FAQs

Who is invited to attend Camp AOII?

Camp AOII is an event experience designed just for emerging leaders of AOII collegiate chapters. Camp AOII focuses on making new connections and developing leadership skills that can be used in AOII, on-campus, and beyond. Limited spaces are available, but spots will be reserved for each chapter to send at least one emerging leader to participate.

When and where will Camp AOII be held?

Camp AOII will be held at a chapter housing facility where attendees will live and learn together for the duration of the session. We will be hosting two cohorts in 2024 during the following dates:  

Session 1: June 27-30, with facilitators arriving June 26
Session 2: July 11-14, with facilitators arriving July 10 

What can attendees expect at Camp AOII?

Camp AOII will focus on making new connections and developing leadership skills that can be used in AOII, on-campus, and beyond. Facilitators and participants will live and learn together in a chapter house at the University of Indiana for the duration of the session.  

Participants can expect to meet and engage with AOIIs from across the continent, learn through discussions and activities in large- and small-group settings, and participate actively throughout the Camp AOII experience. Camp AOII attendees will be assigned a small group – called your Campfire Crew – and a facilitator, with whom you will meet, discuss, learn, and debrief several times during Camp AOII. You’ll also have opportunities to work with and learn from other attendees during general sessions, which are centered around the AOII Ends: Leadership, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Sense of Belonging, Service, and Ambition.  

Just as with summer camp, we hope you come to Camp AOII excited to meet new friends, have fun, and participate actively with your AOII sisters!  

How do we select our chapter’s emerging leader?

We are looking for members who display leadership potential. Emerging leaders might not be in a leadership position but could often be found helping where needed; someone who is respected and looked to as a leader among their peers. This emerging leader has a desire to learn and is open to growth opportunities, will likely serve in a leadership role in the future, and is a first- or second-year member. Chapter Presidents and Executive Team officers should not be selected as your chapter’s emerging leader. We encourage you to partner with your Executive Team and Chapter Advisor to identify this member. Please reach out to your Assistant Director of Collegiate Experience if you need assistance with this process.   

In your decision-making process, consider the following options:  

  • Option A: Invite members to apply for this opportunity via application or essay, review the applications with your Executive Team and Chapter Advisor, then bring the top candidates to a chapter vote.   
  • Option B: Invite members to apply for the opportunity via application or essay, review and decide within the Executive Team, with approval from your Chapter Advisor.   

Ideas for Application Questions:  

  • Why do you want to attend Camp AOII?  
  • What do you hope to get out of the experience?  
  • What qualifies you as an emerging leader and why should you be the representative of our chapter?  

What is the timeline for registration? 

  • Priority Registration opens April 1 at 12 p.m. CDT  
  • Priority Registration closes April 11 at 12 p.m. CDT  
  • First Come, First Served Registration opens on April 15 at 12 p.m. CDT and will close once all remaining spots are filled.  

What is the difference between priority registration and open registration?

Priority Registration
Priority registration will be open from Monday, April 1 – Thursday, April 11; each collegiate chapter will be able to register one emerging leader to attend Camp AOII. Chapter Presidents are responsible for selecting the emerging leader who will be attending Camp AOII on AlphaLink starting on Thursday, March 28.   

To select this member, please log into AlphaLink > go to the chapter side > click on the Camp AOII Member Selection tile, and select the member who is attending. Once this member is selected, they will be able to register on AlphaLink during Priority registration.  

Open Registration
For chapters who would like to send an additional emerging leader(s) to attend Camp AOII, open registration will allow additional attendees to register on a first-come, first-served basis for any remaining spots. Open registration begins on April 15 and will remain open until April 30 OR when all spots have been filled, whichever comes first. Additional emerging leader attendees must register through AlphaLink during open registration. Once logged into AlphaLink, go to the chapter side > click on the Camp AOII tile, and register.

Can a chapter send more than one member to attend Camp AOII?

Priority registration will allow all chapters the ability to select and send one member of their chapter to Camp AOII. Priority registration closes on April 11. We will re-open registration on April 15, for any remaining spots, as first come, first served to additional emerging leaders. Once these spots are filled, registration will officially be closed.

What are the costs to attend Camp AOII?

  • Room & board: Paid by the Fraternity
  • Travel to/ from Indianapolis, IN: Paid by the Chapter for the selected representative who registers during priority registration. Transportation costs for additional attendees may be left to the discretion of the chapter.
  • Registration Fee: Paid by the Chapter. Each chapter will be billed a $375 registration fee. Chapters that opt to send additional attendees will be invoiced for the additional number of attendees after registration closes.   
  • Ground transportation from/to Indianapolis Airport (IND) to/from Camp AOII site: Paid by the Fraternity.

Are there opportunities to get assistance with funding for Camp AOII?

The AOII Foundation has the following scholarships available for Camp AOII attendees:

  • Julie A. Brining Emerging Leader Fellowship: Awarded to a sophomore with a GPA of 3.0 or above who holds a leadership position other than Chapter President. The award recipient receives a scholarship to attend Camp AOII.
  • Sandy Alford Stewart Leadership Scholarship: Awarded to an undergraduate member of Alpha Chi Chapter in good standing who serves as a chapter officer or emerging leader to attend Camp AOII.

Scholarships cover the registration fee and a travel stipend, and the application process will be available during registration. The scholarship application closes at Midnight CT on April 14, and applicants will be notified of scholarship decisions within a week of the close date.

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Your chapter’s Corporation may also have funding to support registration and travel costs for an additional attendee. Reach out to your chapter’s Assistant Director of Properties for more information.

How do I note special dietary needs?

For those participants wanting to request vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, or dairy/lactose-free meals or have a food allergy, please make note of this request in the space provided on the registration form. Special meals must be requested in advance and not on-site.