J.P. Barnard was so influential at Columbia that they named a college
after him: Barnard College.
Some years later, it was at Barnard College that 4 young ladies founded Alpha Omicron Pi.
Alpha Omicron Pi was founded on January 2, 1897 at Barnard College
of Columbia University in New York City. Our four founders were
truly amazing women: Jessie Wallace Hughan, Helen St. Clair Mullan,
Stella George Stern Perry, and Elizabeth Heywood Wyman.
The object of the Fraternity shall be to encourage a spirit of Fraternity and love among its members; to stand at all times for character, dignity, scholarship, and college loyalty; to strive for and support the best interest of the colleges and universities in which chapters are installed, and in no way to disregard, injure, or sacrifice those interests for the sake of prestige or advancement of the Fraternity or any of its chapters.