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.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) is the national coordinating body of 26 member sororities. Locally, the Panhellenic Council is the governing body for the NPC sororities on a college campus. The Panhellenic Council coordinates Recruitment, provides programming and activities for sorority women, and works as a self-governing support system to the sororities on the Tarleton State University Campus. There are 5 NPC sororities at Tarleton State University. The decision to join one of these sororities means that an individual is interested in a college experience based upon the founding values of sorority life: Sisterhood Academics Leadership Philanthropy
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.
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