Alpha Chi Omega

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Agnes to Hannah Keenan Letter, May 16, 1944

Agnes to Hannah Keenan Letter, May 16, 1944

Agnes writes Hannah Keenan (Alpha, DePauw University) with information about the Beta Phi (Bowling Green State University) chapter installation and the women who are part of the group.

Hera Head Pin, Anna Allen Smith

Hera Head Pin, Anna Allen Smith

A gold Hera Head pin honoring Alpha Chi Omega's patron goddess, Hera, was selected for ex-Grand Officers at the 12th National Convention in 1910. Alta Allen Loud received the first one in 1911. In 1919, the four living Founders received one at convention. Any sister who wears one now has served at least one term on the National Council.

Alpha 1910 Badge

Alpha 1910 Badge

This 10k yellow gold badge belonged to Allene Noper Henry (Alpha, DePauw University), initiated in 1910. Once loaned to the National Housing Corporation board chair to be worn during her term, it is now on display in the headquarters museum.

New Member Pin with Ribbon, 1900

New Member Pin with Ribbon, 1900

This small diamond-shaped pin is an example of the pins that served as the first official pledge pin of the Fraternity. Scarlet and olive ribbons are attached to the pin in a nod to the earlier practice of pledging new members with ribbons. How did New Member pins come about? In the early days of the fraternity it was customary to pledge Greek novitiates with ribbons. By 1900, a small diamond shaped pin, enameled half in scarlet and half in olive green, bearing in the center an inlaid golden lyre, was accepted. Currently, the new member pin is the same design except that it is a stick pin.

Pearl Stone Partners Pearl Crown Lyre Badge

Pearl Stone Partners Pearl Crown Lyre Badge

This is a gold 22-pearl crown-set badge with four pearls across the base and a tall center point, originally belonging to Daisy Steele Wilson (Alpha, DePauw University), who was initiated in 1889. It is worn by the chair of the Pearl Stone Partners Board of Managers during her term of office.

National Housing Corporation President Badge

National Housing Corporation President Badge

This gold badge is set with 21 round cabochon-cut turquoise stones and three round seed pearls, originally belonging to Mary Walker Fields (Gamma, Northwestern University), who was initiated in 1890. It is worn by the president of the Alpha Chi Omega National Housing Corporation during her term of office.

National President Badge with Hera Head

National President Badge with Hera Head

The National President’s badge is known as the Centennial Badge, a replica of the first lyre badge with a crown set with diamonds. It is worn by the National President during her term of office. Attached to the badge is the Hera Head pin, the Past National Council Service Award presented by the National Fraternity to members who have completed a term of service on the National Council. The pin is a small reproduction in gold of the head of Hera, our patron goddess.

Ten-Year Milestone Pin

Ten-Year Milestone Pin

Each year, Alpha Chi Omega recognizes and honors our members as they reach their 10-, 25-, 50-, 60- and 75-year anniversary milestones. This pin in a rosy bronze plate finish was created in 2018 to acknowledge the 10 years of sisterhood.

Pi Chapter Pledge Booklet, 1960

Pi Chapter Pledge Booklet, 1960

This new member book provides notes from chapter officers welcoming the new members and explaining their positions and what that means for the new members.

Bulletin II: Facts About Alpha Chi Omega, November 1955

Bulletin II: Facts About Alpha Chi Omega, November 1955

This bulletin provides information about various aspects of the Fraternity, from its founding and governance structure to its altruistic activities.

Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Potential New Member Booklet, 1939

Xi Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega Potential New Member Booklet, 1939

This booklet provides information on Alpha Chi Omega and Xi (University of Nebraska - Lincoln) chapter for potential new members.

Starr, Hough, Rude, Paul and Burnett at Thanksgiving Photograph, November 1888

Starr, Hough, Rude, Paul and Burnett at Thanksgiving Photograph, November 1888

Four Alpha (DePauw University) chapter members and a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma pose together at Thanksgiving. They are: Sidelia Starr (KKG), Anna Hough, Maud Rude Link, Grace Paul Kerr and Olive Burnett Clark.