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.
Hello! My sisters and I at Alpha Omicron Pi are so excited to welcome new members and friends this fall! Birmingham-Southern’s Greek community is a special one, not only because it is close knit, but also because it encourages members to strive for academic excellence, seek out leadership opportunities, and support one another. Wholeheartedly, I encourage any interested person to ‘Go Greek‘ if they are able, because the opportunities available to members of the Greek community far surpass what you might expect. In retrospect, I was very nervous about starting at Birmingham-Southern. It was not until I joined Alpha Omicron Pi, and embraced Greek life, that I hit my stride. Since becoming a member, I have gained lifelong friends, laughed more than I thought possible, and come away with the courage to take on leadership opportunities that I never thought I would! My sisters inspire me to be the best that I can be, and I have applied that principle to my position with the chapter as the Vice President of Membership Recruitment. I cannot wait to show you what Greek life has to offer, and share more reasons why my sisters and I love Alpha Omicron Pi! To sign up for recruitment, use the link on this webpage or visit the BSC Panhellenic website. Please reach out to us if you have any additional questions! See you in the fall and enjoy the rest of your summer, Salma Crank, PC ‘16 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!