spotlight

    February 5, 2015

    Get to know our Vice President of Chapter Relations and Standards, Alexa Cucciarre! Click here to find out more about her!

  • Executive Board Spotlight

    February 4, 2015

    Get to know our Vice President of New Member Education, Lizzy Donovan! Click here to find out more about her! 

  • Executive Board Spotlight: Chapter President Casey Bayne

    February 4, 2015

    Meet our amazing Chapter President, Casey Bayne! Click here to learn more about her! 


  • Member Crush: Alicia Bilsky!

    October 30, 2014

    Our lovely sister Alicia tells us why she went Alpha Chi and more about herself and her major. To find out more, click here!

  • Frisbee Fest takes the Chronicle!

    October 30, 2014

    Our annual Frisbee Fest made the front page of the chronicle! To view it, click here!

  • Big Little Reveal!

    October 30, 2014

    "It's the little things that make life big" find out more about our fabulous reveal night here! 

  • Member Crush: Gianna Corso

    October 30, 2014

    Don't know Gianna yet? Find out more about our beauty of a sister here! 

  • Member rush: Simona Strukova!

    October 30, 2014

    Our lovely new member has alot to say about AXO and the girls she met through recruitment, found out more about her and her experience here!

  • Member Crush: Ariana Guido!

    October 30, 2014

    Haven't met our BEAUTIFUL sister Ariana yet? Find out more about her, her major, and what she likes about AXO here!

  • Frisbee Fest '14

    October 30, 2014

    This weekend, Alpha Chi Omega held their annual Frisbee Fest ! To find out more about what the sisters of AXO do to take part in this event, read here! 

  • National Hazing Prevention Week

    October 30, 2014

    The sisters of alpha chi omega signed a pact for #NHPW. Check it out here!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: Panhellenic-Delagate Jennifer Latteri

    September 17, 2014

    Introducing our fab sister Jennifer Latteri! Find out more about her here!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: Chapter President Tori Kryla

    September 17, 2014

    Meet our very own president Tori Kryla! Find out more by clicking the link below!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of Chapter Relations and Standards Rachel Goulart

    September 17, 2014

    Check out the next Executive Board Spotlight all about our sister Rachel Goulart!

  • Executive Spotlight: VP of Risk Management Nikki Barrett

    September 17, 2014

    Another spotlight of one of our Executive Board sisters! Find out more about Nikki here!


  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of Ritual and Fraternal Appreciation Casey Bayne

    September 17, 2014

    Haven't met our sister Casey yet? Find out more about her here!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of PR and Marketing Gabriella D'Agostino

    September 17, 2014

    Having met our amazing sister Gab yet? Check out her Executive Board Spotlight below!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of Intellectual Development Jill Beucler

    September 17, 2014

    Click the link below to learn more about our VP of Intellectual Development Jill!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of New Member Education Madison Elliott

    September 17, 2014

    Meet our VP of New Member Education Maddie! Click below to find out more about our lovely sister!

  • Executive Board Spotlight: VP of Recruitment Nicolette Illiano

    September 17, 2014

    Click the link below to learn all about our Vice President of Recruitment, Nicolette!

  • Summer Spotlight: Jennie Hanlon

    September 1, 2014

    Check out all of the things that Jennie has been up to this summer in our summer spotlight!

  • Summer Spotlight: Alexa Cucciarre

    September 1, 2014

    Haven't met our sister Alexa yet? Find out more about her in our summer spotlight!

  • #FightDV Friday: Crazy Love

    September 1, 2014

    This summer, our Vice President of Philanthropy Breeana Flynn was given the opportunity to learn more about an issue that each and every Alpha Chi Omega feels strongly about: domestic violence. Read more about this opportunity here!

  • Summer Spotlight: Caroline Moses

    September 1, 2014

    Want to find out more about Caroline and where she's from? Check out our summer spotlight!

  • Summer Spotlight: Breeana Flynn

    September 1, 2014

    Want to know more about Breeana Flynn? Check it out here!

  • #WhyAlphaChi Wednesday: UIFI

    September 1, 2014

    This past weekend, our sister and Vice President of Intellectual Development Jill Beucler attended UIFI, a five day program that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across the country. Find out more here!
    This past weekend, our sister and Vice President of Intellectual Development Jill Beucler attended UIFI, a five day program that brings together fraternity men and sorority women from across the country

  • Summer Spotlight: Nicolette Drakos

    September 1, 2014

    Want to check out Nicolette's summer spotlight? Click here and find more!

  • Summer Spotlight: Dana Annattone

    September 1, 2014

    Check out our fab sister Dana Annattone and see what she's been up to this summer!

  • #WhyAlphaChi Wednesday: Sisters in Dominican Republic

    September 1, 2014

    Three of our fabulous sisters, Gabby Yosuico, Helen Henglein, and Alexa Cucciarre, decided to dedicate their time this summer and volunteer together in the Dominican Republic! Read more about it here!

  • Summer Spotlight: Jessica Caixeiro

    September 1, 2014

    Haven't met our lovely sister Jessica yet? Find out more about her here!

  • Summer Spotlight: Meg Wilson

    September 1, 2014

    Find out all about Meg Wilson and more about her major and her favorite place to travel!

  • Summer Spotlight: Cassie Tiberio

    September 1, 2014

    Find out more about our lovely sister Cassie here!

  • April/May News Letter

    September 1, 2014

    Want to know what our fab sisters having been up to? Check out our april/may news letter here!

  • Summer Spotlight: Gia Gagliardi

    September 1, 2014

    Haven't met Gia yet? Click here to find out more about our fabulous sister!

  • Chipotle and Chi Omega

    April 29, 2014

    Last Wednesday, our chapter joined together with Chi Omega for a culture dinner featuring Chipotle Mexican Grill. Found out more about the combined sorotity event here!

  • A Week Full of Sisterhood Events!

    April 29, 2014

    This past week, the Iota Phi chapter had a busy week filled with sisterhood events. On Monday, we hosted “Get the Scoop on Alpha Chi Omega,” an event in which women at Quinnipiac could come enjoy free ice cream while getting to know the wonderful sisters of Alpha Chi Omega. Read more here!

  • Alpha Chi Does Big Things at the Big Event

    April 29, 2014

    Quinnipiac University held their annual Big Event on April 5th. The Big Event is full day of community service dedicating to bettering the community in the New Haven area of Connecticut. Find out more about how Iota Phi got involved here!


  • Greek Week 2014!

    April 29, 2014

    Last week from April 2nd to April 5th, Quinnipiac University Fraternity and Sorority Life hosted Greek Week 2014. This year was a Disney theme! Find out more about the amazing week we had with our fellow fraternities and sororities!

  • Alpha Chi Omega and Pi Kappa Phi Win Greek Week's Lip Sync

    April 8, 2014

    Our sorority, and the fraternity Pi Kappa Phi, competed together against other greek organizations at Quinnipiac’s annual greek week and came in first place at the lip-sync competition. Click the link to watch!

