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.
Dear Potential New Members, My name is Olivia Alberts and I am the Vice President of Membership Recruitment for Alpha Omicron Pi, Zeta Chapter! I’m so excited that you have taken the time to check out our website and see just what our chapter is all about. We hope that you can see the leadership, involvement, scholarship, and love that we have in our sorority. The chapter and I have been working all summer to give you an amazing experience and we cannot wait to get to know you! I can hardly believe that it has already been three years since I began at UNL and found this amazing sisterhood and home at AOII. As I reflect back on my time, some of my favorite memories include: watching the Freshmen take over the AOII house for a sleepover, having three pizza parties during finals week, watching intramurals, group bike rides, and having Mario Kart marathons on third floor. Within the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to listen to many great women talk about their own memories. With the sixteen chapters that we have on campus, we know that you have a tough decision to make. We welcome you to continue exploring our website and see what our chapter has to offer. As a whole, the entire Panhellenic Community here at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln also has so much to offer. Good luck to all of the women going through the Recruitment process. I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought me. We look forward to meeting you this fall. Here are a few tips that you should take with you during recruitment week: Keep an open mind! Be open to everything that comes your way. You might find a group of girls that you mesh really well with. Take every chance you get to learn about them and their chapter. Wear comfy shoes! No matter how cute those 5inch heels are, the Nebraska summer heat and the wide span of Greek Row will make you rethink your shoe choice. Talk with your Rho Gams. These women are there to help you and have been trained for months to give you advice! Take advantage of their Greek Life experience and knowledge. Be confident in YOU! As AOII’s, we look for women that stand out and that are genuine. Let us see the real you! Alpha Love, Olivia Alberts Vice President of Membership Recruitment Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!