“We wanted a fraternity that should carry on the delightful fellowships and cooperation of college days into the workaday years ahead and to do so magnanimously. Above all, we wanted a high and active special purpose to justify existence and a simple devotion to some worthy end.”
–Stella George Stern Perry, founder
Our flower is the Jacqueminot Rose, with its deep red color, it is the symbol of the central and essential virtue of the Fraternity. Where other fraternities place a crest, our founders found that beauty and simplicity of the rose was enough. Additionally, crests are known to be medieval, while AOII was founded upon Greek ideals.