  • Initiation Brunch

    April 8, 2014

    This past Sunday, our sisters celebrated the recent initiation of the Fall ‘13 class. FInd out more about the fun and exciting day the sisters of alpha chi had with the new class!

  • Pumped Up About Walk a Mile!

    April 8, 2014

    On Saturday, March 22, the Iota Phi chapter hosted their 2nd annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event. The event is a men’s march to stop, sexual assault, and gender violence. Find out more about the annual event here!


  • Spring Break!

    April 8, 2014

    Last week, the sisters of Iota Phi enjoyed a week off from studies on their spring break. Sisters traveled all over the world! Find out more here!

  • Abroad & Back

    April 8, 2014

    On Wednesday night, the Iota Phi chapter came together to learn about our sisters abroad experiences last fall. The night was full of food, laughter, and stories. See where their adventures took them here!

  • Welcome Newest Lifetimes!

    April 8, 2014

    Our newest members were finally initiated on Friday. We are so happy to welcome 37 new lifetimes into the Iota Phi chapter. Find out more about the newly initiated class!

  • Looking Good Iota Phi!

    April 7, 2014

    This week the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega participated in sisterhood events geared towards having fun, and looking even better! Read more here!

  • Celebrating 128 Years

    October 18, 2013


    Today, October 15th, we celebrate the 128th anniversary of Alpha Chi Omega. The photo above shows our founders: Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy Dubois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms, and Estelle Leonard. These real, strong women were music students at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. As a group, they sought “friendship, artistic society and advancement of the ‘principles of true womanhood’”. Currently, chapters all over the country are still seeking to keep that same friendship and true sense of womanhood alive! 


    The sisters of Iota Phi xoxo

  • Welcome Back Alpha Chi Omega Alumnae

    October 18, 2013

    This past Sunday morning, the women of Alpha Chi came together to meet up with some of our amazing alumnae for some coffee and treats at our Annual Alumnae Brunch. Below are a few pictures of some of the families in our fantastic Iota Phi Chapter!

    The TBA Family

    The Flamingo Family

    The Bombshell Family

  • All Things Pie and Alpha Chi

    October 18, 2013

    With the help of friends, family and the amazing Greek life at Quinnipiac, our 16th Annual Frisbee Fest was a complete success! The ladies of Alpha Chi want to thank everyone who came out and helped support our efforts in the fight against domestic violence. Also, congratulations to the men of Sigma Phi Epsilon who won the overall Frisbee Tournament! 

    "It was the first time on this campus that I have felt like I am making a difference and being able to do it with all these incredible girls was great!" Morgan Bakstran (Fall ‘13) 

    "My first Frisbee Fest was amazing! Even through the whipped cream pies, it was awesome to see how many people came out to support us in the fight against domestic violence. It honestly confirmed that Alpha Chi Omega is my home." Catherine Wehrle (Pristine ‘13) 

    "Frisbee Fest was a great time with my sisters. It was absolutely worth getting pied in the face 14 times if it meant helping our amazing philanthropy." Stephanie Simone (Pristine ‘13)

  • 4 Sisters, 50 New Members

    October 18, 2013

    This semester the women pictured above have been working incredibly hard to put together an amazing curriculum for our Fall ‘13 New Member class. From left to right we have Marina Bello (Assistant VP of New Member Education), Shelby Weston (Orientation Chair), Nicole Sparapani (Mystagogue), and Melissa Chighisola (VP of New Member Education). 

    I’ve already had such an amazing experience getting to know the new members and helping them get acclimated to the chapter. I can already tell by how motivated and excited they are that they are going to do amazing things for the future of the chapter, and I am so happy to have had a chance to be a part of their experience.” (Melissa Chighisola ‘12)


  • Embracing the Fall Season with Sisterhood Bonding and Apple Picking

    October 18, 2013

    This past Saturday, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega took a trip to Hickory Hill Orchards in Chesire! This trip was planned as a sisterhood bonding activity by our VP of Membership Programming Suzanne Falconer. Between the amazing weather, our fantastic sisters and the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, the Iota Phi chapter is embracing the Fall season with open arms! 

  • Alpha Chi at Quinnipiac's Fall Fest

    October 18, 2013

    This past Saturday the sisters of Alpha Chi attended Quinnipiac’s first ever “Fall Fest”! This concert was hosted by QU’s Student Programming Board where country artists Love & TheftSara Haze,Eric Paslay, and Canaan Smith performed! Below are some pictures of our sisters having an amazing time at the event. 

  • September Alpha Chi Sisters of the Month!

    October 18, 2013

    Congratulations to Alpha Chi Omega’s three sisters of the month for September- Nathalie Donaldson, Tori Kryla, and Casey Bayne! Thank you three for continuing to seek the heights every day and going above and beyond for our chapter!


  • Fall Recruitment Wrap Up!

    October 18, 2013

    Alpha Chi Omega once again had another successful recruitment season this fall semester! It has officially been one week since Alpha Chi welcomed home 52 absolutely amazing new sisters. Recruitment was two weekends full of long nights, early mornings, countless conversations, new friendships, and of course lots of laughter and memories that our sisters will never forget. Our chapter couldn’t have been more proud to welcome home our newest members at bid night last week and we are looking forward to bonding with these fabulous women over the next semester. We know our fall ‘13 class is going to lead Alpha Chi Omega to amazing things in the future and we can’t wait to see what each these women bring to our chapter! Our chapter also owes a huge thank you to our Vice President of Recruitment, Nicolette Illiano, and the rest of the recruitment committee for all their hard work. You ladies did an amazing job. Once again congratulations to our new members and all the other sororities at Quinnipiac on another successful recruitment season! Check out some pictures from Alpha Chi’s two weekends of recruitment!

  • Alpha Chi Omega Takes on Zac Brown Band!

    September 8, 2013

    This past weekend the sisters of Alpha Chi met up with the gentlemen of Delta Tau Delta at the Zac Brown Band in Hartford, CT! Other members of the Greek community attended as well, such as the ladies Alpha Delta Pi, Kappa Delta, and Kappa Alpha Theta. Everyone had a great time bonding throughout the night! Check out some pictures from our night!

  • Who's Ready for Fall Recruitment 2013?!

    September 8, 2013

    Recruitment is offically a week away and the sisters Alpha Chi Omega cannot wait to meet all the potential new members who are signed up to come out this fall. As our chapter is very busy getting prepared for the upcoming weeks, we figured everyone could use a friendly update on recruitment!

    Fall 2013 Recruitment Dates:

     Orientation – Thursday 9/12

    Open House (Round 1) – Sunday 9/15

    Philanthropy  (Round 2) – Saturday 9/22

    Preference Night (Round 3) – Sunday 9/22

     Bid Night – Sunday 9/22

    If you are interested in joining Alpha Chi Omega and would like more information regarding recruitment or our chapter, please feel free to reach out to our Vice President of Recruitment Nicolette Illiano. 


