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!
December 2021: Strike Out Arthritis hockey game event in collaboration with two Fraternities- Tau Kappa Epsilon and Sigma Pi. $2850 total was raised, with $2150 going to the Arthritis Society and $700 to the winning team Sigma Pi's philanthropy, Cystic Fibrosis Canada
March 2022: For our Pi Day event, we teamed up with local sorority Tau Sigma Phi and raised $520! 30% of the funds went to TSP's philanthropy Black Women in Motion and the remaining split between Interval House Ottawa and the Arthritis Society
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.
During the 2021-22 school year, our chapter hosted many events and fundraisers which benefited some great organizations!
November 2021: Cleaned up 50 lbs of garbage along the Ottawa River with Deep Blue Cleanup
February 2022: Clothing and toiletry drive for Interval House Ottawa with more than 600 items donated!
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.