The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Omega was founded at the University of Oregon on June 22, 1921. At Alpha Chi we believe in inspiring women to reach their potential through leadership, sisterhood and community service. We take pride in our campus involvement, our academic success and bleed green and yellow! Currently, we have almost 200 active members. In 2014 we were awarded with Outstanding Intellectual Development and Academic Support chapter of the year at the University of Oregon Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards.


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Barb Unck, our amazing housemother, and her trusted companion Charlie!  Barb is genuinely caring, loving and does a wonderful job making Alpha Kappa our home away from home. She has been the House Director for Alpha Kappa for the past 15 years and we cannot imagine what our chapter would be like without her. Barb is a die-hard Duck fan, as well as a Daisy Duck so you can always spot her in the crowd at sporting events! Not only does Barb play a large role in supporting our teams, but she also supports us! From cheering us on at Greek Week, to setting out study snacks during midterms and finals, Barb plays a major role here at Alpha Chi. Barb even won House Mom of the year at the 2014 University of Oregon Fraternity and Sorority Life Awards! We are so blessed to have a Real Strong Woman like Barb in our lives!


Alpha Kappa of Alpha Chi Omega Alumni Holding Association owns and maintains the chapter house. The House Corporation is committed to providing a safe, efficient, and attractive living environment for collegiate members.  

The responsibility for governance of the Corporation is held by an elected alumnae Board of Directors of ten members plus voting representatives from the Chapter, including Chapter Advisor, Housing Advisor, and three Chapter Executive Officers.

Alpha Kappa House Corporation received Gold Certification for performance in key areas of responsibility from the National Housing Corporation of Alpha Chi Omega for the 2015-2016 school year at the 2016 National Convention in Orlando, FL.

House Corporation was also recognized at Convention 2016 with two awards: Project of the Year - Special Project was awarded for completion of a remodel of the 3rd floor bedrooms. Also received was the Branding Award for the Symphony stenciled on the walls of the dining room.

Contact the HC Board at:


President: Mollie McCredie Brantley AK ’66

VP: Kathy Kingsbury AK ’75

Secretary: Paula Russell Cates AK ’87

Treasurer: DeAnn Estano Cherbas AK ’71



Linda Wilder Shineman AK ’60

Kathy Coblentz Yates GK ’72

Penny Carpenter Shephard AK ’72

Sue Strankman Paiement AK ’74

Kris Lewis Parker AK ‘79

Laurie Wright Brody AK ‘80

Emily Bol AK ‘15