    You can also learn more about Greek life at Quinnipiac and recruitment 

    Alpha Chi Omega looks forward to meeting all of you in a short few weeks. Sign up for recruitment today!

  • Goodbye! Arrivederci! Adieu! Hasta la Vista Abroad Sisters!

    August 31, 2013

    Alpha Chi Omega would like to say goodbye and good luck to our amazing sisters who are studying abroad this Fall semester! 

    Madison Elliott: London

    Gabriella D’Agostino: Italy

    Gia Gagliardi: Australia

    Cassie Tiberio: London

    Alyssa Stalzer: Italy

    Sara Friedman: Barcelona

    Molly Larson: Australia

    Nikki Barrett: London

    Maddy Holloway: Australia

    You all will be missed immensely by our chapter! Have an incredible time ladies, Iota Phi loves you! Check out our blog - - all semester for updates on our sister's travels!

  • Involvement Fair 2013

    August 31, 2013

    Alpha Chi Omega would like to thank everyone who came out to the Involvement Fair yesterday- sisters, potential new members and even a furry friend representing our letters! We had an amazing turnout and met some really amazing girls! Alpha Chi can't wait for recruitment 2013 in a few short weeks! Connect with us for more information @QUAlphaChiOmega.



  • Welcome Back!

    August 31, 2013

    First things first, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega would like to welcome everyone back to Quinnipiac for another great school year! The sisters of Iota Phi are beyond excited for the upcoming semester and everything we have planned for Recruitment 2013! We look forward to seeing all of your beautiful faces and we wish you the best of luck in the upcoming semester! 

  • Alpha Chi Heads back to UIFI

    July 30, 2013

    This summer two lucky Alpha Chi sisters were given the opportunity to attend the Undergraduate Interfraternity Institution in Indiana with many other Greeks from around the country. You all read about Christie’s amazing experience earlier this summer. Now it’s time to hear all about our VP of Membership Programming, Suzanne Falconer’s experience!

    "This summer I was given the opportunity to attend UIFI (Undergraduate Intefraternity Institute) by scholarship thanks to Quinnipiac Greek life! I had no clue what I was getting myself into or what I would be doing all the way out in Indiana but I trusted my sisters and Greek friends that already attended that claimed it was the best. I spent 4 days in a gorgeous Alpha Xi Delta sorority house at Indiana University with about 80 other Greeks from around the United States.
    UIFI is not your average leadership conference. It was very intimate, engaged and active. Rather than sitting in front of a speaker just listening, we had the opportunity to speak, ask questions and start discussions between our peers. We mainly discussed leadership and WHY we are leaders instead of HOW to be a leader. “Start With Why.” Is something I am bringing back to my chapter at Quinnipiac – rather than how to do a certain event or our ritual, we need to focus more on WHY we do it and what makes it important to us as a person and as a community.

    My favorite part of UIFI was meeting incredible, strong people that are so similar to myself. I may have been the only Alpha Chi at UIFI but I never felt “left out". We proudly wore our letters everyday but they didn’t matter, what mattered was how we represented our letters. We are all leaders but every single person helped each other in different ways. I know from this experience that I have support from friends and fellow Greeks all the way west in Seattle, down to Virginia and even close to school in New Jersey. We stay in touch and are readily available to help each other out as much as we can.

    After attending UIFI, I can certainly agree with my fellow sisters and Greek friends that it was definitely one of the best and worthwhile experiences in my life thus far. I urge any Greek member of Quinnipiac University to apply for this when you have the opportunity to do so. You will have the chance to learn valuable leadership skills and lessons to bring back to our Greek community at Q."

  • Alpha Chi Does Dinner in NYC

    July 30, 2013


    What’s a better ending to a long day in the office than meeting up with your sisters? This summer many of Alpha Chi sisters have been spending their weekdays interning and working in New York City. Some of our sisters were lucky enough to meet up a couple weeks ago to end their days with dinner and bonding at Midtown 1015. They were even joined by some of our fabulous alumn!

  • Alpha Chi Omega, Bali, and Yoga

    July 10, 2013

    Earlier this summer, two sisters of Alpha Chi traveled to Bali, Indonesia. Both Brittany Lerner and Teresa Santos joined their QU 301 class, ‘How Yoga Can Change the World’, for a 10-day yoga retreat. The main objective of the class trip was to experiment detoxing their bodies and testing if everyone ate healthier and practiced yoga would the world be a better place? Brittany shared with us that she first chose to enroll in this class because she had taken yoga in the past and felt a connection to the form of exercise, plus when would she get another chance to visit Bali! In addition to the class’s daily yoga practices, Brittany and Teresa participated in many different activities and adventures including community service at a local school, painting, shopping, visiting temples, and experiencing a water ceremony with a High Priestess. Brittany’s favorite part of the trip was hiking through the rainforest to a waterfall that is considered to be a temple. She shared with us that the hike was very challenging and required everyone to actually get into a river and hike upstream. She said the experience was an amazing bonding activity for her class because it forced everyone to work together in order for everyone to make it to the waterfall. Both Brittany and Teresa said that going to Bali was a trip of a lifetime and they feel so lucky that they were given the opportunity to experience a different culture so different from their own.

  • Alpha Chi in the Sunshine State

    July 10, 2013

    This summer one of our sisters, Suzanne, is lucky enough to be studying at the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL. Suzanne has shared her experience down in the sunshine state thus far with us!

    "This summer I am taking a lecture and lab at the University of Tampa. Even though I am so far away from my sisters at Quinnipiac, at UT I was able to feel right at home when I walked in the door of admissions. The first person I ran into was a sister that is in the Gamma Pi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at University of Tampa. Right away she gave me a huge smile! We started talking about Greek Life at our schools and it seems to be that Greek Life at Quinnipiac is very similar to Greek Life at University of Tampa. It is about 20% of the schools’ population with 7 fraternities and 6 sororities. They even have many familiar letters that we see at QU such as Kappa Alpha Theta, Pi Beta Phi, Delta Tau Delta, Pi Kappa Phi, Sigma Phi Epsilon, Tau Kappa Epsilon, and Zeta Beta Tau. I will be taking my classes for six weeks, July – August, and hopefully I will have some sisters in my class!"

    Good luck in your classes Suzanne and we can’t wait to for you to return to QU in the fall!

  • An Alpha Chi's Class Trip to Greece

    July 10, 2013


    This summer a sister of Iota Phi had an amazing opportunity to travel to Greece with QU 301. We asked Nicolette to share her experience with us below!

