Our Sustained Legacy

From our founding over 150 years ago to our recolonization in the spring of 2015, Alpha Omicron has a rich history of brothers committed to meeting high expectations. Over time, the physical separation of the Lodge at Trail’s End from Grounds resulted in unreliable transportation and subsequently led to struggles in recruitment. As a result, Alpha Omicron elected to remove itself from fraternity life at the University in 2008. Through collaboration with the Chi Psi Central Office and committed Alpha Omicron alumni, we have now returned to the Grounds after what we believe to be one of our most successful recruitments to date.

The strong foundation of the rejuvenated membership is recruiting successfully and our alumni leadership is confident that Omicron is in capable hands. Chi Psi remains timeless in Charlottesville and is committed to the growth of its brothers in a social environment nurturing integrity, dignity, and maturity.

Fraternity Life at UVA Today

For more than 160 years, fraternities have offered enriching values-based experiences that focus on scholarship, leadership, service, and brotherhood. In recent years, fraternities and sororities at the University have significantly prospered, representing 35% of UVA’s undergraduate population. Beyond the brotherhood inherent in members, fraternities offer increased opportunities for leadership, development, personal growth, scholastic achievement, and philanthropic service. This commitment to excellence in leadership solidifies the prosperous future of fraternity life in Charlottesville.

By The Numbers

35% – Percentage of undergraduates that are members of a fraternity or sorority.
2,000 – Approximate number of men at UVA associated with a fraternity.
3.36 – Average GPA of a fraternity member.
32 – Number of active men’s fraternities.
44,788 – Number of community service hours completed by fraternity/sorority members in 2015-2016 academic year. Alpha Omicron proudly contributed 1,487 service hours.
$293,505 – Amount of funds raised in charitable donations by the Greek community last academic school year.