Our International Philanthropy

Serving the world around us is one of AOII’s founding principles. While local chapters are encouraged to support philanthropic opportunities in their communities, all chapters support AOII’s international philanthropy , which is arthritis. Since 1967, the Fraternity has enjoyed an important partnership with the Arthritis Foundation . AOII's philanthropic mission is to raise money for and spread awareness and understanding of arthritis and its more than 100 related diseases.

Dollars donated to the Arthritis Foundation support arthritis research, Juvenile Arthritis Power Packs, Juvenile Arthritis Camps and Conferences and so much more.

Strike Out Arthritis!

By holding Strike Out Arthritis! events, AOII is collectively able to contribute millions of dollars toward education initiatives, assistance for families affected by arthritis, and new research that will hopefully one day find a cure!

AOII's International Philanthropy, The Arthritis Foundation, is a cause that is so special to us as an organization. More than 23 million people struggle with Arthritis each day, and it limits their ability to do daily activities such as standing, bending, walking, and climbing stairs. Together, AOII chapters around the world raise money each year as an effort to help Arthritis stop hurting.Kappa Tau chapter hosts an annual "Strike Out Arthritis" bowling tournament to raise money for our philanthropy. We are honored each year to raise awareness for this cause by having family, friends, and even children with juvenile arthritis in attendance, whom our girls have met through attending Juvenile Arthritis camps during the summer. Our favorite time of the year comes in mid-June when our sisters travel to Camp M.A.S.H. (Make Arthritis Stop Hurting), a Juvenille Arthritis camp benefiting children in the surrounding areas that struggle with this disease. Children are able to participate in activities such as ziplining, horeseback riding, and canoeing; all things that allow them to overcome their limitations and empower them to realize that they are just like everyone else.

Supporting the AOII Foundation

The promise to serve can be seen in the relationships between sisters as we work together to help others, or contribute to the AOII Foundation to enable scholarships and aid to other sisters.

The AOII Foundation’s Mission Statement is to invest in our sisters and inspire a lifetime of giving to innovative leadership, educational and philanthropic causes. We are proud to support the AOII Foundation which is able to offer our members academic and leadership scholarship opportunities, as well as grants and emergency assistance to sisters in dire need.

Local Philanthropic Efforts

Mothers Against Drunk Driving, also know as MADD, is our local philanthropy that we serve as Kappa Tau chapter. Each year, we host a 5k MADD Dash, during which family, friends, and members of the Greek community gather on campus to participate in the run. This foundation is very dear to our hearts, as we honor one of our late sister's whose life was taken too short by a drunk driving accident.Each year our 5k has a different theme, this past year's being "Color Run"! Pariticpants recieve a t-shirt and a number upon arrival, and gear up for the route throughout campus. We always love when MADD Dash comes around each fall because we not only get to be in community with the people we love, but we get to raise our voices for an amazing cause.

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Serving Others

Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on a promise to serve not only one another but the greater community as well. This commitment reflects a philosophy of friendship, concern, and usefulness in the world.

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