An Alpha Chi chapter may annually receive the prestigious Star Chapter designation by meeting the following criteria:

  1. A minimum of one sponsor and one student delegate must attend the annual national convention.
  2. A minimum of one student presentation must be made at the annual national convention.
  3. At least one national Gaston/Nolle, Sledge/Benedict, or Pryor application must be submitted each academic year.
  4. One nomination must be submitted for Honorary Membership during the academic year. (Item 4 not required prior to 2020-21.)
  5. At least one on-campus scholarly/academic program must be sponsored during the academic year.
  6. New members must be registered and inducted during the academic year.
  7. The Annual Chapter Report must be filed with the National Office no later than September 1.

Beginning September 1 each year, the National Office will review the reports for chapters that meet the Star Chapter requirements. Certificates will be shipped to the Star Chapters for presentation locally. A list of the chapters will be published in the Newsletter and on the Alpha Chi National web site.

A complete list of Star Chapters by award year is available here.