The badge of Alpha Omicron
Pi is composed of the three initial letters of the three words
of the Motto, superimposed one upon the next in order, which
gives the Fraternity its name. Badges may be worn by initiated
members only. Lending or giving the badge to any person not
a member of the Fraternity is prohibited. If it is worn with
another pin, it is to be placed above it and to the right.
No other pin, badge, insignia, such as a fraternity pin, Greek
letter indicating the name of a chapter or a symbol denoting
an office, may be attached to the badge in any way, whether
by a chain or by hanging it on the fastener. A bubble pin
guard may be slipped on the pin bar for safety.
The wheat indicates usefullness
in its harvest.
The binding together of
the wheat into a sheaf gave Alpha Omicron Pi the new member
pin, the name for the magazine, and the rings for the
president and international president.
unofficial, AOII considers the panda bear its mascot.
The panda is the only animal with no natural enemies.
While pearls or diamonds
in special badges, the only official jewel
of Alpha Omicron Pi is the ruby
Omicron Pi has only one color, cardinal. It is the color of
the Fraternity flower, the ruby and the ribbon sometimes worn
under the badge to welcome a new collegiate chapter.
The New Member Pin
binding together of
wheat into a sheaf in
the new member pin represents individuals
bound by the common
bond of Alpha Omicron Pi.
Century French rose,
General Jacqueminot, a
deep red rose, was chosen
as the flower of Alpha Omic- ron Pi because its color
is the symbol of the central and essential virtue of the
Fraternity. Its choice had no connection with any leg-end,
poem or story. This strong red rose, with its overtones
of courage and vigor, was selected for its richness of color
and frag-rance, combines with softness and modesty of bearing.
The Jacqueminot Rose is not available at most florists,
so any deep red rose which is available may be used.
the Greek, is translated
as "the sheaf." The name was selected for three
reasons: because it is a reminder of the common interest
whch unites all AOIIs; because it is a record of accomplishment,
or harvest; and because it fittingly describes the purpose
of such a publication, the uniting of members through