    This summer I  traveled to Greece with my QU301 class. We spent two weeks on the islands of Crete, Santorini and Athens and got to fully emerge ourselves in true Greek culture. This trip was my first time in Europe and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. Everything from the food, beaches, people and everything in between was perfect. We visited a lot of historical places including the Acropolis, Palace of Knossos and the island of Spinalonga, which used to be a leper colony. We got to experience traditional Greek meals and dancing and enjoyed a few days on the beautiful beaches with crystal clear water. We also hiked the Samaria Gorge, which was a difficult but rewarding experience to say the least! The lifestyle in Greece is so laid back and fun loving, unlike anything in fast-paced America. My favorite part of the trip by far was the time that we spent in Santorini. That island is without a doubt my new favorite place in the world. The view, especially at sunset, is so gorgeous it doesn’t seem real. Everything on the island looks like it would be something out of a postcard, that’s how perfect it is. I left Greece with some amazing new friends, a few Greek words, a better tan than I already had, a new outlook on life and the hope to be able to return sometime very soon.

  • Alpha Chi Enjoys DMB

    June 13, 2013

    This past weekend two of our sisters, Nikki Barrett and Melissa Chighisola met up at the Dave Matthews concert. We love seeing so many of our sisters getting together and bonding over the summer months! We hope you ladies had a great time!

  • Alpha Chi Omega's Future Teachers Take on Hartford

    June 13, 2013

    This past weekend two Iota Phi’s, Victoria Formica and Lily Keegan, traveled to Hartford for a conference with the Connecticut Education Association- Student program. The new executive boards for all local chapters including Quinnipiac, Eastern, Southern, Central, Western, and University of Connecticut were in attendance in addition to the CEA-SP executive board. Throughout the weekend attendees bonded, learned how to properly run their organizations, and brainstormed events for the upcoming school year. Victoria said “it was a unique experience because we were able to get to know and network with student leaders across the state”.  Victoria is the new Vice Chair for the CEA-SP and Lily is the new secretary for the Quinnipiac Future Teachers Club.

  • Nicole Del Mauro of Iota Phi Becomes an Alpha Chi Resident Consultant!

    June 13, 2013

    The Iota Phi chapter would love to take the time to congratulate Nicole Del Mauro who will be a Resident Consultant for Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Arizona for the next year!
    “I am so honored to have recently be chosen to serve Alpha Chi Omega as a 2013-2014 Resident Consultant. AXO has given me so many amazing opportunities, experiences and friendships and I am excited to be able to give back to an organization who has helped make me the person I am today. I cannot wait for the women who join Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Arizona to experience our ritual and understand our bond because for me that is what makes Alpha Chi so special. It will definitely be an exciting journey and one that I will always owe to my Iota Phi sisters who have absolutely helped me fall in love with this amazing organization!” 
    We all love you Nicole and wish you the best of luck as you continue to inspire those around you!

  • Alpha Chi Goes Country

    June 13, 2013

    This past weekend Alpha Chi Omega went country. Some of our sisters turned in their office attire for cowgirl boots and hats and got together to enjoy some fun and country music at the Florida Georgia Line and Luke Bryan concert in Mansfield, MA.

  • Welcome Home Abroad Sisters!

    May 14, 2013

    The ladies of Iota Phi are excited to welcome home our sisters who were abroad this past semester! Read more here:

  • Hall of Commitment

    May 14, 2013

    As our seniors prepare for graduation, they transitioned into alumnae at Hall of Commitment. Read more here:

  • Senior Send Off

    May 14, 2013

    With the semester coming to an end and graduation approaching, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega would like to take the time to congratulate our seniors. Read more here:

  • Study Break!

    May 14, 2013

    With finals coming up, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega took time out of their busy schedules to take a study break and bond with fun activities!

  • AXΩ Cleans the Sleeping Giant

    May 14, 2013

    Read all about how our sisters teamed up with the Panhellenic community to celebrate Earth Day by cleaning the Sleeping Giant!

  • Initiation Weekend

    April 24, 2013

    We had a fabulous time celebrating our Pristine '13 class during initiation weekend:

  • New Member Experience

    April 24, 2013

    As our Spring 2013 class finally goes through initiation, they reflect back on their new member period experience:

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    April 24, 2013

    Iota Phi hosted its 1st annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes even on April 14th! Read all about the success of our first event here:

  • Greek Week 2013

    April 24, 2013

    Our sisters had a great time engaging in some friendly competition with the Greek community during Greek Week 2013! Read more:

  • Are You Man Enough?

    April 24, 2013

    The ladies of Alpha Chi gear up for Walk a Mile! Follow the link:

  • Golden Lyre Gala 2013

    April 1, 2013

    Our annual Golden Lyre Gala was a fabulous time this year! Check out more here:

  • Katarina and Liz go to Nicaragua

    April 1, 2013

    Two of our lovely sisters, Katarina Lutz and Liz Vargas, traveled to Nicaragua for an alternative spring break trip. Read more here:

  • Big Little Reveal

    April 1, 2013

    Big little reveal is always an exciting and memorable night! Read all about the fun here:

  • How Iota Phi Spent Spring Break!

    April 1, 2013

  • Happy International Badge Day

    March 4, 2013

    Happy International Badge Day! Today, the women of Panhellenic begin National Ritual Celebration Week by proudly wearing their badges.

    To read more about International Badge Day, see

  • Hera Day

    March 4, 2013

    On March 1st, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega celebrate Hera Day in honor of our patron goddess. On Hera Day, Alpha Chi Omegas give personal service for the happiness and well-being of others.

    To see how Iota Phi celebrated Hera Day, check out

  • Welcome Spring '13!

    February 18, 2013

    After a successful recruitment weekend, Iota Phi is proud to present our fabulous new member class! We welcomed 46 amazing girls into the chapter last night at our bid day celebration. We cannot wait to see all the great things each and every one of these girls does for our chapter!

    To read more about recruitment and bid day, visit

  • Healthy Relationships Week

    February 12, 2013

    From February 11th through February 15th, Alpha Chi Omega will be recognizing Healthy Relationships Week. As Alpha Chi Omegas, we dedicate ourselves to raising awareness of domestic violence. The goal of this week is to foster the development of healthy relationships and by so doing, prevent domestic violence.

    To read more, visit!

  • Pinterest Potluck!

    February 12, 2013

    Last night, our sisters gathered to bond over delicious food and Pitch Perfect at our Pinterest Potluck. We has a great time enjoying all the treats our sisters made, while laughing hysterically at Fat Amy’s crazy antics. It was ACAMAZING! We love any chance to spend a night bonding with our sisters over food and laughter. Also, what better way to gear up for recruitment than with a full stomach?!

    To read more, visit!

