Alpha Omicron Pi
Alpha Omicron Pi's greatest strength is our members... unique as individuals, yet bound together by the common bond of friendship. Since 1897, over 126,000 women have found fun and friendship in the sisterhood of AOII. Our members have a place to call home, a place to find a friend, and a place to be themselves. We also support our members through programming and leadership development. Our desire is to help our members become the best they can be - personally, professionally and philanthropically.
Thanks to the vision of many remarkable women, AOII enjoyed tremendous success during our first 100 years. Alpha Omicron Pi has chartered 178 collegiate chapters, and over 320 alumnae chapters located throughout the United States and Canada. Our members enjoy friendship in AOII for a lifetime. As we boldly focus on our second century, we envision a future even more glorious than our past.
The 2017-2018 school year was an exciting time of growth and accomplishment for AOII at Montana State! Alpha Phi was thrilled to initiate 27 new members in the fall of 2017, expanding the chapter to be the largest sorority on campus, with 93 members on the roster- 20 of those members becoming our most recent alumnae. Over the course of the year, the sisters in Alpha Phi chapter completed 2,405 community service hours, with 157 of those directly benefiting a philanthropy. Nearly 100 local organizations were served by the Alpha Phi sisters this past year. Alpha Phi was instrumental in organizing and implementing a Greek Penny War to raise funds for a new campus food bank. Together, the MSU Greek community raised over $800 for the cause, with AOII leading the charge.
We were also proud to host our 21st Annual Run for the Roses, a fundraiser and fun run for the Arthritis Foundation. Over $3,000 was raised, and a record-breaking number of attendees participated. Additionally, $1000 was raised through our Panda Pals program, which empowered supporters to sponsor a $10 panda for a child with Arthritis. Our spring Pancake Philanthropy fundraiser raised another $2,400 profiting Juvenile Arthritis.
Our members continue to lead MSU’s community with 73% of our members involved on campus. Our members stay very involved in organizations such as ASMSU Senate, Advocats, tutoring, CAP Mentoring, and the VOICE center.
Alpha Phi’s chapter continued to make academic excellence a priority, receiving top academic honors both semesters, being recognized as the sorority with the best GPA for both fall and spring semesters. Alpha Phi Chapter wrapped up the 2017-2018 academic year by earning 6 distinct honors at the Montana State University Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards. Alpha Phi Chapter was recognized with the Sorority Academic Excellence Award, Sorority Philanthropy Award, Sorority Recruitment Award, Sorority Member of the Year (Samantha Clark), Alumnae Excellence Award (Gianna Vanata, Mandy Hedstrom, and Rita Park) and the Montana State University Sorority of the Year. At AOII’s International Convention, our chapter was thrilled to receive nine awards, taking home awards of Excellence in Sisterhood, Finance, Philanthropy, Community Service, Outstanding Leaders Council, Outstanding AAC, and three individual awards in Collegiate Women of Leadership.
We are so thrilled with our accomplishments over this past year, and we cannot wait to see what this next academic year will bring us! We are looking forward to meeting all the amazing women who will go through recruitment and we cannot wait to welcome new members into our sisterhood!
|Nickname||A O "Pi"|
|Philanthropy||The Arthritis Foundation|
|Address||1119 South 5th Ave
Bozeman, MT 59715
|Local Chapter Website||http://montana.alphaomicronpi.org/|