AOII’s national philanthropy, the Arthritis Foundation, was chosen because it is the leading cause of disability for women.

AOII Alpha hosts an array of different philanthropic events throughout the year. Besides our two signature events, AOII Goes Blue in the Spring and AOKaraoke in the Fall, our chapter participates in many more service and volunteer opportunities here at Columbia and beyond. Sisters of Alpha Omicron Pi understand the importance of giving back and spend countless hours each year donating their time to help our local communities. Additionally, the Alpha Omicron Pi Foundation was established in 1977 in order to support the philanthropies and members of the organization through scholarships, financial aid and more.


aoII Goes Blue

To help raise funds for The Arthritis Foundation and garner needed attention towards this condition, our chapter sells blue wrist bands for members of our community to wear in unity and encourages peers to wear the color blue to promote arthritis awareness and research. Educational material (and sweet treats!) are provided on our tables at Lerner Ramps and the Diana Center the day of the event.



All Columbia groups and organizations are invited to participate in this bracket-style singing show-off. Whether you are a shower or professional singer, all voices are welcome to be part of this pitch perfect night! All proceeds from AOKaraoke go towards The Arthritis Foundation, the official philanthropy of Alpha Omicron Pi.


Community service

AOII Alpha’s philanthropic efforts do not stop once we leave campus. As impassioned advocates of service, our commitment to bettering our world truly has no boundaries. Our altruistic sisters are frequently found volunteering in Morningside Heights, in New York City, in another state, or even half way across the world in a completely different country!