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.
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.
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!
In 2020, our chapter Theta Delta made our own spin of Strike Out Arthritis. We created an event called, Shop Out Arthritis. For the event, we collect gently used clothing items from our chapter members along with other chapters on campus, to make a miniature consignment store in our house. The clothes are then sold with AOII receiving a portion of the profits to give back to the Arthritis Foundation. It is such a fun event, where we can support our philanthropy while getting others involved and spreading awareness!
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.
Our Chapter serves the Troy community in a variety of ways. From volunteering with the Samaritan House, the Humane Society, Storm Relief, Women Shelters, and an after-school program called Common Ground. We are also very involved in giving to other chapter's philanthropies and supporting each other.