Extension is the addition of National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) chapters to the Panhellenic system on a college or university campus, or the establishment of a fraternity system on a campus where previously none had existed. The opening of a new chapter of AOII is one of the most exciting times for our Fraternity!
There is a lot that goes into the extension process – an explanation of how extension works is perhaps the best way to start so that we can all work together to grow our Fraternity and answer the age-old question, “Why isn’t there an AOII chapter at …?”
There are many schools where AOII would love to have a chapter. Unfortunately, it is not as simple as wanting a chapter and jumping into the chartering process. As a member of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC), AOII is one of 26 groups that support and follow the extension guidelines set by NPC. The extension process gives all 26 NPC member organizations a fair chance at not only joining a new campus community, but growing their international organization. Read an explanation of the NPC Extension process and step by step guideline to follow.
If you have more questions regarding any aspect of extension or information regarding possible extension opportunities, please contact our Growth Department.