One of the founding principles of Alpha Omicron Pi is to be of service to others - to bring into the world around us a spirit of love, not for self-glory, but as an opportunity to give something back to our communities. Each AOII chapter and its members may choose to organize and participate in various fund-raising and hands-on service events. Our sisters have fun while sharing their friendship and love through community service. Through the years, the combined service efforts of over 115,000 members have made a marked difference in the lives of thousands. Alpha Omicron Pi's International Philanthropy is Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis Research. Collegiate chapters and Alumnae Chapters have all contributed tremendous amounts of funds to the AOII Foundation that goes towards grants to fund research to help find a cure for a disease that affects millions of people around world. Nearly 1 in 3 people suffer from Arthritis, and is currently the number 1 cause of disability in the United States. Our members also make it a priority to be involved and participate in other philanthropies around campus.
Run for the Roses
On March 24th, the members of Alpha Omicron Pi hosted our annual Run for the Roses 5K Walk/Run. 2017 marked our 13th annual race, and this year, it was a color run!
This race, our largest philanthropy event of the year, benefits the AOII Foundation which provides grants to researchers seeking a cure for arthritis, financial support for the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization and funds many other scholarships, education and leadership programs. As a whole, we raised over $21,000 last year alone!