At Alpha Chi Omega 's 1992 National Convention, delegates voted to adopt the Support of Victims of Domestic Violence as a national altruistic project.
The Alpha Chi Omega Foundation supports educational programs for victims of domestic violence as well as hands-on support at the local community level where personal involvement can make a difference. Grants go to various agencies across the nation providing services to victims as well as to provide development and implementation of educational programs for members.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Founders Day, Alpha Chi Omega's women are encouraged to participate in events in their communities during the month of October. Locally, the Zeta Sigma Chapter hosts two big philanthropy events each year to raise money for Harmony House and raise awareness of domestic violence. In the Spring we host our annual 5K/Fun Run. This is open to anyone in the Springfield community and in 2017 we were able to raise $4,500 through this event! In the Fall we host our annual Nacho Night. This is such a fun event and it's great to see students come together to help raise awareness of domestic violence. We are excited to see these events continue to grow in the years to come!