Frequently Asked Questions

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Is Alpha Chi a non-profit organization? 

Yes. Alpha Chi is a 501c3 corporation with current articles of incorporation from the state of Arkansas and is a certified member of the Association of College Honor Societies. Read more about our national certifications here.

Who is eligible for membership in Alpha Chi?

Membership is limited to the top 10% of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at colleges and universities that have an established chapter of Alpha Chi. See Article X of our Constitution for all membership requirements. 

What is the fee to join?

The lifetime national membership fee is $55, but most chapters add local dues to help fund chapter events and subsidize convention participation. 

Does Alpha Chi induct graduate students?

Yes, if a chapter is at a college with graduate programs, the chapter is permitted to induct graduate students who qualify for membership. Graduate student eligibility also requires completion of at least 15 semester hours of graduate credit.

How do I know whether my college has an Alpha Chi chapter?

Alpha Chi has chapters on some 300 college and university campuses across the United States. Click here to see our listing that shows each chapter’s official name and region: Alpha Chi Collegiate Chapters.

Can I apply for membership with the national office?

Individual applications made directly to the national office cannot be accepted. Invitations to membership are issued only by the faculty of colleges and universities that have an Alpha Chi chapter. 

What if my school doesn’t have a chapter?

The only way to become a member of Alpha Chi is to help charter a chapter on your campus. Enlisting faculty and administrative support is critical since the application for a chapter must come through the institution itself. Share this information with an academic dean or provost: Charter a Chapter.

What if my college is listed but no one seems to know anything about Alpha Chi?

Perhaps the chapter has become inactive. In this case, contact the national office for assistance in reviving the chapter. Often this can be accomplished if students demonstrate sufficient interest to a faculty member or administrator.

What if my school has a chapter but I don’t know what the local membership requirements are?

Contact the Chapter Advisor who should be able to answer your questions. Call 800-477-4225 if you don't know their name.

What if I think I should be invited but I haven’t been?

Again, please check with the Chapter Advisor. You could have been accidentally overlooked, or you may not be aware of some requirements you are missing.

How can I keep up with the latest Alpha Chi news and updates?

Current members and alumni can sign up to receive monthly e-newsletters via their member profile powered by GreekTrack. If you don't remember your login, call us at 800-477-4225.

Anyone can follow us on our social media channels! We regularly post news and updates there. See our LinkTree for a convenient list of relevant Alpha Chi links. 

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