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!

Every fall Kappa Omicron hosts "Smoke Out Arthritis" to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. By holding this event every year, we strive to bring the Rhodes community together and raise money toward a pain-free future for 60 million Americans. This fall we raised over $3000 which was all donated to the Arthritis Foundation!

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

Locally Kappa Omicron supports the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis. Over the past several years, members have had the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference in the greater Memphis community. The Boys & Girls Club "provides a safe place for more than 4 million youth, giving them an opportunity to discover their great futures." As a chapter, we are proud to be involved with this organization and hope to help the younger generation in Memphis reach its full potential.

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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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