“The object of this Fraternity shall be to encourage a spirit of Fraternity and love among its members; to stand at all times for character, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty; to strive for and support the best interests of the colleges and universities in which chapters are installed, and in no way to disregard, injure, or sacrifice those interests for the sake of prestige or advancement of the Fraternity or any of its chapters.”
As expressed in the Object of the Fraternity, Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on the ideals of character, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty. All members of the Fraternity, collegiate and alumnae, are expected to live these values to the fullest and carry the spirit of AOII into the world around them.
Character and Dignity
Whether you meet an AOII in class, throughout recruitment, off campus, or even after graduation, she is sure to bring light to your life. Members of the Fraternity are called to carry themselves with confidence as they represent our organization and treat everyone they meet with the utmost respect.
AOII encourages all members to excel academically and has many programs designed to assist women in achieving their academic goals. Expectations are high but the support provided by scholarship programs, academic development officer resources, and fellow members makes success attainable. The emphasis on these pursuits was instilled by the four founding members of AOII in 1897, and this commitment remains a strong part of AOII today.
Members of AOII are called to not only serve their chapters and the Fraternity as a whole, but also to be of service to their communities and universities. Whether they are raising money for a local philanthropic cause or spending time cleaning up a neighborhood park, serving as Student Government President or directing a college Panhellenic Executive Board, our members are excelling as leaders on their college campuses and far beyond.
In AOII’s shift towards Policy Governance, our most ambitious goals for our members are called our “Ends” and are the end-product of what our organization is ultimately working to inspire in our members. The below five Ends, as well as one Global End, have driven the Fraternity’s strategic direction this biennium and our progress towards Inspiring Ambition in all of our members.
AOII members are enriched through lifelong friendships and an exceptional membership experience rooted in our Rituals and Culture Principles. These benefits are achieved with good stewardship of resources.
AOII members are confident, ambitious, and high performing.
Sense of Belonging
AOII members have a strong sense of belonging through friendships and a genuine connection to the Fraternity.
AOII members have relevant leadership and life skills that yield impactful results.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
AOII members are culturally competent global citizens committed to a sisterhood grounded in unique perspectives and experiences.
AOII members have a commitment to meaningful service to the Fraternity, campus communities and the world.