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Alpha Chi Omega Supports Survivors

Educating campus communities is essential to ending intimate partner abuse

Ending intimate partner abuse is the national philanthropic focus of Alpha Chi Omega, and members of the University of Kentucky chapter embrace the mission with passion and creativity.  

Educating campus communities is essential to ending intimate partner abuse. Most people report experiencing abuse for the first time between the ages of 18 and 24.  

Katie Smith, Vice President of Philanthropy says, “Alpha Chi Omega works to spread awareness about domestic violence through various fundraising and informative initiatives. We are diligent in our efforts to cultivate a safe and supportive environment within our chapter and on our campus.” 

One of their annual tabling events is ‘Donut Let Love Hurt’ during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, where they pass out information, have students share their green flags in relationships, and of course, donuts.  

The UK chapter of Alpha Chi started in 2016 and their annual fundraising events, Paint Wars and the Derby for Domestic Violence Awareness Gala, have already raised over $100,000 for our mission. 

They also volunteer for our annual Shop & Share event where they take over the Euclid Kroger location, securing many donations for our emergency shelter. 

We are so grateful for Alpha Chi and look forward to many more years of collaboration in creating a safer, more aware, and compassionate community for all. 

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