Lambda Omicron Xi (ΛΟΞ) is a community service-based sorority.
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. 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 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 Quarter 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Look out for a Facebook event for Fall Rush, or you may also visit the website for photos and more information!