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Alpha Chi Omega is, at its core, an organization built by and for real strong women.


Back when America was getting used to the notion that women belonged in college at all, the dean of DePauw’s School of Music, Professor James Hamilton Howe, invited seven of his female students to form a women's society within the school. Those women, our founders, took professor Howe's suggestion a step further and formed a women's fraternity, only the sixth of its kind in the country on October 15th, 1885.

Previously known as the Alpha Chi Omega Fashion Show and Silent Auction, the Real Chic Women Fashion Show has been a tradition at Texas Christian University for over 30 years. The ladies of Iota Lambda have worked in a combined effort with the Women's Center of Tarrant County to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. There are many ways to participate in giving and help us reach our largest fundraising goal yet! From becoming a donor as a friend or family member, a sponsor as a business, or bidding on Silent Auction baskets at the event, you have many ways to support Alpha Chi Omega and Domestic Violence Awareness through our 2024 Fashion Show, benefitting The Women's Center of Tarrant County.

The Women's Center of Tarrant County is a non-profit organization dedicated to being a hub of resources for survivors of domestic violence.  The money we raise through donations goes directly to The Women's Center to provide essential services and raise awareness of the problem right here in Fort Worth. They provide a wide variety of services including rape crisis and victim services, violence education and prevention, and general counseling. Over the past five years, the Iota Lambda chapter of Alpha Chi Omega has been one of the largest donors to the Women's Center and has built a meaningful partnership. 

The Real Chic Women Fashion Show

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