When Alpha Chi Omega seeks new members, we look for young women who share our spirit and values—including individuality. We’re interested in meeting young women who share our standards of academic achievement, good character, financial responsibility, leadership ability and personal development.
If your college-age daughter is considering Alpha Chi Omega, there are two ways she might join. You also should know that Alpha Chi Omega is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference
, so our member recruitment process follows that organization’s guidelines.
Formal recruitment. We recruit most of our new members through the formal recruitment process (formerly known as rush) at the colleges and universities where we have chapters. If your daughter would like to participate, she should contact the fraternity/sorority office on her campus for recruitment dates and registration procedures.
Continuous recruitment. We also recruit new members through a process called continuous recruitment. That means we can get to know your daughter through more informal settings, such as community service, philanthropic events or campus activities. And we ask our current members to recommend outstanding young women for membership.
Legacies. We also take into consideration whether a young woman is a legacy
—a potential member whose relative is also an Alpha Chi Omega member. We value those connections and want very much to meet legacies. However, please know that being a legacy does not guarantee membership. Family members should complete a recommendation form
and review our legacy policy
However your daughter meets us, it’s important to remember that membership in Alpha Chi Omega is determined by mutual choice—the prospective members’ and ours. Our recruitment processes—formal and informal—lets us learn about one another to see if we have a good match.