How to Join AOII
As the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is impacting our world, chapters, and members, we know this is a difficult time to be a college-aged student. We encourage you to spend some time reviewing the following resources as AOII navigates this time with you.
- A letter to future sisters from AOII’s International President
- AOII’s COVID-19 Edition of our magazine, To Dragma
Are you interested in becoming a member of Alpha Omicron Pi? If so, there are several ways you can join! Membership in AOII provides leadership through our values of character, dignity, scholarship and college loyalty. We hope that you find your home away from home and make lifelong friendships in Alpha Omicron Pi.
On a College Campus
The most common way to become an AOII is through the primary (formal) recruitment process on campuses where we have collegiate chapters. You may also be able to join during informal recruitment if your campus allows it. For more specific information on recruitment activities, we encourage you to contact the Panhellenic Council at your college or university.
If your campus does not have a collegiate chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi, you can reach out to the National Panhellenic Conference, your college or university and AOII to help start a new chapter through a process called extension. Extension is the addition of a collegiate chapter on a campus where one does not exist. Please visit npcwomen.org if you are interested in exploring the extension process on your campus!
Alumna Initiate Program
The Alumna Initiate Program allows AOII members to share our Ritual with women who are a large part of our lives and exemplify what being an AOII is, but for one reason or another, were not presented with the opportunity to become an AOII during college. This program invites women who share our philosophy and purpose and who will support the Object of the Fraternity to become a part of Alpha Omicron Pi.
The invitation to become an Alumna Initiate can be extended to female friends and relatives of AOIIs, faculty advisers and campus leaders, notable women from the local community, women who may have pledged AOII but were not initiated, and any woman interested in mentoring and working with young women from all over the United States and Canada.
To become an Alumna Initiate of AOII, candidates must have an AOII sponsor who they know personally and who lives locally. Candidates may not be members of another National Panhellenic Conference organization, nor eligible to be an undergraduate collegiate member. Once a candidate for the Alumna Initiate Program is approved, she will be responsible for a one-time initiation fee and pay the one-time fee of her AOII badge.
If you, or someone you know, is interested in the Alumna Initiate Program, please e-mail the AOII Engagement Department to inquire more information about the Alumnae Initiate application!
Recommend a Member to Join AOII
If you are a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and would like to recommend a young woman for membership in Panhellenic recruitment or alumna where we currently have an AOII chapter, view our AOII Membership Information Form.