About AXO at SMU

Since our founding in 1885, Alpha Chi Omega has grown into one of the nation’s largest and most well endowed social sororities, whose motto and mission is to help each of its members “Seek the Heights.” Dedicated to advancing “the intellectual, social and moral culture” of its members, Alpha Chi Omega now proudly has more than 200,000 members in more than 130 collegiate chapters and 200 alumnae chapters nationwide.

The core values of Alpha Chi are the foundation of our chapter. We hold ourselves to the highest of standards in Academic Interest, Character, Financial Responsibility, Leadership and Personal Development.  

Fast Facts

Fraternity Founded: 1885

Iota Sigma Chapter Founded: 1994

Motto- “Together Let Us Seek the Heights.”

Colors- Scarlet, Olive Green

Symbol- Grecian Lyre

Flower- Red Carnation


To see beauty even in the common things of life,
to shed the light of love and friendship round me;
to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life;
to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace;
to appreciate every little service rendered;
to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may;
and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity.
This is to be my symphony.

Campus Involvement 

Student Senate

Student Foundation

National Society of Collegiate Scholars

Conduct Board

Loyd Commons Lead Mentor

Dance Marathon

SMU Catholic

Society of Women Engineers

Lyle Ambassadors

Engineers Without Borders

SMU Med-Life

Commons Council


Finance Club

Marketing Club

Mustang Heroes

SMU Cheer

Baking Club

Lyle Scholar


Mustang EMS

Boulevard Investment Group

Pi Tau Sigma

Watermark College Ministry

Dining Ambassador

Admissions Ambassador

SMU Women’s Rowing

Chi Epsilon – Civil Engineering Honors


Intern at Meadows Museum

Students in Switzerland Leader

Mustang Corral Guide

Mustang Counseling



AARO Orientation Leader

President’s Scholar

Dedman College Scholar


SMU College Republicans


Alternative Breaks


Club Golf

Program Council

Best Buddies

SMU Pom Squad

Research Assistant

Mustang Band



Engaged Learning

Habitat for Humanity

Embrey Human Rights Program

SMU Preschool


Spoon University


Phi Alpha Delta – Pre-Law Fraternity

Dedman Manager

BBA Scholar

Meadows Chorale

Persian Student Society

President’s Commission for the Status of Women

Rho Gamma

Minority Association of Pre Med Students

Panhellenic Executive Board

SMU Look

Women in Science and Engineering

Chemistry Society

Campus Services Student Advisory Panel

Hunt Scholar

Reading for a Reason

Honor Council

Her Campus

Club Volleyball

Retail Club

University Honors Program


Chemistry Lab Researcher


Senate Finance Committee


Student Leadership Initiative

Dedman College Ambassadors

Alpha Kappa Psi

Pi Lambda Theta

Not On My Campus

Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Health Honors


Eta Sigma Pi

Meadows Scholar

Bhakti Yoga Club

Sisters Supporting Sisters

SERV Volunteer at Texas Health


Hospital Heroes

Golden Key International Honor Society

Ad Team

Theta Tau

Mock Trial

Russian Club