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Domestic Violence Awareness is the heart of Alpha Chi Omega
On top of helping to support the philanthropic causes of our fellow Panhellenic organizations, Alpha Chi Omega members are dedicated to raising awareness and educating others about domestic violence.
The 1992 Alpha Chi Omega National Convention marked the adoption of domestic violence awareness, an issue that affects women all over the world, as our national philanthropy. Together, we work to fight against unhealthy relationships and strive to build healthy ones. Members serve individuals and families impacted by domestic violence through fundraising and sharing gifts of time and talent with shelters and other service-providing organizations. Alpha Chi Omega also works to educate our own members, giving our sisters the tools to build their very own healthy relationships. Our chapter is dedicated to making a difference. Alpha Chi Omega works throughout the nation to build awareness of domestic violence, help prevent it and to aid those who are victims.
Our Philanthropy Events
Volley Against Violence
Kappa Omega gets the entire Greek community involved by hosting a sand volleyball tournament during October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
With two brackets of fraternity and sorority play, the games are endless and the competition is fierce! A winner from each bracket gets $100 to put toward their own philanthropy! All of our fundraising and donations made go to our local domestic violence shelter, The Coburn Place. VAV is not only fun for everyone involved, but it also gives us an opportunity to spread awareness on issues close to our hearts. We paint the campus purple to honor all victims and survivors of domestic violence.
The Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega has participated in Denim Day since our founding at IUPUI to take a stand against domestic violence and raise awareness for sexual assault victims.
Denim Day is a campaign ran by Peace Over Violence that honors sexual assault survivors. The campaign was started when the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction blaming the victim and judging by the tightness of her jeans. It was said that "consent" had to have been given because the victim would have had to help her rapist remove her jeans. The next day, women wore jeans to their workplaces to show support for the victim and stand by her side.
Alpha Chi Omega participates in Denim Day each year to show support for the victims in our society today. We raise awareness by scattering jeans across the courtyard with statistics about sexual assault. Kappa Omega hands out Denim Day buttons, merchandise and flyers to help start a conversation and educate our campus about sexual violence.