The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega
Celia McClure (1890-1983), a member of Delta Chapter at Allegheny College, wrote The Symphony of Alpha Chi Omega.
It appeared in the January 1912 issue of The Lyre magazine and was adopted as our official symphony in 1914. Because it reflects our tradition of harmony, it remains popular more than a century later and is read at many gatherings and events.
To see beauty even in the common things of life;
to shed the light of love and friendship round me;
to keep my life in tune with the world that I shall make no discords in the harmony of life;
to strike on the lyre of the universe only the notes of happiness, of joy, of peace;
to appreciate every little service rendered;
to see and appreciate all that is noble in another, be her badge what it may;
and to let my lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity.
This is to be my symphony.