Upon her initiation, each member of AOII receives a pin, which we call our AOII Badge. The Greek letters, Alpha, Omicron, and Pi are superimposed one upon the next in order. The Badge may only be worn by initiated members.
Alpha Omicron Pi's color is Cardinal.
Since 1976, AOII has adopted the Panda Bear as our unofficial mascot, or symbol to the world. We love pandas because they have no known natural enemies, and we give stuffed panda bears to children with Juvenile Arthritis each year.
Charter Member Pin
Charter Members of new AOII chapters wear a golden rose pin until their initiation. The Rose represents new growth in the Fraternity.
Alpha Omicron Pi's jewel is the Ruby.
General Jaqueminot Rose
The 19th Century French rose, General Jacqueminot, a deep red rose, was chosen as the flower of Alpha Omicron Pi because its color is the symbol of the central and essential virtue of the Fraternity. AOII is the only women's fraternity that does not use a crest. Our Founders felt that the beauty and simplicity of our Badge possessed enough significance to stand alone. Crests are medieval, and AOII was founded on Greek ideals, therefore, they thought a crest would be inappropriate. Where other groups might use a crest, we display the rose.
The wheat indicates usefulness in its harvest. The binding together of the wheat into a sheaf gave Alpha Omicron Pi the new member pin (shown), the name for the magazine (To Dragma), and the rings for the chapter president and international president.