"So, what should I expect from recruitment?"

Throughout four rounds of formal recruitment, the women of Alpha Chi Omega and the Potential New Members mutually select membership in the sisterhood. The women of Alpha Chi Omega seek out members who value our five pillars-- character, leadership, academic interest, personal development and financial responsibility. Alpha Chi Omega is a sisterhood of "Real. Strong. Women." Every woman who accepts a bid is a woman who our members believe exemplifies these qualities.


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."

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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:
Anna Eriksen

Recommendation Forms can be emailed to our Collegiate Recruitment Information Chair:
Kelly Stickney

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