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 an annual event known as "Walk in Her Shoes", where men walk from the Plaster Student Union to the Alpha Chi Omega house wearing heels. For two years, we've started another philanthropy event in the spring which is a themed 5K marathon called the "Fun Run." We had a great turnout and raised over $2,700, and we cannot wait to see how much it grows in years to follow!