  • Taylor and Victoria go to Leadership Academy

    February 3, 2013

    On January 4, 2013 our chapter President Taylor Buatti and our Vice President of Philanthropy Victoria Formica traveled to Indianapolis, Indiana for Alpha Chi Omega’s Leadership Academy. Leadership Academy is a chance for all chapter presidents across the nation, along with one other executive member, to come together and learn how to be effective leaders. The topic for this year’s Leadership Academy was ritual.
    Taylor could not have been more excited about the theme because she is a self-proclaimed “ritual FREAK.” Not only were there large, informational sessions with everyone about informative things, but there were also small breakout groups. Taylor said, “We learned useful tools for our E-board term…how to be a good leader, tools we needed to be a good leader, policies, rules, etc. My favorite part was meeting AXO's from all over the place and sharing ideas. It was crazy to find out how much I had in common with women who lead such a different lifestyle then my own, which made me really think about this phenomenon. In the end we are all Alpha Chi Omega's for a reason, so it makes so much sense that we are alike!”
    Victoria had a unique experience because she went in place of our Vice President of Ritual and Fraternity Appreciation, Marie Frey. Victoria said, “I learned a lot about our ritual! When we think about what sets us apart from any other sorority or fraternity it is our ritual and that is why Taylor and I could walk into a room of over 300 women and have an instant bond with everyone there.” Apart from the informational sessions presented, the girls were also able to partake in a lot of fun activities like a t-shirt swap, tour of headquarters, coffee and cupcakes for Scarlet Ribbon Club members, and a vendor midnight madness. Victoria loved meeting so many Alpha Chi’s from all around the country, but her favorite part was “finding out that we have an alumna that works for headquarters, because it really made me proud to be a member of the Iota Phi.”
    We are so proud to have women like Taylor and Victoria who can represent the real, strong, women of Iota Phi all over the nation.

    To read more about Iota Phi, check out our blog at!

  • Abroad & Back: Welcome Back Alexi, Chelsea, and Paige!

    February 3, 2013

    The ladies of Iota Phi would like to welcome back three of our sisters who were abroad last semester: Alexi, Chelsea, and Paige! Alexi traveled to London, England for a semester. She was also fortunate enough to travel around Europe to other cities like Paris, France. Chelsea boarded a ship and traveled throughout the Atlantic Ocean for Semester at Sea! She was able to go everywhere from Ireland, to Greece, to South Africa, and even to the Amazon! Paige studied in Barcelona, Spain for the semester. She fell in love with Spain throughout her travels and also visited many other cities like Rome, Italy. We are so happy that our sisters were able to travel safely and make so many wonderful memories abroad.

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  • Why You Should Aspire to Wear the Golden Lyre

    December 4, 2012

    On November 28th at 9:15 PM the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega hosted a meet the sisters event in the upper café. Women interested in joining Greek life came to learn why they should “aspire to wear the golden lyre”. This event ran for about an hour and consisted of decorating holiday cookies, drinking hot chocolate, and meeting some fabulous women! Thank you to everyone who came to this event, we loved meeting you and are so excited to see you come out for Formal Recruitment! 

  • Kelly Obermeier Visits Our Chapter

    December 4, 2012

    Kelly Obermeier, one of our Alumni from Alpha Chi Omega at Syracuse, as well as a Law grad student at Quinnipiac, came to our formal chapter a few weeks ago to give a presentation on several topics on criminal laws that she deals with being a defense lawyer. She chose some topics that could really relate to girls our age in college. The topics included laws and consequences for the state of CT for DUI, possession of marijuana, reckless driving (texting and driving and falling asleep while driving), as well as underage drinking. The presentation was about 30 minutes long with 10 minutes of Q and A. This information is really important to know to keep everyone in check with the CT laws and consequences of certain situations. We were so thankful to have Kelly come and educate our sisters about these topics! 

  • Elections!

    November 13, 2012

    Last Sunday, Iota Phi held our annual Elections! This is always an exciting night at chapter where we have the honor of listening to our sisters give speeches about why they are passionate for running for a certain position on our Executive board. After listening to all of the speeches, members voted for incoming executive officers and non-executive officers of various positions. After the votes have been counted, we are pleased to announce the 2013 E-board!

    A sincere CONGRATULATONS to all of the amazing women who have received positions! We couldn’t be more proud of the dedication you have already demonstrated, and we cannot wait to see what you do for the future of our chapter!

    *To see our  2013 Slate of Officers, and to read this post and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Hurricane Sandy

    November 13, 2012

    Two weeks ago, the Northeast experienced a storm unlike any that we have experienced before. Hurricane Sandy left behind devastation that will take months, if not years to recover from. Many families, homes, towns, and businesses have been affected by this storm; and we especially can’t forget about our sisters living in areas in New York and New Jersey that will continue to suffer from its effects directly.

    In the next month, Iota Phi plans to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and with that money we plan to come together and make blankets that will keep those who may have lost their homes warm during the upcoming winter months. The “Hugs and Kisses for Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser” idea was created by one of our senior sisters, Traci Mann. This fundraiser is still a work in progress, however we are so grateful to have sisters who are constantly seeking the heights, and are willing to go out of their way to find out how our chapter can help.

    Stay posted as to how you can help us raise money for this cause!

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  • Halloween Hoot!

    November 12, 2012

    On October 27th, women from Iota Phi volunteered to help out with Beecher Road School’s Halloween party in Woodbridge, Connecticut. This was an excellent opportunity for members of our chapter to bond with community members, while playing games with the children, helping them do crafts, serve food, and more! What better way to spread the Halloween spirit than with the young children of a local community?
    We are so proud to have sisters that are so involved with the community outside of our own at Quinnipiac.
    Thank you to all of the women who helped to make this event a success!

    To read this post and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Founders Day and Province Day

    October 29, 2012

    This month Alpha Chi Omega celebrates two national holidays, Founders Day and Province Day. Both of these holidays are near and dear to our hearts, and when celebrated each year they remind us of how important these days are not only to our chapter, but to Alpha Chi Omega as a national organization. Founders Day is every October 15th, and celebrates the founding of Alpha Chi Omega as a sorority which was originally founded on October 15th, 1885 at DePauw University. Province Day is is a day each year where chapters from neighboring states can join together to celebrate the bond of our sisterhood, form new ones, meet alumnae, and learn about the direction that Alpha Chi Omega is headed with our philanthropy and as a whole. This year, the 6thAnnual Northeast Province Day is being celebrated. It is being hosted on Saturday, November 3rd at Holyoke Community College. We hope to see you there!

    To read this and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Meet the Sisters: “Take Back the Name ‘Wife Beater’”

    October 29, 2012

    This Monday night, October 22nd, Iota Phi hosted a “Meet the Sisters” event for women in the Quinnipiac community looking to learn more about Alpha Chi Omega and get involved within the larger Greek community. This event was themed “Take back the name ‘wife beater’” and was centered around decorating white tank tops in an effort to take back their common name, “wife beater”. This event supports our philanthropy; the fight against domestic violence, and allows us to meet some fabulous new women while continuing to support our cause in new ways! We met some amazing young ladies, and we are looking forward to seeing them at recruitment this spring. Thank you to everyone who came and made this event such a huge success! We loved meeting you :)

    To read this and more, visit Iota Phi's BLOG!

