A letter from our VP of Philanthropy, Grace Brown
Coming to Clemson, I was looking for so many things: real friendships, amazing memories to be made, and most importantly, a platform in which I could use my passions and experiences to make a difference. When I found out that Alpha Chi Omega supported a domestic violence shelter, I knew this is where I belonged, and being the VP of Philanthropy has changed my life and given me so many opportunities that I will always be grateful for. I have been able to not only share my story and grow in my healing process, but also touch others and use this position to become an advocate for other victims. Alpha Chi Omega advocated for me and gave me a voice, and it is beautiful to think that I am now able to lead the chapter to do the same for victims of domestic violence.
The Theta Lambda chapter is a proud supporter of Safe Harbor, a South Carolina based non-profit that provides shelter and resources to women and children who have fallen victim to domestic violence. 1 in 4 women experience domestic violence, and Alpha Chi Omega strives to advocate and spread awareness for these #1in4. We believe that we have the power to make a change, and our chapter’s shared passion pushes us every year to raise more money and spread more awareness for Safe Harbor. We host Walk a Mile in the fall, which you can learn more about below, and this year we hosted a brand new spring event called AXO-Lympics!
Alpha Chi Omega is hopeful for the future we are helping to create, and excited to see growth and progress for victims, so that maybe the #1in4 statistic will change one day. I am so proud to say that this chapter is full of #REALSTRONGWOMEN!
Walk-a-mile (in her shoes)
Each October, Alpha Chi Omega hosts Walk-A-Mile (In Her Shoes). Fraternities and sororities compete in the event by doing a lap around the quad in the event's infamous red high heels.
these hands don't hurt
During Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which takes place every October, Alpha Chi Omega participates in the "These Hands Don't Hurt" photo campaign. Our sorority is proud to paint our hands purple, the color for domestic violence awareness, to raise awareness for this cause.
Every February, Alpha Chi Omega participates in Healthy Relationships Week. Our sisters promote healthy relationships on campus and share what "Love is" to them. Since 2014, we have participated in the "Love Is" campaign through our chapter's uniform, Black & White photos, which serve as a tool for awareness and fundraising on our social media platforms.
Chillin' on carillon
Alpha Chi Omega hosted the first annual "Chillin' on Carillon" Benefit Concert on April 12th, 2017 in Clemson's Carillon Gardens. All proceeds benefitted Safe Harbor, a domestic violence shelter. The live outdoor concert on Clemson's campus with Rescue Party + 6 Mile Band included free BBQ, a silent auction, a big cornhole tournament, Rent-A-Puppy, and a photo booth with our special guest, the Bachelor's Luke Pell.
In Loving Memory
Alpha Chi Omega remembers, with love in our hearts, our sister Deb. In her time with us, she never failed to put a smile on our faces. Thank you, Deb, for the impact you made on our lives.