Start a Chapter

We’re always interested in learning about campuses where women want the Alpha Chi Omega experience.


As one of 26 members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), we follow its rules for expanding to new campuses. On campuses with sororities, the campus Panhellenic council must first vote to add a new sorority, then review proposals and choose the organization that best fits the campus.
 
On a campus without existing sororities, we work directly with the college or university. When there are no chapters or just one chapter on a campus, we defer to the NPC Manual of Information, which states, “On campuses where there is one or no NPC fraternity and where the administration is willing to recognize women’s fraternities, a letter from a senior level student affairs administrator shall constitute the proper authority.” However, “The NPC Extension Committee is the proper authority on campuses where there is one or no NPC fraternity and the college administration does not grant recognition to women’s fraternities but does not discipline students for joining.”

Factors we consider as we contemplate creating a new chapter include:
  • The number of women involved in fraternal organizations and the level of participation in those organizations.
  • The number of women interested in the Greek experience.
  • Housing availability or requirements.
  • Alumnae members in the area who would support a collegiate chapter in their community.
  • For more information, contact Jen Patterson, Director of Collegiate Growth.

Starting an Alumnae Chapter
Please click here to learn more about the requirements for starting an alumnae chapter. 
 
Alumnae wishing to create a new chapter can determine which of our two alumnae chapter structures best fits their needs:
  • Geographic–the most common format, where members congregate based on their geographic area
  • Virtual–an ideal opportunity for our alumnae who live in isolated areas or travel frequently; this format offers a web-based chapter for members to connection virtually

The group will work with their assigned Province Alumnae Chair to successfully complete all new alumnae chapter requirements. Once all chapter requirements are completed, the National Council will vote to approve the group's status as an official alumnae chapter. For more information, contact Dena Norrod. Not sure if there's an alumnae chapter in your area? Check our directory.
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