Our Story

The Zeta Phi chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded at Cornell in 1984 with 55 women. Over the past thirty years, the Zeta Phi chapter has flourished from its humble beginnings to its status as one of the most eminent sororities on Cornell's campus - an organization in which academic excellence, community involvementleadership, and strong sisterhood of women supporting women are exemplified through its 150 members. The Zeta Phi chapter is the oldest of the four Ivy League chapters of Alpha Chi Omega.

A Letter From The President


Emily Abbruzzese

2022 Chapter President
Joining Alpha Chi Omega was one of the best decisions I could have made during my Cornell experience. I joined during the infamous Covid semester and with the all the uncertainty going on in the world, Alpha Chi was a place I could turn to feel grounded again. I have met some of my best friends through this wonderful organization. I am so grateful for all of the academic and social support Alpha Chi has brought to my life and my fellow members. 

Through joining Alpha Chi I have also made incredible friendships with my fellow peers in Greek Life. I cannot imagine my time at Cornell without my sisters and friends in Greek Life supporting me. Whether it be attending a philanthropy concert or sisterhood movie nights, there is always something fun to do with the people I love.

Fast Facts

Our Values
financial responsibility 
personal development 
academic interest 
Our Colors 
scarlet red
olive green 
Our Symbols
red carnation


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