Who can rush Alpha Zeta Chi?
Any Texas A&M University or Blinn College student is eligible to rush Alpha Zeta Chi. The purpose of Alpha Zeta Chi is to unite women of Texas A&M in the bond of sisterhood, regardless of their faith, culture, or background.
When and how can I join?
Alpha Zeta Chi rushes at the beginning of the fall and spring semester - usually around the 3rd week of classes. During rush week, interested rushees can come to the rush events to learn about Alpha Zeta Chi, play games, and mingle with our active sisters. Rush is open to everyone who is interested! Rush typically includes an informational, a series of events during rush week to meet girls, an application, and one interview.
How is Alpha Zeta Chi different from sororities at Texas A&M?
Although we have a 'rush week', we are not affiliated with the greek rush system at Texas A&M. Alpha Zeta Chi is a women's organization involved in many service events so that we may give back to the Bryan/College Station community. Alpha Zeta Chi also hosts many social events so that our members have a chance to get to know one another and create memories with their sisters. These socials include girl nights, formal, semi-formal, spring trip, craft nights and other fun events. Alpha Zeta Chi also tries to incorporate mixers with other organizations so our members get the opportunity to meet fellow Aggies.
What is pledging and what happens during pledge period?
Pledging is a time to get to know your fellow pledge class sisters and learn more about Alpha Zeta Chi. Your pledgeship lasts a semester, and if all the requirements are completed, you will be inducted as a sister of Alpha Zeta Chi at the end of your pledge semester.
How much time is required of members per semester?
We require attendance at bi-weekly meetings, initiation of new Alpha Zeta Chi members, Formal, and any events held throughout the semester that members sign-up in advance to participate in and involve a third party. Meetings are held on Sunday evenings every other Sunday and last roughly one hour. Initiation is held towards the end of the semester in both the fall and spring and lasts roughly one to two hours in the evening. All other events are non-mandatory to attend, although we uphold a points system and ask our members to attend enough social/service/fundraising events in order to meet that quota.
What if I can't attend everything?
Attendance at all AZX events is encouraged, but not required. If you have a prior engagement or an unforeseen situation arises, members may be excused from attending as long as the event does not involve a third party.
What is included in my dues?
Dues go towards paying for events held throughout the semester for AZX members. These events include formal, semi-formal, rush, sisterhood events, and social events.