Our organization's national philanthropy is Domestic Violence Awareness (DVA). We wholeheartedly stand behind this cause, making a conscious effort to educate ourselves and others about the detrimental effects of unhealthy relationships. We play an active part in fighting to end domestic violence. In addition to fighting against unhealthy relationships, we also help to give those in our community the tools they need to build healthy relationships.
In observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Founders Day, Alpha Chi Omega's are encouraged to participate in events in their communities during the month of October.
Also, in support of Domestic Violence Awareness, our chapter does fun events for philanthropy such as participating in Dance Marathon. We also host an annual "Pie an Alpha Chi" event where we raise money by being pied in the face by friends and other members of the community. One of our biggest events is our philanthropy week called The Great Ribbon Race. During this week there is a different event each day which helps raise money for DVA.
Each October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during which our chapter focuses extra energy on supporting our philanthropy through tabling and fundraising events, such as Love Is... and These Hands Don't Hurt. Outside of DVA month, our chapter supports our philanthropy through participation in Healthy Relationships Week, National Hazing Prevention Week and other fundraising events, the proceeds of which benefit REACH of Macon County.
On April 25, 2018 the sisters of Alpha Chi Omega wore denim to show our support, educate and raise awareness about sexual assault.