According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, Domestic Violence (also called intimate partner violence (IPV), domestic abuse or relationship abuse) is defined as a pattern of behaviors used by one partner to maintain power and control over another partner in an intimate relationship.
If you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence, click below to be redirected to the National Domestic Violence Hotline website
"I fell in love with Alpha Chi’s philanthropy during recruitment because DVA is something that is so incredibly important but isn’t talked about enough. I found myself pondering if I had ever been educated on DVA and was so excited to join an organization that is so passionate about DVA so that I could educate myself as well as others. On a college campus especially, DVA can make a world of difference in someone’s life and I love seeing the impact that our chapter can have."
"I chose Alpha Chi Omega specifically for our philanthropy. As someone who has been manipulated and been a victim of sexual assault, this meant a lot to me that a group on campus and nationally cared a lot about women and the issues we face today. Learning more about DVA was a huge help for me while I was still processing what happened to me. 1 in 3 women will experience some type of assault in their lives and too many times it is brushed under the rug, protected, or ignored. My hope is that through AXO and DVA, I am able to spread awareness and resources to those who need them. It can be really hard to share your story, but the more people that demand justice and respect, the more we can help change our culture around us."
"I love to support Domestic Violence Awareness because I believe it is something that can be swept under the rug. It is so important to me to shed light on issues that sometimes go unnoticed in our society. Speaking up for those who sometimes feel like they cannot speak up for themselves because of certain circumstances is something that we should all be doing more of."