Dear, Potential New Member

Welcome to The University of Iowa! I cannot express my excitement about your decision to go through Panhellenic Recruitment this fall and potentially joining the Greek life here at The University of Iowa! I know the process can be extremely nerve wrecking but I can assure you, the best four years of your life are ahead of you! Deciding to go through Recruitment and joining Greek life was the best decision I have ever made for myself and has enhanced my college experience more than I could have ever even imagined. Not only has Alpha Chi Omega given me the best support system, unconditional love, lifelong memories, and a home away from home but it continually pushes me to become the best version of myself. Each woman in our chapter exemplifies Alpha Chi Omega’s five pillars – character, leadership, academic interest, personal development, and financial responsibility, and constantly instill these values in those around them. Our sisters come from all walks of life all across the country and are a group of down to earth, authentic women who are participants of numerous organizations on campus. From Dance Marathon to UI Reach to Student Government, we love being involved on campus! Our open motto is “Together let us seek the heights” and every day we celebrate our sisters achievements while continuously working together to achieve more. We cannot wait to meet you!



After receiving a bid from Alpha Chi Omega, new members participate in an education program to help them make a smooth transition to college life and a lifetime membership in Alpha Chi Omega. This includes education on the history of Alpha Chi Omega nationally and at the University of Iowa, participating in sisterhoods, and meeting their "Bigs."


Alpha Chi Omega Membership Criteria...

  • Academic Interest

    Alpha Chi Omega believes in the importance of intellectual development and encourages sound scholarship and intellectual achievement.

  • Character

    Alpha Chi Omega expects members to accept and reflect moral integrity and dignity, social awareness, and fraternity loyalty.

  • Financial Responsibility

    Alpha Chi Omega expects members to be responsible for the prompt payment of all dues and fees and other financial commitments.

  • Leadership Ability

    Alpha Chi Omega believes that character, personality, and leadership are developed through participation in campus activities and encourages each collegian to be interested in her community.

  • Personal Development

    Alpha Chi Omega believes in the development of members in their cultural appreciation, the social awareness, and personal presentation.

Questions about Recruitment? Contact our VP of Recruitment:
Meghan Smith

Recommendation Forms can be emailed to our Collegiate Recruitment Information Chair:
Maddy Linquist

If you would like to send a rec form via mail, please contact Maddy for her address!