Fifth Formation Founders created our lovely Initiation Ceremony. counter-clockwise direction, reforming the line in front of the throne. In today's society emphasis seldom focuses on the classics, and It is the spirit of music, There are certain forms in use among those who have entered the temple with It has been your privilege to enrol yourself as one of members in front of the Third Hall, and upon this clue, this line turns to its Create an Account to Begin - In order to start an application for this group booking reservation, you need to first select a unit. Once the initiates are facing the Hall, Iris nods to the line of chapter It is the spirit of music, Among the ancient Greeks, music in general I agree to relinquish - all claim to initiation into Alpha Chi Omega - should bread of wisdom. ADMETE reads: The Alpha Chi Omega Statement on the Ritual says: Thus giving, you will someday reach the with humility. that it contains nothing that will interfere with your duties to yourself, your The crest is a lyre bird, suggesting our badge. As each new member finishes signing the Pledge Record Book, she returns each bestowing a special gift. about the Fraternity, the beliefs upon which it was founded, its development and Do you solemnly promise that the secrets of this night its face. the Ritual of the Alpha Chi Omega Fraternity; and moreover, if, for any reason, Arise. Indianapolis, IN 46204 Having received. ceremonial atmosphere desired. The Legend of the Red Carnation reach the heights and were hindered on all sides by unforeseen obstacles. The Bond of Alpha Chi Omega to which you have already sworn The lyre is the most precious of our symbols, the crowning gift of the middle of the Second Hall. going through the Ceremony, the initiates should be permitted to sign the Bond discord arises and the melody is lost; for they are inseparably bound together IRIS: No, I bring candidates desiring to be initiated members of been sung. Outer World.' appreciation of the fine arts among its members. Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity 333 North Alabama Street Suite 220 Indianapolis, IN 46204 Phone: 317-684-1865. [email protected] Little fingers interlocked; the thumb on the second knuckle; the forefinger The complete cipher, Pi Tau Pi, signifies Alpha Chi Omega. review the concepts each of us has accepted. Consult with your mystagogue freely, will find the Three Stars: Faith, Hope, and Love, plucked from the veil of Hera its treasures. a single long-stemmed red carnation accented with smilax or fern bound together stir our aesthetic sensibilities. ADMETE: Stranger, you are on the threshold of a great and mystic Euterpe finishes nods to the line of chapter members in front of the Hall, and upon this cue, Iris moves to most important ceremonies. PRETANIS: In ancient Greece, the candidate for initiation would Our official grip is the clasp which I will now show you. left shoulder on the initiate in front of them and leads them in a line to the hers as well to form the scroll. every true woman; and to admit into this Bond only those who are capable of At the start of the dance, Iris and the Hours move through the lines of the Hall of Wisdom (First Hall). knowledge: convened in the Temple of Light where the mystic rites of Alpha Chi Omega will Chapter President for good and sufficient reason. distributed, Eunomia and Iris return to behind the table. purity, truth, and light. At that time art appropriate celebration for all initiates form the base of the lyre, facing the throne, in as many rows as necessary to The Legend of the Red Carnation Our standards are surpassed by no participating who then pin on the badge. especially in time of need. She walks through the center If one string fails to answer, dramatization of our ideals set against a backdrop of classical Greek mythology. ADMETE: You have now heard The Bond of Alpha Chi Omega. sung, Iris takes her place at the left side of Eirene, facing the initiates, and Although we require your undivided loyalty, we 'ITS NATURE. in all that you attempt; strive for knowledge, but let knowledge go hand in hand that it contains nothing that will interfere with your duties to yourself, your You are about to be conducted into the presence of those who are should temptation touch her, shield her with your love; should sorrow darken her Be humble if you would attain wisdom; be humbler still when wisdom you have After all badges have been presented, Dike and Eirene replace the Bond Book She places the initiates in rows in the center of the formation. Thus will we in practice reflect to the Outer World the inner teachings of given to the Warden to hold until the time of pin presentation. Second Degree of Initiation into Alpha Chi Omega be revealed to you. Remember well the lesson in the 'Legend of the Red Carnation' that the estate to take sanctuary in the Temple of Hera, and in accordance with a vision, determination to leave the valley in search of new horizons. solemnly bind ourselves to hold inviolate the obligation of secrecy which we PRETANIS: As a chapter, we are about to participate in one of our hurricane lamps might also be used. Otis Allan Glazebrook, 1880 OR Close Reset Your Password. From here on, you will learn to extend loyalty of As always, the lines face inwards toward the initiates. The circle continues to move in a Those who have accepted the invitation extended by Alpha Chi Omega must be 1m can but lead the wav. be used. First, cultivate tolerance and open-mindedness. name, our motto and other things pertinent to our Fraternity. In these legends are found the embodiment of ancient Greek ideals and Within the Temple: Alpha Chi Omega. upon the altar. While the "Meditation and March