Alpha Omicron Pi Mourns the Loss of Carli Sears
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (January 18, 2016) -- Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity is devastated by the loss of Carli Sears, 20, a member of Nu Beta Chapter at the University of Mississippi. She passed away in her home state of W.Va. after being struck in an apparent hit and run accident. Our deepest condolences go out to Carli’s family, friends and the sisters of our Nu Beta Chapter. Alpha Omicron Pi hopes that our members find peace and comfort through their chapter sisters and sisters throughout North America. We would like to thank all of those who are offering support to our members and keeping Carli’s loved ones in their thoughts during this difficult time.
Alpha Omicron Pi will provide information at a later date about a formal draping of the badge in coordination with the Nu Beta Chapter. The University of Mississippi is currently in their Winter Intersession semester and all students will be returning for the spring semester on Jan. 25. The preferred method of draping the badge is to pin the badge through a looped piece of black ribbon. Collegiate and alumnae chapters may also hold the Memorial Ritual for Chapters and Members, a ceremony intended for initiated members of Alpha Omicron Pi to honor a deceased member.
About Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi was founded in 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. AOII has almost 190,000 initiated members and 139 current installed collegiate chapters, with 165 active alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada. Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women’s fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning, and developing leadership skills through service to the Fraternity and community. To learn more about Alpha Omicron Pi, visit the Fraternity website at www.alphaomicronpi.org, or find AOII online on Facebook and Twitter.