TAKE A TOUR OF WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We are the Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi at the University of Florida! What does it mean to be an AOII? As one of the first four sororities established at the University of Florida in 1948, Alpha Omicron Pi prides itself on the traditions and virtues our founders built our chapter on. Our sisters continuously push themselves to exceed the expectation, promoting AOII’s values of integrity, generosity, and love in every aspect of their lives, while also giving our members the opportunity to build friendships that last a lifetime. Take a few minutes to explore our site to get just a glimpse of why we all call AOII home.
AOII'S MR. UF
Benefiting the National Arthritis and Cystic Fibrosis Foundations
Alpha Omicron Pi internationally supports the National Arthritis Foundation, an organization aimed to helping arthritis sufferers, educating patients and the public and supporting arthritis research. Each spring, we hold our own philanthropy, Mr. UF, an over 20-year tradition. Mr. UF is a pageant where men, represented by campus organizations, compete for the title based on fundraising and talent. In addition to donating to the National Arthritis Foundation, we also donate to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in honor of our sister, Samantha Grosse, who passed away in 2009 due to cystic fibrosis. This year, we were able to raise over $14,000 toward both these Foundations.
Sisters in AOII make an effort to not only apply dedication to academics, but to also become involved in various organizations on campus. Our involvement across campus is one of the aspects that make AOII stand out. Some organizations that our sisters hold leadership positions in include:
Throughout the year, AOII also gives back to the Greek community and participates in other fraternity and sorority philanthropies. Some philanthropies AOII has won or placed in includes AEPi’s Bake Off, Beta Bring it On, Phi Delt Fever, Pike Halftime and Dream Girl Competition, Sigma Chi Derby Days, SAE Cajun Cookout, and Theta Chi Kickball.
Locally, AOII has had a long relationship with Best Buddies at UF, an organization created to establish one-on-one friendships with people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. In 2014, AOII received the award for “Best Service Program” at UF’s Greek Awards Banquet for its partnership with Best Buddies.
In addition, AOII participates in Dance Marathon, a 26.2 hour event where members stand to raise money for Children’s Miracle Network. This year, our sisters fundraised over $60,000 for Dance Marathon 2015, contributing to a DM grand total of more than $2,000,000!
Each year, AOII seeks out new women who can continue the legacy and success of our chapter. Panhellenic Recruitment starts August 18, 2015 with an orientation for all the Potential New Members. For more information and instructions on how to register for this year’s recruitment, please click here.
ALPHA OMICRON PI ALUMNAE
If you are an Alpha Omicron Pi alumnae and would like to recommend a woman to join our sisterhood, please follow these directions:
1. Go to www.alphaomicronpi.org
2. Under the Alumnae tab, click Membership Information Forms
3. Click “SUBMIT A MIF HERE”
4. Fill out all of the information
5. Press submit
FORMS AND LETTERS CAN BE SENT TO:
Alpha Omicron Pi
819 West Panhellenic Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601
VP Membership Recruitment
AN UPDATE FROM UF'S PANHELLINIC COUNCIL:
“We are thrilled to see the amount of young women registering for recruitment continually increasing every year! This year, in order to accommodate this increase in registrants, we will be hosting TWO separate orientation sessions on August 18th for potential new members. The first orientation session will be for potential new members with last names beginning with letters A-K. Check-in will begin at 4:00 pm, and the session will run 5pm-6:30pm.
The second orientation session will be for potential new members with last names beginning with letters L-Z. Check-in will begin at 7pm, and the session will run 8:00-9:30 pm. All participants are expected to make arrangements so that they may attend their assigned orientation session. There is no dress code for the orientation sessions, feel free to arrive comfortable and casual. For more information, visit www.ufpanhellenic.org. “