  • Intern Queen Ambassadors

    October 19, 2012

    Two sophomore members of Iota Phi, Madison Elliott and Gabriella D’Agostino are campus ambassadors for “The Intern Queen”. Lauren Berger, CEO of is the founder of The Intern Queen” which is an online website that helps college students search and apply for internships, while also helping to educate young people on how to make the most of their experiences before they enter the real world.  Maddie and Gabbi both are responsible for writing monthly blogs, promoting the Intern Queen brand among Quinnipiac’s campus, participating in monthly conference calls and more. Although these ladies became ambassadors in two different ways, they both shared a common interest in Lauren Berger’s presentation at Quinnipiac last February, and this is what inspired them to become a part of the team.

    To continue reading this post and more, visit Iota Phi's BLOG!

  • The Bond From Across The Pond

    October 19, 2012

    This fall, one of our sisters Alexi Prenetta is studying abroad in London for the semester. A few weeks ago one of our alumnae Lindsey Diana was going to London for a business trip to work the Markets Media first financial conference and reached out to the chapter to see if we had any sisters studying abroad that would be willing to help out at the event since they were short volunteers. When Lindsey found out that Alexi was studying in London, she contacted her to see if she would be interested in helping out a sister. Alexi was excited at the opportunity to help a fellow Alpha Chi, and assisted Lindsey directing clients on where to go and helping check them in. “I loved meeting Lindsey. We were able to discuss Alpha Chi and learn about each others experiences. She gave me pointers and was really fun to work with” said Alexi. She also said that “This experience never would have happened had I not joined Alpha Chi”. Alexi said that she had a great time at the event and was able to meet a lot of high profile financial speakers and learned a lot about the event planning business.This story shows that the bond of Alpha Chi goes above and beyond, and that is what makes our sisterhood so special. 

    To read this post and more, visit Iota Phi's BLOG


    October 13, 2012

    On Sunday, October 7th Iota Phi held their 15th annual Frisbee Fest on the Quad. Frisbee Fest is Alpha Chi Omega’s main philanthropy event that raises awareness to support the fight against domestic violence. This successful campus-wide event raises thousands of dollars each year and the money is donated locally, to the Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven. Frisbee Fest honors an Alpha Chi fallen sister, Elizabeth Pernel, who was killed in a domestic violence dispute. Students, Faculty, Family, Friends, and community members and even Pernel’s family were all in attendance on Sunday, where there were various activities. These activities ranged from raffles, a photo booth, dunk tank, BBQ, the infamous “pie an Alpha Chi” and the main event, the Frisbee Tournament. The members of Quinnipiac’s very own Sigma Phi Epsilon were this year’s winners of the tournament, and were proud to take home the golden frisbee.
    This year, Alpha Chi had the opportunity to dedicate a piece of the event to Lavern Brown, a Quinnipiac Chartwells worker who was killed by his girlfriend just last week. Attendees were invited to paint their pinky’s purple at a table honoring Brown, and were encouraged to sign a pledge against domestic violence.
    Thank you to everyone who helped to make this event such a success!

    To read this post and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Alumnae Brunch

    October 13, 2012

    Iota Phi’s annual Alumnae Brunch was hosted this Saturday, October 6th. Alpha Chi alumni were invited to spend the afternoon at Quinnipiac’s Rocky Top with the current lifetime members where they learned about what the chapter has been up to, and of course, brunch was served. Every year this event brings an exciting opportunity for the alumnae to meet the newest additions of the chapter, and for the newest members to meet alumnae that they have not yet had a chance to meet. Of course, it also is great to catch up with old friends and make new ones!
    Thank you to all of our alumnae that came to the brunch on Saturday, and we hope to see you again next year!

    Visit our BLOG to read this post and more! 

  • Arielle and Rosie’s Trip to the American Occupational Therapy Association Capitol Hill Day

    October 13, 2012

    This September, Arielle Ziering and Rosie Cerri, two Alpha Chi seniors had the chance to go to Washington DC with four other Occupational Therapy (OT) majors. From September 23rd to September 25th the girls got to participate in the American Occupational Therapy Association Capitol Hill Day. They went there to promote their profession and present changes to legislation for OT.
    When speaking about her decision to attend, Rosie said “I decided to go because I wanted to learn more about my future profession and get that out of classroom experience that I usually don’t have the chance to experience”. She met two women who have been practicing occupational therapy for 30 years who shared a lot of advice with the girls about life after graduation in the practicing field. Arielle said she was able to learn about members of the state representatives. She also was allowed the opportunity to speak directly to the representatives about occupational therapy, a topic which she says she feels “very passionate about”.
    One of the greatest lessons the girls said they learned was how hard it is for legislation to change. But being apart of Alpha Chi Omega, these women are used to making changes every day, because Arielle and Rosie are already real strong women.

    To read this and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Victoria Formica attends MSNBC Student Town Hall in NYC

    October 13, 2012

    On Sunday September 23rd Victoria Formica attended the MSNBC Student Town Hall in New York City. She attended as a student representative of the National Education Association and of the Connecticut Education Association. Victoria is the President of Quinnipiac’s Future Teachers Organization. Her organization has monthly state student meetings in Hartford and at their September meeting they were informed of the opportunity. At the September meeting, she wrote her name down because she was interested and was picked out of 25 people! She was selected as one of five local representatives for Connecticut. The event was two hours long, moderated by MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry and was based around a conversation with students about the issues which affect the classroom and other learning related topics and solutions for solving those issues. The program was a part of the education nation annual event on MSNBC, but this was the first student town hall that they have held. Victoria said “It was an amazing experience and I really learned a lot and it made me realize the strong influence on politics and the government have on teaching, my future career!”

    Congratulations to Victoria for being chosen for this great opportunity!

    To read this and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Muffin Mondays!

    September 27, 2012

    Muffin Mondays is a new Alpha Chi event that has been implemented this semester. We will be reaching out to the QU faculty to show our thanks and appreciation by delivering baskets of Muffins on Monday mornings to each of the academic schools of Quinnipiac. It is a nice way to say thank you to the faculty for all that they do for us. Many of these faculty members show support for Alpha Chi by attending AXO events, donating to our fundraisers and philanthropies, chaperoning formals or serving as faculty advisors. Without their time and support, our organization would not be what it is. Thank you to our faculty for everything you do for us!

    To read this post and more, check out our BLOG!

  • Meet the Sisters

    September 27, 2012

    On September 17th, we held our first Meet the Sisters event of the semester. We met some amazing girls and got to teach them about the fight against domestic violence and our upcoming fundraising event, Frisbee Fest while decorating frisbees that will be displayed at the event. If you are interested in joining Greek life come to our next event October 22 in the upper cafe!

    To read this post and more, check out our BLOG!

  • "100 Women, 100 Shoes"

    September 19, 2012

    This summer, our VP of Philanthropy Tayor Buatti applied to Oprah’s “100 women, 100 shoes” sweepstakes. We are proud to announce that she was selected as a winner! She won 100 pairs of Crocs that will be donated to our charity, the Domestic Violence Services of Greater New Haven. The e-mail from Oprah Magazine stated “We at O, The Oprah Magazine, together with Crocs, truly believe your charity is a worthy cause and are thrilled to help you kick-start your charitable project”. We are beyond honored that Taylor won this amazing contest, not only for our chapter but for the victims of domestic violence that we support in New Haven. Congratulations to Taylor for continuing to seek the heights!

