We realize that your daughter means the world to you. And we want you to know that if she soon becomes one of our members, we’ll do all we can to add to her education, advance her leadership skills, involve her in her school and community, and help her build the friendships and networks that will last a lifetime. We also want to emphasize that we will respect your daughter as a person (read: no hazing), to keep her safe, to instill a sense of personal and financial responsibility, and to keep our costs competitive.
Continue reading below for answers to some frequently asked questions, and go to the parents’ page on our national website for more information.
How does Alpha Chi Omega choose its members?
Alpha Chi Omega chooses its new members solely on the basis of how well a potential new member meets its five membership criteria: academic interest, character, financial responsibility. We adhere strictly to Alpha Chi Omega’s non-discrimination policy in our membership selection process.
What time commitment is expected from sisters?
All sisters are required to attend weekly chapter meeting that last approximately one hour. All members are required to attend both the First and Second Degrees of Initiation. Please ask a sister about time commitments during recruitment!
What additional time commitment is expected from new members?
New members of Alpha Chi Omega are required to attend weekly new member meetings, lasting approximately one hour, during their new member period.
Does Alpha Chi Omega haze its new members?
Delta chapter of Alpha Chi Omega does not haze its chapter members. We adhere strictly to Alpha Chi Omega Headquarters, Allegheny College, and Pennsylvania state anti-hazing policies.
Will membership in Alpha Chi Omega impact academic studies?
Alpha Chi Omega places academics as its first priority. Women are required to maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA and encouraged to do better. The chapter makes every effort to support academic success. In fact, it has been shown that Greek Women at Allegheny consistently get better grades than non-greek women! Women can be excused from all chapter commitments for class and from most activities for heavy workloads. In addition, the chapter offers many resources and programs to encourage academic achievement. See our Learning and Academics page for more information.
Can Alpha Chi Omegas be involved in other activities?
Alpha Chi Omega does not expect that the sorority will become the sole focus of its members’ lives. The chapter encourages women to maintain friendships with students outside the chapter, to participate in outside activities, and to become involved in campus leadership in order to become a well-rounded woman. Almost all of the members of Alpha Chi Omega are involved in other organizations.
What opportunities does Alpha Chi Omega offer for women to get involved in leadership?
Alpha Chi Omega offers a wide range of leadership opportunities, from executive board positions, to non-executive officers, to opportunities to plan individual events and projects, to shaping the chapter’s future simply by being an active participant in the chapter. New members can get involved early by volunteering to plan an event, or serving as an assistant to a chapter officer.