Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on a promise to serve both one another and the community. We not only strive to exceed the expectation within our fraternity, but also when we focus our attention on the world around us. To be of service to others is one of the founding principles of AOΠ. The international philanthropy of Alpha Omicron Pi is Arthritis research and the American Juvenile Arthritis Organization. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children. Since 1967, over $2 million has been raised by AOΠs to help researchers find a cure for this crippling disease.