Alpha Chi Honor Society Inauguration
Tuesday, March 27 2012, marked the induction of the very first Florida College students into the Florida Xi Chapter of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Scholarship Society.
Alpha Chi is a coeducational academic honor society that was founded on February 22, 1922 by representatives of five Texas institutions of higher learning.
Today the society has more than 300 chapters located in 45 states and Puerto Rico. About 11,000 new members are inducted into the society each year. Alpha Chi is an active member of the Association of College Honor Societies.
Since its beginning, the purpose of Alpha Chi has been to promote academic excellence and exemplary character among college and university students and to honor those who achieve such distinction.
Membership is limited to the top ten percent of juniors, seniors, and graduate students at colleges and universities that have a chapter of Alpha Chi.
Alpha Chi’s name is derived from the initial letters of the Greek words for truth and character. In 1935, Alpha Chi adopted its official shield and key, colors, and song. The shield and key bear a lamp of learning and the initials AX in raised letters. The colors are emerald green and sapphire blue, signifying victory and truth. The motto of the organization is taken from the Gospel of John: “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32 KJV).
Congratulations to these outstanding students who became charter members of the Florida Xi Chapter.