Dear Potential New Member,

Welcome to the University of Iowa and the start of the most formative years of your life. I am beyond excited to see all of your smiling faces this fall. I remember being in your position just two years ago, feeling excited, nervous, and totally unsure of where I would end up. I adored recruitment and getting to meet so many incredible Panhellenic women. I felt like I knew no matter where I was, I had girls on my side.

THAT is what recruitment is about. It is not the outfits you wear or the chants we put on for you. It is about forming friendships and finding fellow Hawkeyes who want you to succeed with their whole hearts. It is about running into a woman you talked to during recruitment on campus and instantly feeling a little more at home. Recruitment can seem daunting and overwhelming, but I promise if you hang in there, you WILL find your home. Alpha Chi Omega has been working so hard to get ready to welcome all of you, and we could not be more excited to find our future sisters, friends, and littles. We know you each bring unique talents, perspectives and life experiences with you. Joining a Panhellenic chapter shaped me into the woman, friend, and leader I am today. I will forever hold love for the recruitment process because it gave me my people.

Please, take a deep breath and remember that you are a Real. Strong. Woman. 

See you soon,

Maddee Bid Day

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:
Maddee Whitehead

Recommendation Forms can be emailed to our Collegiate Recruitment Information Chair: 
Jess Cahil

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