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!

Our two annual Strike Out Arthritis events include our fall Picnic at the Pi philanthropy event and Hoop-It in the spring semester. Picnic at the Pi is a burger grill-out open to the public that provides both AOIIs and others the opportunity to meet one another and enjoy a tasty meal with all of the funds raised benefitting the Arthritis Foundation! Hoop-It is our spring basketball tournament that gives players, coaches, and spectators alike a fun day of cheering on their friends and participating in friendly competition while still giving back to our national philanthropy. Events such as these keep our chapter connected to the Fraternity and allow each and every one of us to embody character, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty in our daily lives.

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

Zeta Chapter is incredibly passionate about giving back to the community which supports us in so many ways. Two of our larger philanthropic events, Milk and Cookies and April Flowers, are both opportunities for the public to get involved with our community service and give back locally while enjoying a sweet treat or bouquet of flowers! Alongside these events, members of the chapter can often be found volunteering with organizations local to Lincoln; examples of such include People's City Mission, CEDARS, Teammates, the Capital Humane Society, Pemberly Place Senior Living, Special Musicians, and Lincoln Public Schools.

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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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