Alpha Omicron Pi (Women's) Fraternity
About Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi is an international sisterhood founded in 1897 by four young women at Barnard College, now part of Columbia University. Our founders valued lifelong friendship, academic excellence and serving others, and AOII’s all across the US and Canada are committed to living those same values today. Everyone in our chapter comes from different backgrounds with different experiences and interests but we are all bound together by our shared values. Currently there are 205 AOII collegiate chapters and over 165,000 initiated members.
Academics are our first priority and our chapter provides educational development to help our members excel. AOII offers plenty of leadership opportunities where members can exhibit their creativity while learning new skills. We support AOII’s philanthropy, arthritis research, by holding our annual Mr & Ms Greek pageant, raising almost $100,000 since 1988. AOII has also won Sorority of the Year 4 of the last 6 years!
AOII provides an opportunity to have fun and enjoy everything SJSU has to offer. Sharing good times and sisterhood are at the heart of all our activities. From laughing with each other to hanging out at the house to making recruitment decorations, AOII is meant to be fun! Together we are making lifelong memories and loving the times spent with the best of friends, our AOII sisters.
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- Designation: Delta Sigma Chapter
- President: Monse Palomo
- Websites: Chapter and National
- Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, & Instagram (alphaomicronpi_sjsu)
- Active Members: 112
- SJSU Founding: 1948; rechartered March 15, 1988
- National Founding: January 2, 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City
- 2014 Service / Philanthropy: 945 hours of service, $16,000 raised for charity. Raised $12,000 for AOII Foundation
- Scholarship: Spring 2015–2.87, Fall 2014–2.87
- Color: Cardinal
- Flower: Jacqueminot Rose
- Symbol: Sheaf of Wheat
- Motto: "One motto, one badge, one bond and singleness of heart."
- Nicknames: AOII
- Prominent Alumnae: Courtney Kupets (Olympic gymnast), Heather Whitestone (Miss America 1995), Nichelle D. Tramble (screenwriter), Heather Buck (opera singer), Debbie Matenopoulos (actor), Margaret Bourke-White (first female photographer with a Life Magazine cover)
- Annual Events: Mr. and Ms. Greek, Presents, Rose Ball, All-Bay Area Founders' Day, Senior Roast
- Achievements at SJSU: 2013 Women's Fraternity/Sorority of the Year, Silver Laurel Chapter (2014, 2013)
Awards and Recognition (2014-2015)
- 4.0 Awards — Single Semester: Mariella Morell and Alejandra Salceda; and Both Semesters: Natalie Barshow
- Silver Laurel Chapter (2014 Standards of Excellence – 1544 points, 77%)