    To read this post and more, check out our BLOG!

  • Iota Phi's Retreat Experience!

    September 13, 2012

    On Saturday, September 8th, Iota Phi left for a weekend retreat at Camp Jewell. Despite the tornado watch and rainy weather, all of the women made the best of the experience while restricted to indoor activities the day they arrived. Many of our sisters crafted, while others bonded amongst themselves in their cabins. Sunday’s weather made up for the lack of sun the day before, and outdoor activities commenced as the ladies were able to go boating, swing on the rope swing, do the high ropes course, learn archery, and much more. Although the first day’s weather was a letdown, there is no denying that this experience bonded our chapter as a whole and it is safe to say that everyone had a blast!

    To read this post and more, visit our BLOG!

  • Involvement Fair

    September 13, 2012

    On Wednesday, August 29th, the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega set up their table at the involvement fair with the rest of the Greek Life community. The involvement fair is intended for most incoming freshman and other students looking to get involved on campus. Every student organization that the school has to offer is allowed to set up a table to promote their organization. Alpha Chi had the chance to speak with some amazing incoming freshman and transfer students looking to get involved. We met girls from all over the campus that were really interested in Greek life, and others who had never really thought about it. We look forward to getting to know all these amazing women who signed up on our email list at our upcoming meet the sisters events! If you are interested, our first event is on September 17th from 9:15-11pm in the upper cafe!

    To read this and more, visit our BLOG!


    September 5, 2012

    This summer, twelve members of our chapter left for the experience of a lifetime. Our newly-annual philanthropy trip allows Iota Phi to travel to Barbados to visit a domestic violence shelter there. Our philanthropy, the fight against domestic violence, is near and dear to our hearts and this trip gives us the opportunity to further our connection and passion for such an amazing cause.

    While they were there, they were able to spend time with the women and children living at the shelter, help decorate children’s playrooms and even help to paint the shelter! They also met with The Business and Professional Women’s Club that established the shelter, and Chargé d’Affaires in order to discuss the role of women in Barbados. This trip is unique to our chapter, and gives our sisters an empowering feeling to be able to help victims of domestic violence internationally.

    To read this post and more, check out our BLOG!

  • Alpha Chi Omega National Convention!

    September 5, 2012

    This Summer Alpha Chi Omega held it’s 58th bi-annual convention in St. Louis, Missouri from July 13th to the 17th. Two fabulous women, Michelle Moratto and President Lauren Ottulich, from the Iota Phi chapter had the opportunity to attend this year. Hosted in the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Mayor Slay (whose daughter is an Alpha Chi Omega!) declared July 13th “Alpha Chi Omega Day” when welcoming the sisters on opening day. Over 130 collegiate chapters attended the convention along with over 200 alumnae chapters. Michelle and Lauren were privileged enough to meet Judy, Alpha Chi Omega’s eldest sister, who just attended her 25th convention!

    To read more of this post, visit our BLOG!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Sarah Ahmad

    May 2, 2012

    My name is Sarah Ahmad, I graduated in May of 2009 and I was part of Classy ’06.
    While a member of AXO, I served as VP of Risk Management and VP of CRSB.  As an alumni, I did participate as a member of the Lambda Nu Lambda alumni chapter in Connecticut.
     I am currently living in Charlotte, North Carolina and in my second year of law school as a full time student.  Most of my family lives in Connecticut, so I am up in the area a few times a year.
    My biggest take away from AXO is my sisters.  My best friends in the world are Alpha Chi’s and I am so lucky to have them a part of my current life, with most of us living in various parts of the country.
    College was the most precious time of my life, but AXO made it the best time of my life.  Take it from someone in their second year of law school, I have been out of  college for almost three years now, and still I would give anything to go back to that time.

    To read more of our blog, click here!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Jessica Franca

    May 2, 2012

    To those of you who I have not had the pleasure of meeting, my name is Jessica Franca, or Jessica Canhao, as I was better known to my pledge class, Classy ’06. I graduated in the Fall of 2008 with a Bachelor’s in Science and continued at Quinnipiac’s Physical Therapy program.

    I was the Vice President of Intellectual Development and then Historian throughout my time in Iota Phi. The Ladybug family can attest that I was one for the books throughout college and that is partially why I enjoyed my position so much. I loved being able to help fellow sisters having trouble with their classes, whether it involved sitting down with them to think of a study plan or planning out extra study hours so they could allot a certain time to schoolwork. Even though I was very driven, I still made time to participate (more so in the beginning I will admit) in bonding events like socials and fundraising events. I tried to make time for my little and grand little as much as I could before I left. However, I found out soon enough that the time was much too short.

    To read more about Jessica, visit our blog!

  • Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

    May 2, 2012

    On April 29th, about 50 of our sisters attended Milford’s annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes. Our team got second place in the fundraising category with over $1,000 raised! We were joined by hundreds of men wearing dresses, wigs, and 6-inch high heels. We had a great time promoting awareness for this wonderful cause that is near and dear to our hearts. We look forward to hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes here at QU next spring!

    To read this and more, visit our blog!

  • Initiation

    April 23, 2012

    This Friday, April 13, Alpha Chi Omega initiated 51 new members into our chapter. The grace, leadership, scholasticism, responsibility, and maturity these 51 ladies possess, gives the rest of our chapter so much pride to finally present them as our Alpha Chi Omega sisters! It is with great honor we present to you the new Spring Class. CONGRATUALTIONS!

    To read this and more, visit our blog!

  • Big/Little Reveal

    April 23, 2012

    Wednesday, April 10th, was Big/Little Reveal,one of the most anticipated events of the semester. The New Member Education Committee coordinated the event and it was a huge success. The littles received gifts and hints from their bigs the week leading up to the reveal.

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  • Alumnae Spotlight: Lisa Renda

    April 17, 2012

    I graduated in 2006 with a B.A. in history and in 2007 with my M.A.T. in secondary education.

    Spring ’04 did not have a class name but we still sometimes refer to ourselves as ALFP which was an inside joke between some of the class members.

    I LOVED being in Alpha Chi. I was extremely involved with CRSB during my time in the chapter and also served as the VP of it.

    I am currently planning my wedding for August of this year and in the middle of buying a house on Long Island. I have been working as a 9th grade math teacher for the past 4 years.

    To read more about Lisa, visit our BLOG!

  • Liz Vargas’ Trip to Nicaragua!

