Leaders for Tumultuous Times

2024 Alpha Chi National Convention ~ April 4-6
102

Years Recognizing Superior Scholars

535,910

Members Inducted Worldwide Since 1922

297

Collegiate Chapters Nationwide

Invited to join Alpha Chi?

Alpha Chi has much to offer smart, curious students. Whether you’re aiming for a baccalaureate or graduate degree, planning to attend graduate school, or intending to move immediately into a career, your membership in Alpha Chi will prove invaluable.

 

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Since 1922 Alpha Chi National College Honor Society has distinguished itself as one of the top national honor societies in the nation. Now with 500,000 alumni, some 300 chapters across 45 states, and 10,000 new members annually, we recognize exceptional student scholars and unite them around one goal—channeling creativity and curiosity into scholarship that serves the greater good.


Membership Benefits

Alpha Chi students pose with their chapter advisor.
JOIN A COMMUNITY OF SCHOLARS

Alpha Chi invites only the top 10% of eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students across all academic disciplines. However, Alpha Chi encourages academic success without the elitism common to academia. We hope you will join our community of dedicated scholars striving to make their scholarship effective for good!

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BUILD YOUR PORTFOLIO

Signal your dedication to success to future employers with Alpha Chi membership. Since 1955, Alpha Chi has met the criteria for certification by the Association of College Honor Societies—the nation's only certification association for academic honor societies. Being a member is a mark of distinction.

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COMPETE FOR OUR SCHOLARSHIPS

Alpha Chi offers $200,000 every year in grants, scholarships, fellowships, and awards to support undergraduate and graduate student scholarship. Many chapters also have scholarship programs of their own.

A student performs an original song at the Alpha Chi National Convention.
COLLABORATE ACROSS DISCIPLINES

Alpha Chi is an interdisciplinary honor society, so members more easily collaborate and build friendships with other top students across a variety of academic majors. One of our most prestigious competitions annually is built specifically to encourage academic collaboration.

An Alpha Chi member presents their original research at the National Convention.
PRESENT YOUR WORK

Enjoy a rare platform to present original research and creative work at our annual national convention, publish your work in our online, peer-reviewed undergraduate research journal, Aletheia, or submit work to Kalo, our annual member community magazine.

An Alpha Chi student delegate speaks to members of the National Council.
GROW LEADERSHIP SKILLS

Alpha Chi provides opportunities to lead—from chapter officer all the way to an elected student member of our National Council. More such opportunities as chapter workshop leaders and campus event leaders can be found in our organization.