Connect on Campus

Connect on Campus is an Arthritis Foundation program in partnership with Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) to connect college students with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases to resources and support through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network. This Network guides teens and young adults, like you, to connection opportunities both online and in-person* (*when it is safe to do so!) and to tools and resources assisting you as you navigate college life while managing your arthritis.

College life can be both exciting and scary. Add arthritis to the mix and it can be even more challenging. Connect on Campus provides support, resources and connection to students living with arthritis to help each other out. The Connect on Campus Care Pack is filled with helpful tools and materials to kick start your semester and  to empower you to live your best life while in college.

What’s included with a Connect on Campus Care Pack? Tools to help you with everyday tasks and information to support you while in college. While supplies last.

  • Reusable Tote Bag
  • Tumbler for hot or cold drinks
  • Cold/Hot Wrap
  • Wrist Support Wrap
    And more….

We are currently out of Connect on Campus Kits. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected] for more information. 


About Alpha Omicron Pi

We thank AOII for their leadership in partnering with the Arthritis Foundation to develop Connect on Campus.

Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII) was founded in 1897 at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City. AOII has over 190,000 initiated members and 141 current installed collegiate chapters, with 158 active alumnae chapters across the United States and Canada. Alpha Omicron Pi is an international women’s fraternity promoting friendship for a lifetime, inspiring academic excellence and lifelong learning and developing leadership skills through service to the Fraternity and community.

Learn more about Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity

Interested in joining AOII? Follow this link to see if there’s a Chapter on your campus.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

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Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.