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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!

President: Hanne Staertzel
VP Education: Danielle Elalouf
VP Academic Development: Demi Hernandez
House Manager: Kristen Jimenez
Panhellenic Delegate: Laura Golden
External Philanthropy Chair: Dani Knorr
VP Administration: Emily Coyle
VP Chapter Development: Kelcey Thomas
VP Communications: Mariela Lopez
Recording Secretary: Sydney Nelson
New Member Educator: Ashley Cahill
Internal Philanthropy Chair: Elizabeth Myers
VP Standards: Jenna Baxter
VP Membership Recruitment: Alexa Pack
Treasurer: Rebecca Shalloway
Keeper of the Ritual: Johanna Lugo
Alumni Relations: Lauren Pontigas
Social Chair: Olivia Christ