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.
In order for such activities to take place finances must be paid monthly. AOII uses a simple system called billhighway to pay dues, which allows dues to be paid online through a multitude of options. Members may choose to pay dues in full or monthly over the course of the semester. These dues help cover the cost of events held by the chapter. There are payment options that can be worked out with the Vice President of Finance.First semester dues broken down monthly will be: January-$291.35 February-$292.36 March- $283.51 April-$263.51. Alpha Omicron Pi is a diverse group of young women; our members are involved in athletics, the arts, service organizations, numerous honor societies, and everything in between. As AOII’s, we are committed to serving our community and our philanthropy and are looking for girls who are as passionate about giving back as we are. Along with striving in campus involvement and service, we also excel in our academics. We understand that academics are a number one priority and have numerous resources to insure academic success. Our sisters cover almost every major on campus willing to help with studying. We come from all different walks of life, each with a different story to tell and although we are all individually unique, we are united by common values and a sisterhood unlike any other that we want to share with you. Whether you are hesitant about recruitment or you have always known you wanted to join a sorority, we encourage you to keep an open mind and open heart. Remember to have as much fun as you can and to be yourself. I hope that you too will be able to find your home away from home.
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!