For Parents & Family Members
Whether your daughter has recently become a member of Alpha Omicron Pi or you are just wanting to learn more about our organization, in AOII she will find lifelong friends, support to excel in her studies, opportunities for leadership development and community service. Throughout her collegiate membership, we hope that she will make some of the most incredible memories of her life!
As you begin or continue the sorority journey with your AOII family member, we encourage you to look to the Alpha Omicron Pi Parent and Family Guide as a resource to understand her experience as a cherished member of our organization.
Many parents and family members are interested in understanding more about a variety of topics pertaining to your AOII’s membership in the organization. Alpha Omicron Pi fosters independence and empowerment – two qualities that set your member up for future success. It follows that Alpha Omicron Pi maintains a member’s right to privacy and communicates directly with members on circumstances relating to membership, finances, housing, and other confidential matters.
Topics of Interest to Parents and Families
Each chapter of AOII has different fees and dues specific to their campus. These can vary depending on what is considered a campus norm (Homecoming, Greek Week, Panhellenic Dues, philanthropy events on campus, etc.) and if housing is offered or provided. We encourage you to speak with your daughter about fees associated with her membership, the local chapter can provide this information to her directly.
Billhighway is the financial software that Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity utilizes to assess and collect dues and fees. Each member creates a Billhighway account online, and it is through this account that she will pay all dues and fees owed to both the chapter and Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity. Members can access the Billhighway site 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Bills are typically sent out once per month, and members are notified of the upcoming payment via email.
Ensuring the safety of our members is always a top priority for AOII. A tradition that you will not find in AOII is hazing, as we have absolutely no tolerance for hazing. In order to promote the safety of all members, AOII routinely educates collegiate members and advisers about the alcohol and anti-hazing policies.
Ways to Support Your Daughter
AOII parents and family members provide enormous help to collegiate chapters, for which we are very grateful! You may find that you enjoy working with your daughter’s chapter and remaining active in her life at college. As your daughter goes through the new member program, here are some topics that you can bring up to start a conversation about her experience:
- Her big sister
- New member retreat
- Philanthropy or community service projects
- AOII’s founding
- Leadership opportunities
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