More than a Society, an Honor

Why an Invitation to a Certified National Honor Society is Worth Celebrating…

Earning membership in Alpha Chi is an honor–an honor that is so much more than receiving a pin, wearing cords on your graduation day, or receiving a certificate. While as a national honor society we celebrate and recognize our members through all of this and more, membership in Alpha Chi is an honor not because of what we do, but because of what you have accomplished. As part of the top 10% of your school, your achievements deserve true recognition and reward, which can only be offered to you through an honor society backed by its legacy, caliber, and opportunities. 

Our Legacy 

Since our founding in 1922, Alpha Chi has been dedicated to honoring our namesake, Aletheia meaning truth and Xapakthp meaning character. We are certified by the Association of College Honor Societies, an organization founded to identify each honor society that exhibits excellence in scholarship, service, programs, and governance. Our 501(c)(3) certification as a non-profit guarantees there is complete transparency between Alpha Chi and all of our current and prospective members. Our mission is to use our resources with truth and character to provide academic growth and opportunities for each and every AX member.

Our Caliber

At Alpha Chi, we invite only students of the highest caliber in order to provide them with all the benefits of a true academic honor society. When you are invited to join Alpha Chi, we hope it inspires you to celebrate with those in your life who support your academic excellence and integrity. In order to even receive an invitation to Alpha Chi, you have to work for the first two years of your college career to establish high standing and academic success. Our exclusive invitations are sent to students who have worked tirelessly, devoting themselves to academic excellence, which is why we only invite the top 10% juniors, seniors, and graduate students. Your invitation to Alpha Chi is earned only through your own merit and is extended to your college by the faculty who recognize your outstanding achievements. 

Our Opportunities

It’s with this exclusive invitation that you gain access to much more than just a one-time celebration. Membership in Alpha Chi guarantees your spot in an academic community that has been expanding for nearly a century. With nearly 100 years of history and more than 300 chapters of Alpha Chi, your academic and professional network expands to accomplished Alpha Chi members all over the country. This network, built on genuine connection and fostered by a mutual love of learning, mentorship, research, and creativity, empowers you to reach your potential. It gives you the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary leadership and enriching research, which eventually leads to fulfilling and world-changing career outcomes. 

When you receive an invitation to Alpha Chi, you are receiving an invitation to be a part of something bigger than your institution, your chapter, or even your class. You are receiving an invitation that comes as a nationally renowned reward for your academic excellence and integrity. You are receiving the lifelong invitation to truly make scholarship effective for good, and we believe that is the highest honor of all.