National Collegiate Honor Society
Alpha Chi is a National Scholarship Honor Society open to ten percent of the senior and ten percent of the junior class. Dominican College has had an active chapter on campus since 1977 when the New York Zeta Chapter was installed.
To be eligible for membership consideration, students must meet the following criteria: an academic cumulative average of 3.5 or higher, full-time undergraduate Junior or Senior status with no previous Bachelors degree earned, and a minimum of 24 credits earned at Dominican College. Demonstrated leadership and service (either to the College or to the community) are used in electing new members from those eligible. The purpose of Alpha Chi is to stimulate and to recognize superior academic achievement and those elements of character which make scholarship effective for good. The Alpha Chi Induction Ceremony is coupled with the Honors Convocation in an effort to make Alpha Chi better known, and frequently the President of Alpha Chi addresses the audience at this ceremony.
Meetings are held throughout the academic year, and it is the active members who decide the format and topic for these meetings. Members are encouraged to apply for national Alpha Chi scholarships and to attend regional or national society conventions. Annual dues are used to support group projects, which typically include charitable efforts.