From The President's Desk
Welcome to Pi Alpha Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Louisville. Since our local founding in 1983, our members have been dedicated to enriching each other's lives through scholarship, leadership, service, and friendship. We continually exceed all expectations of the fraternity, campus, and University.
The women of Pi Alpha are proud to be students at the University of Louisville. As collegiate women, we understand that academic and professional success is a priority in each member's life. Our members act as role models, mentors, study buddies, and peers to one another in order to further our chapter’s scholastic achievement as a whole. Not only do our members encourage academic success, but they encourage professional success in life. Being a part of this organization teaches you the life skills that you need to succeed in a professional environment, such as communication skills, organization, and leadership.
AOIIs excel in leadership both on our Campus and in our community. Pi Alpha takes great pride in the diversity within the chapter and it is seen through the various passions that drive our women to get involved. Our members take leadership roles in a wide range of organizations including Student Government Association, Student Activities Board, Student Orientation Staff, Cardinal Ambassador, the University Student Launch Initiative Team, Common Ground, AmeriCorps Bonner Leaders, sports teams, and many honor societies. You can also see our sisters following their passions to study abroad across the world in places such as Italy, Scotland, Ireland, Morocco, Spain, and many more! To Pi Alpha, the opportunities are limitless.
Not only does Pi Alpha believe in involvement on campus, but we also are a service minded organization. The Pi Alpha women are very service minded and we believe it is important to give back to the community who continually gives so much to us. Being in a great city such as Louisville, there are so many opportunities to get involved and our members take every opportunity thrown at them. As a chapter, we have done over 2,500 service hours in the last semester. Sisters are involved in many different organizations such as Big Brother Big Sister programs, the Humane Society, Relay for Life, Kentucky Refugee Ministries, and many more! We also like actively participate in U of L philanthropy events to support all organizations and their causes.
Each year, Pi Alpha hosts several events to raise funds for our national philanthropy, the AOII Foundation, and that in turn helps sisters in need but also makes a large donation to the Arthritis Foundation each year—this year the total amount raised was over $500,000! Alpha Omicron Pi doesn't just write checks to these organizations, though. We are actively raising money for the research, cure, and awareness of Arthritis and other joint disorders, such as ACL strains and tears. In the past year, our chapter alone raised over $5,000 and helped to promote awareness of Juvenile Arthritis. We are extremely dedicated to our philanthropy and frequently volunteer at our local Arthritis Foundation. On top of that, we raised an additional $2,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Walk in our community. We not only share on common passion, but we also support sisters in their own service events.
Pi Alpha is a chapter that is rapidly growing in size, success, and sisterhood. Though we are growing, we have never stopped knowing each other personally, which makes us unique. With sisterhood being a priority, Pi Alpha women make the effort to form these genuine bonds with each member in the organization and we recognize that these bonds are not just for four years, they are for a lifetime. Pi Alpha is a chapter of excellence in sisterhood and you see it reflected in our hearts and attitude. Pi Alpha will serve as a support system, a family, and motivation for each other and all future members. Joining this organization has been the best decision I ever made and I am incredibly honored to have had these women walk into my life and change it for the better. I am even more honored that I get to call them my sisters and represent them as Chapter President.
Whether you are an alumna, a sister from another chapter, or a potential new member thinking of coming through recruitment, I hope our website will show you why each of us has chosen to call AOII our home!
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