We are Real. Strong. Women.

WHO WE ARE

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College-aged women experience the highest rate of domestic violence, and so who better to fight for the rights and voices of survivors than the real strong women of Alpha Chi Omega? Our national organization is the front-runner for the largest NPC campaign to date, having raised over $10.25 million in the past two years for the Alpha Chi Omega Foundation. This starts with the efforts of every passionate individual, sister or community member, to show their support and take a step in the right direction. Together we can break the silence, end the violence, and help guarantee every real strong woman's right to a healthy, loving relationship.

Who we support

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Our chapter holds one large philanthropic event each quarter, with all proceeds benefiting our philanthropic causes at the national and local level. This past year alone, we raised over $10,000 to give back to our community. We annually hold AXO Runway and introduced a new event this year called These Hands Donut Hurt. We support events like Healthy Relationships Week and Domestic Violence Awareness Month on campus. Our sisters are often taking their efforts one step further, participating in volunteer work all over Davis. 

Letter from our vice President of Philanthropy

While going through the recruitment process, Alpha Chi Omega’s philanthropy really hit home for me, as it does for many of our sisters. Joining a group of women my first week at UC Davis who are so welcoming, warm-hearted, and and who truly understand what it means to protect and stand up for one another was exactly what I needed. I am proud to be leading a group of real strong women who are so passionate about a cause that is so relevant in our community today.

Our philanthropy is domestic and dating violence awareness and prevention. 1 in 4 women and 1 in 7 men are survivors of intimate partner violence, and this number is even higher among college students like us. This issue directly impacts our classmates, our friends and our sisters. As a chapter, we support our local domestic violence shelter, Empower Yolo, which provides housing, prevention education, family support, legal services, counseling, children’s services and much more for survivors in the Yolo County area.

Every quarter, we host fundraising and education events to promote awareness, including our inter-Greek fashion show AXO Runway, our annual Benefit Dinner, and tabling for Healthy Relationships week, Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Sexual Assault Awareness month. Last year, we donated nearly $10,000 to Empower Yolo, which has made a tremendous impact in the lives of survivors.

Being so involved with this cause has allowed our sisters to contribute greatly to making a difference in the lives of survivors as well as changing our society’s culture that perpetuates violence. As Vice President of Philanthropy, I want to have a voice for those who haven’t found their own. I want to stand up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. I want to educate the community on exactly what it is that we strive for. I want to showcase the true impacts of the philanthropic work that we do. I want to be a leader for our chapter on our fight to end domestic violence.

If you are interested in gaining more knowledge about the cause that we support or are looking to get involved, please visit empoweryolo.org.

Best,

Bryce Gaston

Vice President of Philanthropy