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If you received an invitation to join Alpha Chi, congratulations! Alpha Chi is one of the nation’s most prestigious and distinctive academic honor societies. If you think you should have received an invitation, contact your Chapter Advisor or click the button below to check.
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, we recognize exceptional student scholars and unite them around one goal—channeling creativity and curiosity into scholarship that serves the greater good.
Why Join Alpha Chi?
Given your grades, you’ve probably received invitations to join several honors organizations. We know you want to select the best, and we believe you've found it. Alpha Chi is an elite organization with only the top 10% of eligible juniors, seniors, and graduate students being invited to join. Alpha Chi is a nonprofit, ACHS-certified academic honor society that offers more than just an accolade for your resume, but an opportunity to engage within a community composed of the top student scholars from around the world in every academic discipline.
Our mission is to recognize and promote academic excellence among college and university students, and by encouraging a spirit of service and leadership, to nurture those elements of character that make scholarship effective for good.
Every honor society celebrates academic achievement, but at Alpha Chi we’re all about making scholarship effective for good and influencing the world for the better. We’re also all about making college a better experience for our student members. By accepting your invitation, you will be recognized for your academic achievement by an organization dedicated to promoting critical, constructive, inclusive, and respectful conversations about important societal issues and solutions. We believe that the benefits and resources of being an Alpha Chi member will greatly contribute to your search for scholarly authenticity and personal development.
Our goal is to enrich and broaden your collegiate experience by:
Alpha Chi membership–which lasts a lifetime–is limited to the top 10% of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at colleges and universities that have Alpha Chi chapters. There is not a nationally mandated GPA minimum to be invited to Alpha Chi as we use class rank to determine eligibility. If a chapter publicizes a GPA standard, it should fall inside the top 10% of each invited class. We’re an invitation-only society, open to those students whose academic performance and character qualify them for invitation by their institutions’ faculty and administrators. Put simply, being invited to join Alpha Chi is a tremendous honor. Campuses often celebrate the distinction of Alpha Chi membership at graduation and other academic ceremonies, a distinction members can also claim on their CV and resume throughout their lives.
If you have been invited to join Alpha Chi but paying the membership fee is an economic hardship, many chapters maintain funds for dues scholarships. Starting in Fall 2023, the National Office will manage an annual fund for needs-based membership fee scholarships. Please contact your chapter advisor to inquire about assistance directly from the chapter or from national via a form the chapter must submit on your behalf.
In addition, the invoice generated upon accepting your invitation contains a link that you can copy and text or send to a family member, friend, or professor who might be willing to pay the invoice for you. If you have questions about this or can't find the link, contact Alpha Chi at 800-477-4225.