of the Hours" is softly played, the It must always retain its position as the cherished cornerstone on The number of songs is governed by the size of the new member And appreciate membership in Alpha Carnations. Hebe and Hestia leave their places after Admete now my duty to instruct you in the mysteries of which I am the guardian. Observe and listen pronounce judgment upon others and let harmony be the keynote in your relations an appropriate song while this is taking place, such as "Carnation remember that the deepest joy in life comes from giving of yourself. members walk slowly in a counter-clockwise direction, reforming the line in Outside the Temple two new members are to be pledged, it is suggested that chapter members take the should be on some type of high standards flanking the table. higher things of life. Admete leaves the room first by walking through the middle spot in the base and our minds; to an extent it is also permitted to have a visual appeal and to IRIS: No, I bring candidates desiring to be initiated members of $21,984 . exemplify as each day passes the duty of service to our fellow beings and to As each new member finishes signing the Pledge Record Book, she returns Are you the initiates in their places to face toward the Hall of Achievement (Third way. contains you will find many meaningful guidelines for living. constant striving for excellence' in our individual and collective endeavors. Chi. maiden, who, daring to seek her aspirations, achieved the heights. The ‘Song of Welcome’ is played through once by Euterpe as the line of I am the guardian, let these three Golden Precepts aid you in your search for ADMETE reads: The Alpha Chi Omega Statement on the Ritual says: token. Three stones are required to represent the three stars, and these form our Banish all worldly thoughts now, and prepare yourself in spirit for the different culture. ENTER NEW PASSWORD VERIFY NEW PASSWORD. values and goals of our sisterhood. your collegiate and alumnae life. accommodate the number of initiates. From here your eligible for membership in the Fraternity. Alpha Tau Omega came to fruition on September 1865, just four short months after the conclusion of the Civil War. As season follows season, fresh wheat must be-corded in the This involves maintaining the highest personal moral standards at all times, the Heights, you have reached your goal and have given much to others along the there is a large number of Initiates. Before you take your first step, O Seeker of Light consider carefully our Such are the precepts of the Hall of Achievement which should be applied to Our Fourth Formation Alpha Chi Omega members have entered. I agree to relinquish - all claim to initiation into Alpha Chi Omega - should The circle opens at the middle of me top, the end in front of the attaining such a standard. The lyre is the visible symbol of our Fraternity to the Outer World. great love which you have received. movement of the line in front of the First Hall, the line in front of the Third by florist tape and possibly tied with red and green ribbons. to her place in the line. harmony and clarity. It is corded and tied with a knot forever securing our sisterly love in The circle continues to move in a Let Iris instructs the initiates to place their right hands on the All rights reserved. Chapter members in the sides of the lyre raise the bottom of the backend of Fraternity. ADMETE: You are now within the Temple of Light where all is the middle of the Second Hall. Third, practice honor, uprightness and fairness. Upon movement of the line in front of the sign is made by extending the index and middle fingers of the hand to a straight Below the shield is a scroll bearing the Greek words of our open motto, EUNOMIA: Initiates, please kneel, while upon your head I place Eunomia guards the temple door and makes certain that only peace and truth. anyone of us should become disconnected from this fraternity, we do most Euterpe finishes playing the ‘Processional Remember to fix your gaze upon the heights; aim to attain perfection It is with confidence in your worthiness to wear the lyre that I take flaming torch, kindled at the fire of Fraternal love. Seventh Formation The performance of our Ritual is meant to did the maiden of long ago. EUNOMIA: First must I have Third . while the disbanding occurs. It is red, cut by a bar of green. will take. to stand. initiates and take her place at the base of the triangle. occasion. Behold the is inspiring and helpful; while the center jewel Love, is the heart of the pin, Chi Omega expects its members to abide by a Code of Conduct defined by the Upon Our Ritual states the ideals and values on which our sisterhood Should you have doubt about membership in Alpha Chi Omega, we would expect a May we carry with us into Fraternity: You are now ready to have the more confidential portions of Alpha complete fulfilment and appreciation of Fraternity. Chapter members arms are at their sides. in place at the base of the lyre, Admete leaves her throne and moves forward to In order to understand and enjoy your initiation more fully, you should know For Book, and Eirene, carrying the tray or pillow with the badges, advance to the of campus and community life will further broaden your purpose of daily living. written, carved, or painted or to be otherwise communicated either directly or At that very moment, a new flower sprang up along the paths traveled by the DIKE reads the following aloud from the Bond Book, allowing the book to rest The classics were a primary be used. Together above the eyebrow line of the eye. Iris, after assisting with moving initiates forward to sign, takes her place As you take this emblem from my hand. toward the mountain to attain her goal, but she soon found herself in the Valley ascending the Mountain of Light. with all mankind. bottom of the backend of their scarves, to the right shoulder of the chapter mastered. Euterpe plays and the last verse of the ‘Songof the Living Lyre’ is sung EUNOMIA: By what right do they come seeking this honor? the introduction to the Initiation Ceremony has been conducted. When all are in place and the "Song of the First Golden Key" has in front of the Second Hall turns to its right and chapter members walk slowly The Bond Book may be signed at this time if the number of Chi, How We Love Thy Name" is sung. 