Frequently Asked Questions

Here are a few of the questions parents have had in the past! If you have any other questions regarding membership in Alpha Chi Omega or Greek life in general, please contact our Chapter President, Natalie Amboyan, at amboyann@msu.edu or our Chapter Advisor, Kristin Good, at kristinpgood@gmail.com

Is there hazing?
Absolutely not! Like all PanHellenic sororities at MSU, Alpha Chi Omega strictly forbids and looks down upon hazing.

Are members required to live in the sorority house?
Members are required to live in the house for at least 2 semesters of membership.

Will my daughter have time for a sorority?
Absolutely! In the beginning it may seem overwhelming, but each girl decides how much time she can put into the sorority without affecting her studies, jobs and other activities. There are some mandatory meetings and events throughout the year, but most activities are optional, and each member can decide which ones she participates in.

What types of activities are members involved in?
We are involved in all sorts of activities, ranging from clubs and athletics to volunteer work and more. For more information, please visit both the Sisterhood and Philanthropy pages.

How do students benefit from Greek Life?
Perhaps more than any other single organization on campus, sororities offer opportunities to develop leadership ability and lifelong friendships and to partake in a diverse array of experiences including human service and philanthropic activities, cultural events, social activities, scholastic improvement, intramural sports, personal development and group living environments-all wrapped up into one student organization. Joining a fraternity or sorority chapter can help make the transition to college much easier, and developing a sense of belonging and making new friends in the chapter can make the campus seem much smaller. Furthermore, new students who join a sorority are more likely to return to college the following year than students who choose not to join. And following graduation, Greek-affiliated alumni are more involved in civic organizations and contribute more financially to nonprofit organizations than non-Greek alumni. Perhaps for these reasons, 48% of all U.S. Presidents, 42% of U.S. Senators, 40% of all U.S. Supreme Court Justices, 30% of U.S. Congress members, 30% of all Fortune 500 CEO's, 10% of those listed in Who's Who in America, and 3% of the U.S. population have been Greek! A word of caution; like many things in life, the extent to which people reap these benefits depends to some degree on their success in choosing houses that are truly compatible with their values, goals, and needs and their willingness to contribute of themselves to the Greek house. Joining a chapter is not something to jump into without "doing the homework."