There are actually several ways to become a member of Alpha Omicron Pi. Most commonly, Alpha Omicron Pi seeks potential new members through a formal recruitment process on campuses where we have collegiate chapters. Working within Panhellenic guidelines, chapters may also be allowed to recruit informally. The addition of a collegiate chapter on a campus where one does not exist is called "extension" and evolves through a well-planned process involving the National Panhellenic Conference, the college or university, and AOII to help guarantee the success of the new chapter. AOII also has an Alumna Initiate membership program to recruit new members who are no longer collegians. More specific information on how to become a member and how to recommend someone else for membership is available in this section.
New Member Program
The New Member Program of AOII, much like the educational mission of Alpha Omicron Pi, is all centered on a promise. This mutual agreement between new members and AOII helps our organization to grow and flourish, all while ensuring the development and integrity of our members.
The new member class will meet weekly to learn about AOII as they build their sisterhood. During these meetings, they will utilize the AOII membership education manual, The Promise, which provides more about AOII, our history, our policies and our principles.
In addition to learning about AOII, new members will also participate in scheduled Greek Life events and will support their fellow fraternity and sorority organizations’ philanthropic events. A new member retreat is held to allow members to bond as a group through a fun day or overnight trip together. The typical new member period lasts 6 to 8 weeks and is strategically planned to provide members with an exceptional new member experience. The culmination of this period includes AOII initiation preparation activities.
Letter from our Vice President of Membership Recruitment: Hi! I’m so excited to be serving as Alpha Omicron Pi’s membership recruitment chair for 2018! I’m so excited you chose BSC, and I cannot wait to meet you! You just joined a new school away from home, you’re making new friends, and trying to navigate how to do laundry on your own (trust me, I get it). Joining a sorority could be the thing you’ve always dreamed of, or it could be very overwhelming to you. Either way, it will be one of the best decisions you’ll ever make in college. Little freshmen me going through recruitment had no idea what she was getting into, but as soon as I walked into Alpha Omicron Pi, I instantly felt welcomed and at home. These girls have pushed me outside of my comfort zone, taught me valuable life lessons, and have given me a sisterhood like no other place could have given me. I never would have thought I would be writing this letter to you if it wasn’t for AOII! I sincerely hope you find your home like I have. At AOII, you will always find more than enough room to be yourself while also being challenged to reach your potential as a better you. We want to help you get through this crazy part of life called college. No matter what it may be, academics, social life, personal life, we will cheer you on every step of the way. We are so excited to get to know you! Alpha Love, Disaffiliated Member and Vice President of Membership Recruitment
Recommend a New Member
A Membership Information Form (MIF) is our easy-to-use, electronic form that provides information on a Potential New Member to a collegiate chapter for recruitment. All members in good standing are encouraged to participate in this process that benefits both the chapter and the PNM. Collegiate members are allowed to submit MIFs for chapters other than their own.
Click here to learn more about the MIF process and/or submit the MIF form below today!