There are two points at which you may join Alpha Chi Omega: as a collegian and as a post-college adult (what we call an alumna initiate). Here’s how the processes work at each stage.
We’re excited to meet you and get acquainted. The best way for this to happen is for you to participate in recruitment at your school.
Alpha Chi Omega is a member of the National Panhellenic Conference
, so our member recruitment process follows that organization’s guidelines. 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 you’d like to participate, contact the fraternity/sorority office on your campus for recruitment dates and registration procedures.
We also recruit new members through a process called continuous recruitment. That means we can get to know you through more informal settings, such as community service, philanthropic events or campus activities. We also ask our current members to recommend outstanding young women for membership.
However you meet us, it’s important to remember that membership in Alpha Chi Omega is determined by mutual choice—yours and ours. Our recruitment processes—formal and informal—let us learn about one another to see if we have a good match.
It’s also important for you to know that as we seek 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.
Alpha Chi Omega is open to women in all stages of life. If you are no longer in college and have never been a part of a national sorority, you may choose to pursue membership as an alumna initiate.
Through our alumna initiates program
, we’ve initiated women who are friends, faculty members, house directors, mothers of Alpha Chi Omegas, and even women in our communities looking for an organization in which to believe and belong.