A legacy is a potential member whose relative is also a sorority or fraternity member. If you’re an Alpha Chi Omega legacy, that means your sister, mother, grandmother or great-grandmother is an Alpha Chi Omega member. We value those connections. We value the loyalty and devotion of our members. So we’re especially interested in meeting young women who are legacies.
All that said, recruitment remains a mutual selection process. In many of our chapters, in fact, there are sometimes more legacies participating in recruitment than space allows. So being a legacy does not guarantee membership. Ultimately, it is the chapter’s choice as to which women are invited to join. And it’s your choice whether to accept.
There are some inherent recruitment benefits. If you’re a legacy, our chapters are required to invite you to a minimum of one invitational round. And should you be invited to what’s called “preference round,” you’re automatically placed at the top of the chapter's preferential bid list. Once a legacy comes to a preference round, the choice is hers.To make sure your prospective chapter knows you’re a legacy, be sure to have your Alpha Chi family member submit a recommendation form and review our legacy policy.