About Alpha Chi

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society was founded in 1922 to recognize and promote academic excellence among college and university students of all disciplines, to encourage a spirit of service and leadership, and to nurture the elements of character that make scholarship effective for good.

Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society and a member of the Association of College Honor Societies. We accept only students who place in the top ten percent of their class from all academic disciplines. With some 300 chapters, located in almost every state, the organization inducts approximately 10,000 members annually. The Alpha Chi Constitution & Bylaws is our governing document.

The Value of Alpha Chi to University Life

Alpha Chi gives your most gifted students a place to thrive.

An Alpha Chi chapter helps to fuel a robust intellectual life both inside and outside the classroom, offering high-achieving students opportunities to engage with a community of peers on campus and across the country.

Invigorates your campus’ intellectual life.

Our chapters celebrate and cultivate the life of the scholar. Chapters often sponsor lectures, forums, debates, workshops, and publication opportunities, events that cultivate the scholarly community and benefit both members and non-members alike.

Offers leadership and service opportunities.

Alpha Chi offers resume-building opportunities as leaders of campus chapters and national governance. Project planning, public speaking, organizational development, and effective fundraising are all valuable skills fostered in healthy chapters.

Fosters collaboration among your best and brightest.

Alpha Chi breaks down departments and institutional divisions. Multidisciplinary in membership, Alpha Chi facilitates interaction and friendships among your most high achieving students.

Offers a rich source for scholarships and financial awards.

Alpha Chi offers many grants, scholarships, fellowships, awards, and travel stipends to support undergraduate and graduate scholarship. Provides excellent incentives for top-performing students, especially at institutions without robust endowments.