FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AREN'T FRATERNITIES JUST FOR MEN?
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
DOES AΧΣ HAZE?
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
OF AΧΣ IF I'M
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.
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.
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.
HAVE TO PAY DUES?
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.