The collegiate membership experience is based on these promises: to live our values, to learn, to lead and to serve. Membership within Alpha Omicron Pi offers women an exceptional experience through countless opportunities for personal and professional development and leadership and learning experiences. AOII offers four years of educational development that are tailored to our women, helping our members to be the best that they can be.
"The reason why I chose Alpha Omicron Pi is because of the philanthropy. After having six anterior cruciate ligament reconstructions in my knee with multiple other recontructions in my knees before I was even 18 years old, is a battle that I struggle with every single day. After having 7 knee surgeries before I entered college my bones have endured an intense battle and now I struggle with osteo arthritis in both of my knees, hips, and right elbow, before my sophomore year. Arthritis, you think of it as though it is an old persons disease and your hips and bones ache and thats the end of the story. This is not true. With osteo arthritis, some days my knees simply do not bend or straighten out to walk properly (especially on rainy days or when about about to be a girl for the month). With the battle of not being able to strengthen my legs properly I struggle with retearing my ligaments due to the fact that my ligaments and tendons are as bad as a rotton rubber band that snaps. Arthritis never stops, it sprends and it worsens. For every year since I was in middle school I have torn my ACL because of arthritis eating at my knees. Simply putting a foot down on the cold morning floor when getting out of bed is an absolute battle.This is why I chose AOII, because knowing that I have 140+ sisters that have a passsion to raise money to help bring awareness of such a discusting and life altering disease that I struggle with every single day makes me know that this is my home. Why AOII, because it makes me want to be a stronger woman than I was the day before. Why AOII because my sisters understand that some days I can not move the ways that they move because they understand arthritis, they have just as much of a burning passion as I do to beat this awful disease and help find a cure. That is why I chose Alpha Omicron Pi, because my sisters do not think in short term plans they think in long term as to finding a cure to Arthritis." -Hannah Cypret