There are a few things you should do before you begin your journey to starting a chapter:
Brittany Shifflett is Sigma Alpha Omega®’s current Expansion Director. She is happy to answer any and all questions you may have regarding starting your own chapter. Please email her to request information regarding starting a chapter: email@example.com.
Q: How long will it take to start a chapter of SAO on my campus?
A: Starting a chapter will take approximately one full semester.
Q: What are the benefits of being in a nationally recognized Christian sorority?
A: There are many benefits to being part of a nationally recognized Christian sorority. Here are just a few:
Q: Do I have to be a specific denomination to be a part of the sorority?
A: Not at all! SAO is an nondenominational/interdenominational organization. All we ask is that you have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It's really awesome to know that we're not called to be a specific denomination, but to simply be followers of Christ. Therefore, we will never try to force you to adhere to a specific doctrine or become a member of a certain church.
Q: What types of activities does SAO participate in?
A: Each chapter holds different types of events. Some chapters that are within commuting distance of each other will sometimes hold joint activities. Activities always/often include: Bible studies, prayer walks, praise & worship events, service projects, fundraisers, sleepovers, holiday socials, game nights, semi-formals, intramural sports and formals among others.
Q: Is there a Christian fraternity?
A: YES! Sigma Alpha Omega® was formed from Chi Alpha Omega Christian fraternity. Some of our chapters have brother chapters of XAO, while others do not. However, some of our chapters have other brother fraternities on their campuses.