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Domestic Violence Awareness

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

Real. Strong. Women.

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 partner with 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.


Olivia Goettel

VP Philanthropy

Hometown: Tulsa, OK
Major: Criminal Justice and Sociology

"Alpha Chi Omega’s national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness. Here at the Iota Lambda chapter, we partner directly with the Women's Center of Tarrant County providing them with donations, in person volunteering, and fundraising all year long. Every year, women, men, and children of all ages, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds come to the Women's Center seeking hope, emotional, healing, solutions to family crisis, and help finding a job. Our chapter has the incredible ability to assist this organization in all of the meaningful work they do and services they provide. In my role as Vice President of Philantrhopy, I have been given the opportunity to coordinate our service with DVA and the Women's Center. I also work with my teams to plan amazing events like Walk A Mile, our new Fall philanthropy event that raised over $20,000 this past year, as well as our annual Real Chic Women Fashion Show which raised over $1 million for the Women's Center over the past 31 years. We are so thankful to have a strong connection with this organization and DVA and give back to such an important cause!"

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


Walk A Mile

This year, the Iota Lambda chapter will be introducing a new fall philanthropy event - Walk A Mile - with all of the proceeds going to the Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The event works to "walk a mile" for those affected by Domestic Violence and is hosted in October during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness while having contestants run in heels! 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

$139,000 for the Women’s Center of Tarrant County through this event alone.


Victim Advocacy

Alpha Chi members have the opportunity to become victim advocates too! Victim Advocacy is a volunteer position through the Women's Center Rap Crisis and Victim Services. Advocateds go through a multi-week comprehensive training in order to receive their certification. Victim Advocates work with the Women's Center of Tarrant County to provide crisis intervention and emotional support to sexual assault survives including adults and adolescents as well as their families at local hospitals and on the 24-hour Rape Crisis and Victim Services Hotline. 

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