We offer a variety of educational programs that enhance your membership and all that you’re learning in school. These include:
Chapter presidents from across the country gather for a weekend of learning. A typical agenda might include sessions on “Leading with Purpose,” “Living with Intention,” and programs designed to enhance leadership skills.
MyJourney is Alpha Chi Omega’s four year membership program. The program creates an intentional connection to our core values of wisdom, devotion, and achievement while also relating to the life experiences collegiate members face during each academic year of their college career. It also fills a void that was missing in the member growth opportunity throughout the collegiate years providing social and emotional development opportunities throughout membership.
The curriculum is intentionally divided into freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior programs recognizing that freshman women face different life issues than senior women. Members participate in programs on everything from negotiation to leadership, philanthropy to relationships, finances and so much more. In addition to the learning and discussion that happens in each program, every class also has the opportunity to reflect on the lessons learned. Along with programming for all classes, MyJourney includes “dedication,” Alpha Chi Omega’s new member education program which teaches all new members the history, traditions and expectations of Alpha Chi Omega membership.
This program is peer facilitated; meaning sisters from the chapter facilitate discussions and conversations amongst their peers. VP new member education, VP membership programming, and MyJourney class facilitators lead the facilitated conversations. Facilitators participate in Barriers to Facilitation training hosted regionally by volunteer MyJourney specialists that equip facilitators with skills to be successful. Topics include learning how to manage group dynamics, create a comfortable learning environment, make a plan to overcome nervousness, guide learning by asking questions, understand the three learning styles, and so much more.
Risk management education
As a collegian, you sometimes have to deal with such issues as alcohol, drugs and hazing. Because we don’t condone any kind of hazing, and because we expect our members to abide by all federal, state, local and college/university drug and alcohol regulations, it’s important that we provide training for our members and leaders so they know the rules that protect them and others. It’s also important that our women know what to do if and when those rules are violated. Risk management education also extends to such issues as fire safety, personal protection, crisis management and more.
InTune is a values-based program designed to help collegians become more familiar with their personal values and explore how individual values impact the chapter and Alpha Chi Omega beyond the chapter/campus. Along the way, we hope each woman will see how the ideals of wisdom, devotion and achievement have a role in her own life and how she can add value to her chapter. This program will also provide the opportunity for chapter members to be reenergized and reinvigorated as they continue to grow together as Real. Strong. Women.
The program is designed to be educational in that it provides life skills and opportunities to learn how to become a stronger chapter. At the same time, InTune provides opportunities for sisters to learn more about one another, to have real conversations with one another about themselves and the chapter, and to spend time growing together as individuals and as a chapter.
Discover more about InTune.
Alcohol Skills Training Program
The Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is a program that uses motivational enhancement strategies in its delivery to elicit personally relevant reasons to change and focuses on strategies for reducing risks associated with drinking for those who make the choice to drink. Over 80% of college students report that they drink alcohol at least once per year, and alcohol use can be associated with a range of consequences, including academic struggles, relationship difficulties, and regrettable decisions. Many students expect to hear messages like "Just Say No," and evaluations of information-only programs do not show the anticipated changes in behavior. While the ASTP recognizes that the best way to avoid any negative consequences associated with drinking is by abstaining, it also acknowledges that any steps toward reduced risks are steps in the right direction. The ASTP has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing alcohol consumption and related consequences.
Global Services Initiative
“….let me lyre send forth the chords of love, unselfishness, sincerity…”
Alpha Chi Omega collegians have the opportunity to participate in a service learning trip to Negril, Jamaica. Applications for this new opportunity are due February 1. Learn more and apply today!
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Our biennial conventions put more of our members and leaders in one place and time than any other event. If you’re looking to learn, there’s no better place than an Alpha Chi convention.
Learn more about Convention!
Member Accident Protection Program
Alpha Chi Omega also provides a Member Accident Protection Program (MAPP) that is a benefit of membership through our insurance services provider, Willis. The program is intended to complement the health insurance of every undergraduate member for injuries.