Founded in New York by four accomplished women, Alpha Omicron Pi has expanded to 109 chapters nationwide. The Lambda Sigma chapter, chartered in 1935, stands to uphold the high standards of academic excellence, leadership, involvement, and genuine friendships. AOII takes great pride in academics and consistently holds one of the highest grade point averages among all UGA sororities. Members are involved in the UGA Honors program, Order of Omega, Tate Society, and Foundation Fellow.
Leadership is also a high priority among members of AOII. AOII is represented on the executive boards of UGA Miracle, HEROS, ESP, CURE UGA, Relay for Life, and Roteract. Members are active in Freshley Foundation, YoungLife, WyldLife, Freshman Orientation, Arch Society, Crossroads, and Institute for Leadership Advancement, and many also serve as both Grady and Terry Ambassadors.
Perhaps most characteristic of the chapter is its deep involvement in campus organizations. AOII is represented in the Red and Black Newspaper, Dawg Camp, Georgia Recruitment Team, Student Government Association, and Visitors Center Staff. Members have active roles in UGA Athletics, participating in Cheerleading and Club Tennis and serving on the Georgettes and Dance Dawgs teams. AOIIs have been honored as the 2006, 2008, and 2011 Homecoming Queens, 2009 and 2010 UGA Idols, 2011 SGA President, 2021 SGA Treasurer.
AOII’s national philanthropy, the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation, remains close to the hearts of the girls in the Lambda Sigma chapter. The chapter hosts a variety of events throughout the year to raise money for and to spread awareness of juvenile arthritis. AOIIs love taking time to get involved in the community by volunteering for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Athens Regional Hospital, Piedmont Athens Regional, Mercy Health Center, YMCA, and Habitat for Humanity, as well as by mentoring and coaching at local Athens schools.
A visible characteristic of this group of women is their sincere ability to remain honest and true to themselves. Girls with diverse interests and backgrounds come from hometowns all over the country to share a wonderful four years together at UGA. AOII warmly welcomes you to the University of Georgia and wishes you the best of luck in Recruitment! GO DAWGS!
Alpha Omicron Pi
1190 S. Milledge Ave.
Athens, GA 30605
National Founding: Barnard College of Columbia University, January 2, 1897
Magazine: To Dragma
Mascot: Panda Bear