Alpha Chi Omega is an organization about you: unique, talented, genuine women looking for a fun and meaningful way to enhance your college experience.

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.

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.


Phi Chapter

Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Kansas was founded in 1914.  We celebrated our centennial – a “Century of Sisterhood” – on September 13, 2014, in Lawrence. That’s 100 years of lasting friendships, scholastic excellence, proud achievements and wonderful memories.

Phi Chapter has played a role in shaping the lives of nearly 3,000 KU women during this time. It has helped young women experience the importance of teamwork, understand the value of philanthropy, become leaders in their careers and communities, and attain their goals.


Phi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega House Corporation
P.O. Box 442023
Lawrence, KS, 66044-4223