FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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AREN'T FRATERNITIES JUST FOR MEN?

Although most

fraternities for women call

themselves sororities, 'fraternity' is the more general term for a Greek letter organization. We are a fraternity in the true sense of the word. All

members are referred to as

brothers, including our

female members.

DOES AΧΣ HAZE?

Absolutely not.

As a professional fraternity,

we have a zero-tolerance policy

on hazing. Any pledge who feels

uncomfortable with what is asked of them by a member of the fraternity

should voice their concerns and,

if necessary, report the matter to

one of the fraternity officers.

IS AΧΣ ONLY AT K-STATE?

No! There are over 50

chapters of AΧΣ and more than 70,000 members nationwide.

WHAT WILL I DO AS A PLEDGE?​

As a pledge you will

have a ‘Big.’ This is an active

member who will act as a mentor and

help you through the pledging process.

You’ll need to learn about the history of AΧΣ and alchemy. Mostly though, you

will be learning what brotherhood is

all about and having fun! Pledge

events include bowling, a potluck,

trivia night, AΧΣ Jeopardy,

painting, and many more!

CAN I BE

A MEMBER

OF AΧΣ IF I'M

ALREADY IN

GREEK?

Since we are the only chemistry fraternity on campus, the answer is yes. In fact, several of our brothers are also in social fraternities and sororities. 

WHAT IS

THE TIME

COMMITMENT

OF PLEDGING?

We have mandatory

pledge meetings once a week and 

voluntary activities on some weekends.

The time commitment is larger than for

most clubs, but much less than that of a

social fraternity. The time required for pledging is meant to be the same as for a minimally active member. All that

being said, many past pledges find

themselves spending more time

with AΧΣ than required.

IS PLEDGING

FUN?

We certainly hope so!

Not only do you learn about

the fraternity itself, but you also have a chance to interact with current brothers and form strong connections!  We host various social events throughout the year and such events are a prime opportunity to get to know

your future brothers. ​​

WHAT IS PLEDGING?

Pledging is a process where

a potential member associates with

our fraternity for several months before becoming a brother. This gives both you and us a chance to get to know each

other before we mutually agree that

our fraternity is a good fit for you.

WHAT IF I'M

A GRADUATE STUDENT?

We are not only for undergrads!

Many of our active members are

 grad students. In fact, many professors are also AΧΣ brothers. Since we are a professional fraternity, we also have

an active presence in industry and a number of professional chapters.

AΧΣ is not just for undergrads-

it’s for life. ​

WHAT IS A PROFESSIONAL FRATERNITY?

A professional fraternity

selects its members based on common professional goals and interests. The more common social fraternities choose their members based on similar social interests.

WILL I

HAVE TO PAY DUES?

Sort of.

In most fraternities and

sororities, members must pay

monthly dues. In AΧΣ, there is a one time fee prior to initiation. This fee will cover your expenses as a

brother for the remainder

of your membership-

which is lifelong.

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