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. 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. In addition, AOIIs exhibit their commitment to be servant leaders as they participate in a project that raises funds for AOII’s philanthropy, arthritis research and the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization.
AOII's philanthropic mission is to raise money for and spread awareness and understanding of arthritis and its more than 100 related diseases. By holding Strike Out Arthritis! events both at the chapter and international level, we are 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!
In addition to raising money and awareness for arthritis and related diseases, our sisters recognize the importance of giving back in many other ways.