Leadership Academy 2018

2018 Leadership Academy: FEB. 2-4, Indianapolis

Leadership Academy is Alpha Chi Omega's premiere training for chapter presidents and executive board officers. Held annually in Indianapolis, Indiana, the weekend training combines innovative learning sessions with sisterhood to inspire new officers when they return to their chapters.

Questions? Contact Amy Mustafa by email or phone at 317-579-5050.


All collegiate chapters are required to send the chapter president, vice president finance, vice president of facility operations and the finance advisor (or designated advisor)

Leadership Academy Breakout Facilitators, Alpha Chi Omega alumnae and friends, will be primarily responsible for preparing for and conducting small group sessions. These gatherings will complement large group and officer sessions and will provide an opportunity for development of leadership skills, application of skills, and more personal conversation among peers.

We are excited to offer the opportunity for previous Leadership Academy attendees who have served as chapter presidents to gain valuable resume-building experience while supporting the organization you love!
Interns are primarily responsible for assisting with Leadership Academy logistics prior to and during the event. They will also be part of (a) Leadership Academy session(s) in order to share personal experience as an Alpha Chi Omega leader.

registration fees

Registration fees cover the costs of hotel accommodations, some meals and educational materials. Meals included are dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday; breakfast on Sunday. All other meals are the responsibility of the participant. Each chapter will be billed for their registration fees on a regular monthly statement from headquarters. Registration is $600 per chapter. The chapter will also be billed $20 for each individual who signs up to take a tour* of headquarters.


Reservations will be booked for each attendee by headquarters. Hotel check-in time is 3 p.m. EST and check-out time is 11 a.m. EST. The collegiate officers from each chapter will share a room and advisors will be paired with another advisor to share a room.

Indianapolis Marriott Downtown
350 W. Maryland St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225
Chapters needing to arrive on Thursday, February 1 and reserve an additional night’s stay in the same hotel should contact Allison Summers directly. Cost of the additional night will be the responsibility of the chapter.

Participants are responsible for making their own traveling arrangements to Indianapolis.

For those flying, make plans to arrive at the hotel on Friday, February 2 no later than 5:00 p.m. The Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is approximately 30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport (IND). You are responsible for making your own arrangements to transport you from the airport to the hotel. Transportation options from the airport may include taxis, Uber and Lyft. Departure flights should leave starting after 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 4. 

If you are driving to Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown is on the southwest side of downtown Indianapolis, near Lucas Oil Stadium and Victory Field. Driving directions are available through your favorite mapping program or on the hotel's website. The chapter is responsible for covering the cost of parking. On-site self-parking is $32 per day; valet is $45 per day. 

Friday is casual. Saturday is business casual (as though you would be attending a formal chapter meeting). Sunday is letters/university day (wear your favorite letters or university paraphernalia). When packing, remember you are representing Alpha Chi Omega and that hotel conference rooms tend to be cool.

frequently asked questions

Can I purchase merchandise?
Yes, official Alpha Chi Omega vendors will be at Leadership Academy. You may find your new favorite Alpha Chi item!
What should I bring?
Please bring great ideas, energy and excitement! Of course, you should also bring writing utensils and paper to take great notes. Also, bring an Alpha Chi swag item to swap with sisters from across the country!
*Can I see Alpha Chi Omega headquarters while I’m in Indianapolis?
Yes! An optional Friday tour of headquarters will be available for an additional fee of $20. Two tour opportunities will be offered. The first tour shuttle will depart the hotel at 11:30 a.m., and the second tour shuttle will depart at 2:30 p.m. You can register for a tour as part of your Leadership Academy registration. If you are able to arrive for the first tour, it is encouraged in order to provide enough space for those with later travel plans to attend the second tour. Limited space will be available for both tours. Don't miss this opportunity to see our organization’s home!
What other details do I need to know?
On-site registration begins at 12:00 p.m. on Friday.* All participants should plan to arrive at the hotel no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening (11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. for those planning to attend the first or second headquarters tour, respectively.) The welcome dinner will begin at 5:30. The event will conclude at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday. Do not book a return flight that leaves before 2:00 p.m. EST. We ask that all attendees stay until the conclusion of Leadership Academy.
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Indianapolis, IN 46250

Phone: 317.579.5050
Fax: 317.579.5051
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