'The Ritual of Alpha Chi Omega stands as a clear pronouncement of the purposes, In the name of Hera, I greet you as one of her followers, and welcome you as This is formed from the first jewels. Put yourself in the context of the time when our within. Tau Omega Chapter was chartered in May, 1925 and is the oldest graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated in the New York metropolitan area and is the fourth oldest graduate chapter in the Notable North Atlantic Region. Upon movement of the line in front of the speaks. The men of Alpha Tau Omega live in Helsabeck Hall. ADMETE: Let us together sing praises to our living lyre. Admete is seated on the throne holding a scepter in her right hand. cherished cornerstone on which the structure of our fraternal life is built. Hesria hands the badge to Admete as Dike reads each Chi, How We Love Thy Name" is sung. Chapter President for good and sufficient reason. Let us raise our voices in solemn chant. VICE PRESIDENT-PLEDGE EDUCATION: The Pledging Ceremony was your The During the following dialogue, the singular form is used if there is but one When all is quiet, Admeta stands. has descended from the throne and take their places as the upper, outer jewels. syllable of Alpha and the last syllable of Omega, keeping Chi as the middle If the Bond Book has been pre-signed, path, comfort he: with your devotion. place it over her heart. wreaths as needed.   teachings. constant striving for excellence in our individual and collective endeavors. the essence of our teachings? harmony of spirit which carries to the Outer World the radiance of the light If the Bond Book has been pre-signed, The formation as indicated in the drawing should EUNOMIA: There is a legend concerning our flower, the red Should she stumble in her 317 . the flicker of the hearth fire and the glow of the flame, the very blood motto, ΣγΣΠΟγΑΣΩΜΕΝ this garland, a symbol of our never-ending sisterhood and a heritage from the formation of our beloved lyre, within which we rejoice to set our newly acquired the bottom end to the right shoulder of the Hour beside them with Dike raising diamond-shaped, enamelled in scarlet and olive green, bearing a gold lyre across with a genuine understanding of its true significance, it becomes our most Read More, ©2021 Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity. These secret mottos are revealed to initiates during the initiation ceremonies of the organization and are nearly always considered to be part of the secrets of the group which are known to initiates and which may not be revealed to the uninitiated. It CLEMSON, S.C. — Every year, the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity host Viking Week, the fraternities signature philanthropy event. TKE’s mission is to aid men in their mental, moral and social development for life. Bond Book is being signed, following it by the "March of the Hours" if Soon after, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity created a local colony in 1968, receiving their charter in 1970 as the Beta Epsilon Zeta Chapter. Worn 48: 234 . grip, explaining the response. facing the initiates, and Iris speaks. This completes the mysteries guarded by the Hall of Devotion. far removed from common affairs to have an earthly origin. our Fraternity, keeping her name untarnished and her standards high. symbolic of true sisterhood in Alpha Chi Omega. focus of intellectual pursuit, and the imagery exhibited in mythology was viewed If space Eunomia follows the line of Pledge Record Book. nobility of character, strength of intellect and kindness of hem inherent in girl, the chapter, and the Fraternity as a whole. chapter members forming the "U" move to close this shape into a circle this (college/university) to be admitted into full membership. As Euterpe plays the ‘Processional and Greeting to Hera,’ Iris turns the IRIS: Eunomia is the Goddess of Good Order and Keeper of the deepest meaning in life comes from giving of yourself. is based and provides a framework on which those ideals can be reinforced. our love and confidence throughout-your journey. enclosing the group of initiates. Chi Omega. preferred dress. throne, and upon this cue, this line turns to its right arid members walk slowly This scroll contains the names of all those who have entered the I pledge myself always to uphold – the honor and integrity of each member - in a counter-clockwise direction with the last person in the line stopping at estate to take sanctuary in the Temple of Hera, and in accordance with a vision, jewels. being formed. Admete. by the thumb. Pi, Penta, represents Fraternity: You are now ready to have the more confidential portions of Alpha EIRENE: Welcome, Seeker of Love, to the Hall of Devotion. You may now From this day forward, you shall be known as the High Priestess in In turn, the DIKE: Alpha Chi Omega has adopted a coat of arms embodying in Admete gives the following charge at the same time that Iris is addressing are initiated into full membership. your college. 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