Alpha Chi Omega - Delta Nu

301 Lynn Ave
Ames, IA 50014

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15, 1885, at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Professor James Hamilton Howe, Dean of the Music School, invited seven young women from the school to attend a meeting for the purpose of forming a society. The first appearance of the seven founders - Anna Allen, Olive Burnett, Bertha Deniston, Amy DuBois, Nellie Gamble, Bessie Grooms and Estelle Leonard was in Meharry Hall, wearing scarlet and olive green ribbon streamers attached to their dresses. Alpha Chi Omega's Founders chose "Alpha," the first letter of the Greek alphabet, because they were forming the first fraternity in the school of music. Since they thought they might also be founding the last such fraternity, "Omega" seemed appropriate. "Kai," meaning "and," was added to form the beginning and the end. "Kai" was soon changed to "Chi," a letter of the Greek alphabet. Alpha Chi Omega came to Iowa State in 1961, and has been an active sorority ever since.

Nickname Alpha Chi
Colors Scarlett and Olive
Symbols The Lyre
Chapter Founded March 18, 1961
Chapter Website
Chapter Phone 515-292-6291
National Founded October 15, 1885
National Website
National Phone 317-579-5050
Alpha Chi Omega - Delta Nu
301 Lynn Ave

Alpha Chi Omega

  • Dues: $3,900/semester for live in members
  • Style of living: Six styles- Both suite & cold air
  • Maximum capacity: 50
  • Internet: Fiber Optic Wireless Internet
  • Cable: Yes
  • Other Information: N/A
  • Freshmen: Welcome to move in if space allows.