About Alpha Chi
Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society. Since 1922 its purpose has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.
Membership in Alpha Chi
Who is eligible for membership in Alpha Chi?
Membership is limited to the top 10 percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at colleges and universities that have a chapter of Alpha Chi.
Can I apply for membership with the national office?
Individual applications made directly to the national office will not be accepted. Invitations to membership are issued only by the faculty of colleges and universities that have an Alpha Chi chapter.
How do I know whether my college has an Alpha Chi chapter?
Check our institutional membership directory.
Does Alpha Chi induct graduate students?
Yes, starting in the late spring of 2007, chapters are able to invite graduate students to membership.
What is the fee to join?
The lifetime national membership fee is $50. Chapters may add local dues to help fund chapter events and subsidize convention attendance.
What if my school doesn't have a chapter?
Then the only way you can become a member of Alpha Chi is to help establish a new chapter on your campus. If you e-mail the national office, we can tell you more about this process. However, the key will be enlisting faculty and administrative support, since the application for a chapter must come through the institution itself.
What if my school 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. Sometimes this can be accomplished if students on campus demonstrate sufficient interest to the administration and faculty.
What if my school has a chapter but I don't know what the local membership requirements are?
Contact your school's faculty sponsor in charge of maintaining the chapter. That person should be able to answer your questions. Click here to find the name of your local chapter sponsor.
What if I think I should be invited but I haven't been?
Again, you need to check with the chapter sponsor. You could have been accidentally overlooked, or you may not be aware of some requirement you are missing.
Alpha Chi is organized as a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas and is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies.