Gamma Chi Chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at Carleton University
Alpha Omicron Pi, also known as AOΠ, has been a women’s fraternity since January 2nd, 1897. The reason we are called a women’s fraternity is because we were founded before the term ‘sorority’ was coined, and we still use the phrase today because we’re so proud of our longevity.
We were founded by four incredible women at Barnard College in New York; Helen St. Clair Mullan, Stella George Stern Perry, Elizabeth Heywood Wyman, and Jessie Wallace Hughan. The Alpha chapter thrived and AOΠ became a national organization in the following year, founding Pi chapter at Sophie Newcomb Memorial College in New Orleans. AOΠ then became an international women’s fraternity in 1930, installing the Beta Tau chapter at the University of Toronto.
The Gamma Chi chapter was founded on November 21st, 1992. We have had the pleasure of seeing the Greek community grow over time and have been a member of the Carleton University Greek Council since it was formed.