    April 17, 2012

    One of our members, Liz Vargas took an alternative spring break trip last month to Nicaragua! Here is a little bit about what she did there:
    This past March I went on my second Alternative Spring Break Trip to Nicaragua. The trip is comprised of 10 days in which we stay with a host family and work on projects in the impoverished village of La Ceiba in the areas that the people express need in. This year’s project was to build a new classroom for an elementary school that only had 2 classrooms made of linked fences for walls and a tin roof held up by sticks. We built the classroom from scratch, having to make tools from the limited resources we had around us. Building the classroom included clearing the area, digging the foundation, making the cement, filling the foundation, making the rebar support towers, and laying the cinderblocks to make the walls. At the end of the week we completed three walls and the foundation. For me, the best part of the trip are the relationships I have built with my host family and the children and families of La Ceiba. They have helped me just as much as I have helped them and have taught me invaluable lessons that I look back on every day. My trips to Nicaragua have truly changed my life and I am already counting down the days until I go back.

    To read this and more, check out our blog!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Caroline (Harned) Beers

    April 17, 2012

    My name is Caroline (Harned) Beers, I graduated Quinnipiac spring of 2007 with a degree in journalism.

    I joined AXO in spring 2004, our class did not have an official “name” – I think we started naming classes with spring 05 (fab 05). Our class was fairly small compared to the larger new member classes I saw while in AXO, we were about 15 girls strong and called ourselves “forever 04” later on because we were so close and also “ALFP”, as a ’04 class joke.

    Alpha Chi is what made my college experience so memorable. As a new member I met the most wonderful group of women who later on in life became my best friends and bridesmaids. Our class was so close; we had many late nights, long talks and shared countless memories as new members. It sounds corny but as a freshman who did not did not exactly “love” her roommates having a close knit class and welcoming chapter was the perfect way to kick off spring semester.

    To read more about Caroline, view our BLOG!

  • Bowl2Benefit

    April 17, 2012

    Birmingham Group Health Services hosted The Bowl2Benefit on April 1st.  Our new member class raised donations which were given to the foundation and participated at the event by forming bowling teams.  Money raised went to assisting domestic violence victims in the Greater New Haven area.  "The benefit was a great bonding experience for the new member class.  We worked together to help make this beenfit successful and had a great time bowling with one another!" said freshman Rachel Goulart.
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  • Fabuloscity

    April 3, 2012

    One of our FABULOUS alumnae, Kathleen Griese, just celebrated the one year birthday of her blog Fabuloscity. Since beginning just a little over a year ago, her blog has come a long way.
    To read the story of how she began her blog that has become such a huge success, visit our BLOG!

  • Contact with Alumnae, Meghan Howell!

    March 6, 2012

    One of our members, Joanna Hein was assigned to do an interview project for one of her business classes. She ended up making an amazing contact and interveiwing one of our alumnae, Meghan Howell!
    To read about her experience, click here!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Jessie Brown

    March 3, 2012

    Hello Everyone! My name is Jessie Brown and I graduated from Quinnipiac’s Liberal Arts College in 2010 with a bachelors in English and then again in 2011 with my Masters in Secondary Education. I was a member of the Lucky ’07 class of Alpha Chi Omega.

    My experience in Alpha Chi began even before I received a bid. My big ( Ali Quinn) was my orientation leader and from the moment I saw the spirit AXO had brought her life I knew I needed to be part of an organization that not only associated with each other but really came together to stand up for what they believed in. I remember being the first new member in 2007 that raised a hand at chapter ( without asking pretinence WHOOPS!) and announce the AXO Holla Ms. Alpha Chi T-shirt I designed, and from that point forward I only involved myself more in the chapter each year. I held positions such as VP of Education, Asst. VP of Education, Junior & Senior chair of CRSB, Poster Chair, T-Shirt Chair and Song Chair.
    To read more check out our BLOG!

  • February Newsletter!

    March 3, 2012

    Click HERE to read our February newsletter!!

  • 1st Degree of Initiation

    February 28, 2012

    On Sunday, February 19th Alpha Chi Omega shared the 1st degree of Initiation with our newest members at Chapter. This is a special ceremony that we hold close to our hearts. Each new member received a carnation and an “Alpha” sister who presented each new member with a framed symphony. Receiving the symphony during the 1st degree of Initiation is special and important so that the new members can learn it as they go through their new member period. Now that the new members have completed the 1st degree of Initiation, they are one step closer to Initiation on April 13th!

  • New Members!!!

    February 25, 2012

    On Friday, February 10th, Quinnipiac University Panhellenic began a 3 day long Recruitment weekend and welcomed their newest members on Bid Day, Monday the 13th. Alpha Chi Omega is proud to have 56 new fabulous new additions to our Chapter! Recruitment weekend was full of late nights, stress, and lost voices, but the feeling of having the new members run under our arch on Bid Night made it all worth it. We could not be more excited to see all of the amazing things these women do for our chapter!

    To read more and see pictures, visit our BLOG!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Jillian Dougherty

    February 21, 2012

    I am Jillian Dougherty and I graduated in 2005 with a degree in Marketing. I am a member of Classy '06!!
    I was the VP of Membership Development, President, and then I was formal chair as a senior. I truly enjoyed each position as they were all challenging in their own way.
    My biggest lesson and best advice is you have a committee for a reason, utilize them, delegate the tasks at hand and assist when needed. In my first few weeks of being VP of MD I hardly picked up a book for schoolwork. I was so hands on instead of learning to be a leader. Learn to trust your sisters, they will get the job done.

    To learn more about Jillian's AXO experience, read our BLOG!

  • "P.S. I Love You Day"

    February 14, 2012

    The women of Alpha Chi Omega at Quinnipiac University decided to support an effort of suicide prevention last week by promoting awareness for "P.S. I Love You Day". "P.S. I Love You Day" was started by a girl who lost her father to suicide. Her last words to him that day were "I love you".

    To read more about our awareness efforts, click to read our BLOG!

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Lindsey Diana

    February 14, 2012

    Hi Ladies!
    I'm Lindsey Diana. I graduated in 2009 and I am a proud member of Classy 06 pledge class!
    I was social chair and VP of fraternity relations, which is now separated into service and fraternity relations, I believe, so imagine how much work that all was when it was together! But I loved every minute of it!

    To read more about Lindsey, click here to visit our BLOG!

  • Leadership Academy in Indiana

    February 7, 2012

    A few words from our chapter President Lauren Ottulich:
    I had the pleasure of attending Alpha Chi Omega's Leadership Academy in Indianapolis the last week of January with Rosie Cerri. All Presidents and VP's of CRSB from all 164 chapters of Alpha Chi Omega across the nation attended. The three daylong conference was jam packed with information sessions on how to be a better leader.

    To read more about Lauren and Rosie's experience, visit our BLOG

  • Alumnae Spotlight: Jacki Schroder

    February 2, 2012

    Hello Iota Phi!
    My name is Jacki Schroder. I was initiated in 2005, when there were only two sororities on campus. We were the very FIRST class with a name, Fab ’05, after one of our seniors, Diane Hirsch, who could not stop saying how “fab” we and everything else in Alpha Chi was.....
    To read more visit our blog!