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Admitted to ACHS: 1955
Founded at a conference of Texas colleges held on the campus of Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas, February 22, 1922
No of Active Chapters: 337
Total Membership: 409402
Annual/current Membership: 12577
Number of Regions: 7
Publications: Aletheia: The Alpha Chi Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship, Alpha Chi Recorder, Alpha Chi Newsletter
PURPOSE: To encourage sound scholarship and devotion to truth, not only among members but among all students on chapter campuses. Opposed to bigotry, narrowness, and discrimination on any basis other than that of academic achievement or character.
ELIGIBILITY: Active membership is restricted to the top ten percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students. The faculty may set higher standards. High scholarship is the primary requisite for membership, but good character and reputation are considerations.
MAJOR ACTIVITIES: The National Council awards two $3,500 Robert Sledge Fellowships and ten $2,500 H.Y. Benedict Fellowships for graduate study, two $2,500 Edwin Gaston and ten $1,500 Alfred H. Nolle Scholarships for undergraduate study and two Joseph E. Pryor Fellowships ($5,000 and $3,000) for graduate students. Some Regional Councils also award scholarships or fellowships. In every case, awards are made on a competitive basis.
An Outstanding Chapter and a Distinguished Alumnus are regularly recognized at the annual national convention.