During the 2001 school year, a transfer student named Stephanie Hoffman found herself unsatisfied with the community service organizations on campus. She transferred from University of California, Riverside where she was part of a local community service sorority. She liked the sorority because she was able to participate in community service events without a long term commitment to any one service organization besides the sorority. She also liked that it didn't require a huge fee every quarter. She researched some of the clubs and sororities on campus and even attended a few rush events, but didn’t find one like her old sorority. She decided to start a chapter of the UCR sorority at UC Davis, but there were too many requirements. Finally after some more thought, she started her own sorority during the summer of 2002 with Jasmine Wiest, Molly Hucklebridge, Katrina Jimenez and Katie Holmquist. Lambda Omicron Xi emphasizes community service as well as sisterhood and friendship. Well known for their distinct ladybug mascot, the sorority stands out as a strictly community service-based organization.
Lambda Omicron Xi is a sorority of diverse and intelligent young women who all possess a passion to make the world a better place. Sisters of Lambda Omicron Xi complete community service along side their sisters to make the community a better place while building the strong bonds of sisterhood. LOXi participates in a wide variety of community service activities. Some of these include: Habitat for Humanity, Putah Creek Habitat Restoration, Arboretum Plant Sales, ushering at theater events, Tree Davis plantings, Community Garden work parties, Kids' Farmers Markets by the Yolo County Food Bank, campus events, as well as helping out at local schools. LOXi also participates yearly in Relay for Life when it is held at the UC Davis Campus and chooses a new philanthropy to fundraise for each year.
Aside from helping the community, LOXi also strives to build the strong bonds of sisterhood through sisters-only socials and socials with other organizations on campus. Some of these include Winter Retreat in Tahoe, Spring Formal, service projects with other organizations, networking events, movie nights, study dates, and potlucks. Sisters also build bonds with each other through working on community service projects together.
Lambda Omicron Xi was awarded a Community Service Award given by ASUCD in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2012. In 2013 and 2014, LOXi was awarded the Gold and Outstanding UC Davis Community Service awards, respectively.
Lambda Omicron Xi will be Recruiting in Fall 2014 and Spring 2015. If you are interested in finding out more about the sorority and becoming a sister, please find a sister with flyers in the Quad during the first week of classes or email Loxiservice@gmail.com. Look out for a Facebook event for Fall Rush, or you may also visit the website for photos and more information! RUSH ΛΟΞ!
Fall 2014 Rush Events Schedule
10/14 Information Night Wellman 202 @ 8pm, come meet some of the sisters and learn what LOXi is all about!
10/15 Information Nights Wellman 216 @ 8pm, come meet some of the sisters and learn what LOXi is all about!
10/17 Cider & Dessert location TBA @ 7pm, come enjoy an evening with the sisters over chilled cider and delicious desserts!
10/19 Kickball & BBQ location TBA @ 12pm, show off your skills and have some laughs with the sisters of LOXi.
10/20 Sit-in Meeting, Wellman TBA, come see what it's like to be a sister at one of our regular meetings.
**You must attend ONE info night to be considered for membership and to find out the locations of the following rush events.
Look for LOXis flyering outside of the MU 10/7 through 10/13, tabling at the Silo on 10/14, or tabling at the Student Activities Fair 10/15 @ the Quad from 10am-2pm for more information and to meet some of our sisters!
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