About Us

Alpha Chi Omega was founded on October 15th, 1885 at Depauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Professor James Hamilton Howe, Dean of the Music School, invited seven young women from the school to attend a meeting for the purpose of forming a society.  Anna Allen Smith, Olive Burnett Clark, Bertha Deniston Cunningham, Amy Dubois Reith, Nellie Gamble Childe, Bessie Grooms Keenan and Estelle Leonard came together seeking “friendship, artistic society and advancement of the principles of true womanhood.” 


Alpha Chi Omega, the Delta Nu chapter was established at Iowa State University March 18th, 1961. Alpha Chi Omega is 1 of 16  sororities in the Collegiate Panhellenic Council at Iowa State University. 


Open Motto: Together Let Us Seek The Heights

Patron Goddess: Hera, Guardian of Women 

Colors: Olive Green and Scarlet Red

Symbol: Grecian Lyre and Pearl



Nicknames: A Chi O, AXO, Alpha Chi 

Flower: Red Carnation

A Letter From The President

Hi everyone, 

It is an honor to welcome you to the Delta Nu chapter of Alpha Chi Omega! Delta Nu consists of 125+ real strong women who come together under the 5 values of Alpha Chi Omega:

  1. Leadership

  2. Character development

  3. Academics

  4. Financial Responsibility 

  5. Personal growth

I went through primary recruitment to find my home away from home to at Iowa State University. During primary recruitment, I quickly realized that joining a Panhellenic organization would be the backbone of my college experience. I immediately felt a breath of fresh air as I walked through the red door of Delta Nu each day of recruitment. The genuine and uplifting conversations I had at Alpha Chi made it clear to me that Alpha Chi Omega is home. My sisters continue to inspire me to seek the heights and are there to support me every step of the way. Because of Alpha Chi Omega and its members, I am a more confident, passionate, empathetic, positive, empowered leader, sister, and student. Philanthropic events, Greek Week, Primary Recruitment, Sisterhood Retreat, Formals, Bid Day, etc. are just a few of the big highlights that I look forward to throughout the school year. However, it is also the little moments that make Delta Nu so memorable. Late-night ice cream runs, Wednesday night movie marathons in the lower living room, deep talks on the front porch or just walking to class with sisters are the day-to-day moments that make the Alpha Chi Omega experience so meaningful. 

Alpha Chi Omega’s rich history and vast resources are so beneficial to the collegiate experience and beyond. Academic support, scholarships, networking, leadership opportunities, etc. are always available along with the sisterhood to support you throughout your lifetime. The beautiful and genuine sisterhood of Alpha Chi Omega is something that myself and the women of Delta Nu will never take for granted. I am so proud to call the women of Alpha Chi Omega my sisters.


Emelia Lowe 

Chapter President 



Please feel free to reach out with any questions!


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