A Letter from our President
My name is Lauren Armstrong, and I am the President of the Iota Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega at Texas Christian University. First things first, congratulations on your acceptance to TCU! This is such an incredible accomplishment and you should be so proud of all the hard work that has led you to this point. The next four years of your life will be full of change, growth and many incredible opportunities, with one of those being the chance to go through Panhellenic sorority recruitment. Nearly four years ago, Panhellenic recruitment changed my life and since then it has been an honor to lead this group of passionate, involved and driven women. We have a saying in Alpha Chi Omega - together let us seek the heights. To me, this saying highlights the idea that while each of our collegiate journeys is unique, being surrounded by a group of passionate and supportive women will help you to achieve things you never thought possible. For me, these women have been my sisters and watching them excel in academics, philanthropy, sisterhood, involvement, and life has been a true joy.
Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and we hold this cause close to our heart. Each year, our chapter hosts a wide variety of philanthropy events to promote healthy relationships and we work tirelessly to raise funds and awareness for this cause. This past year in our annual Real Chic Women Fashion Show our chapter raised $147,000 for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. This was a record-breaking total that also gave us the honor of being named the #1 fundraising chapter on TCU’s campus and the #1 student-run philanthropic chapter in the country. Philanthropy is incredibly important to our chapter and we're proud of the work we do promoting DVA and volunteering for other causes close to our hearts. For some of us, this means volunteering weekly at the Women’s Center as a Victims Advocate, and for others, it means donating time to other organizations such as KinderFrogs or the Red Cross. Whatever you’re passionate about, Alpha Chi Omega values leaders in their communities, selfless volunteers and those who help those around them. Whether you’ve had a personal experience relating to domestic violence or not, all we ask is that you have a passion to advocate and spread awareness for the things that you believe in. Over the last year, Alpha Chi Omega’s have volunteered at 50 different organizations in the Fort Worth community and donated over 2,500 hours of service.
Alpha Chi Omega is committed to developing well-rounded members, and we are heavily involved both on campus and in the Greek community. While TCU is an academically rigorous school, our sisters prioritize academic excellence and extracurricular success. Alpha Chi Omegas are involved in over 100 different student organizations and honors societies across TCU’s campus and we are immensely proud of all of their hard work. From ROTC, SGA, Student Foundation, STUMO, Model UN, and Intramural Sports, no matter where your extracurricular interests lie, there will be an Alpha Chi Omega by your side. In our chapter, we focus on building a strong community of support and sisterhood. Throughout the year, women are encouraged to recognize and cheer on their sisters by nominating them for weekly “Lyres on Fire” as well as various academic and extracurricular awards at our annual Banquet. One of the primary goals of Alpha Chi Omega is to build real strong women and this is accomplished through a community of consistent love and empowerment.
I truly can’t express how grateful I am to be an Alpha Chi Omega, as it has provided me with so many opportunities for personal development, academic excellence, and lifelong friendship. Being a part of this organization has shaped my college experience for the better, and I know that after graduation I will hold my sisters and these memories close to my heart.
Thank you for visiting our website! I hope you’ll enjoy learning more about the real strong women of Alpha Chi Omega.
Chapter President 2020-2021