DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AWARENESS

Domestic violence not only affects one in four women nationwide, but also affects one in three collegiate women.

Real.

Strong.

Women.

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Since 1992, Alpha Chi Omega has been committed to serving our communities by promoting our national philanthropy, domestic violence awareness. At Iota Lambda our work to address domestic violence comes in many forms—awareness, prevention, education, and assistance to survivors and their families.  Here in Fort Worth, we are lucky enough to have the chance to support and champion the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Over the past 27 years, our chapter has donated over $800,000 to this organization. Our donations have funded:

 

A spacious and beautiful client lounge.

 

A sound and film room for minors to talk about their case with lawyers in a safe environment.

 

The salaries of two full-time employees at the Women's Center.

 

Countless youth intervention programs in Fort Worth ISD.

 

Resources for hundreds of survivors across Tarrant County.

 

One of the defining principles of Alpha Chi Omega is building “real strong women”. Having the chance to serve locally and raise awareness for this cause is just one of the ways that our sisters become real strong women.

philanthropy chairs 2022

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Lane Rippey

VP Philanthropy

Hometown: Denver, CO
Major: Biology 

Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. Some of our larger events we have to support our philanthropy include the Real Chic Women Fashion Show, and our fall philanthropy event Glow Paint Run. Our smaller and still impactful events include tabling, service projects, profit shares, denim day, and healthy relationships week just to name a few. As Alpha Chi Omegas we take great pride in the wonderful work we have done in taking steps forward to end domestic violence and promote real strong women. Our sisterhood prioritizes philanthropy and our sisters are passionate about this issue. Personally, in my role as VP Philanthropy and as a Victim Advocate I have the privilege of working directly with the Women’s Center to fulfill their needs, plan events, educate our chapter as well as TCU’s campus as a whole, promote healthy relationships, and fundraise. I chose Alpha Chi Omega because of our philanthropy. This issue impacts 1 in 4 women and, as a survivor myself, I knew I found a sisterhood I would be honored to be a part of.

Kathryn Reid

Anna Wolfe 

Assistant Philanthropy

Hometown: Denver, CO

Major: Biology

Service Chair

Hometown: College Station, TX
Major: Nursing 

I am very passionate about our Philanthropy because it is such a relevant topic at the college setting. Domestic Violence Awareness is something that everyone can use a little bit of education on, and is a cause that will always be important! Being a member of Alpha Chi Omega has taught me how to serve and raise awareness for DVA! 

I love our philanthropy of domestic violence awareness because it helps ensure the women around us are heard and seen. domestic violence is such a prominent and increasing issue in our society, and it has been amazing getting to combat this issue as a women in alpha chi omega!! 

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our philanthropy events

As one of the top philanthropic Alpha Chi Omega chapters in the country, TCU Alpha Chi's work throughout the year to raise awareness and funds to support survivors of Domestic Violence

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A chi glow

This year, the Iota Lambda chapter will be introducing a new fall philanthropy event - A Chi Glow - with all of the proceeds going to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The event works to "dance away Domestic Violence", and is hosted in October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness while having a glow in the dark themed dance party! We are so excited to introduce this new event to TCU.

fashion show

Previously known as the Alpha Chi Omega Fashion Show and Silent Auction, the Real Chic Women Fashion Show has been a tradition at Texas Christian University for over 27 years. In a combined effort with the Women's Center of Tarrant County, the ladies of Iota Lambda have raised nearly $1,000,000 to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. This event includes models from the TCU community, boutique outfits, a silent auction and much more. This past year, TCU AXO raised

$140,895 for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County through this event alone.

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love is...

As a part of promoting Domestic Violence Awareness on our Campus, we put on multiple events each year for TCU students. For our "Love Is _____" event, we asked members of our community to define what love and healthy relationships meant to them.