ALPHA OMICRON PI
Founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College, Alpha Omicron Pi was created by four women: Jessie Wallace Hughan, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, Helen St. Clair Mullan, and Stella George Stern Perry. The fraternity was created on the ideals of college loyalty, dignity, scholarship and character.
National expansion began quickly in 1898, just a year after it's founding. Within the first week these four founders initiated their first new member, Anne Richardson Hall. Shortly after many others were found to initiate, and even expanded all the way to Canada!
Alpha Omicron Pi has been partnered with the Arthritis Foundation for over 50 years now! AOII members and chapters provide endless volunteer hours and dollars all donated to the Arthritis Foundation to support research, conferences, camps, and much more.
Make sure to plan ahead and get your JennaBenna Alpha Omicron Pi Founder’s Day sorority shirt before January 2 so that you can join in the celebration of the fraternity's winter founding.
Flower: The official flower of Alpha Omicron Pi is a jacqueminot rose.
Colors: The official color of Alpha Omicron Pi is cardinal.
Jewel: The official jewel of Alpha Omicron Pi is ruby.
Symbol: The official symbol of Alpha Omicron Pi is a sheaf.
Motto: The official motto of Alpha Omicron Pi is “Inspire Ambition".
Membership: Alpha Omicron Pi has an estimated 191,000 members and 144 chapters across the United States