Alpha Chi

Alpha Chi National College Honor Society at MHU

At MHU, juniors and seniors with GPA in the top 10% of their class are invited to join Alpha Chi in the fall semester.  Those who accept are inducted into the chapter in the fall.  Our chapter organizes service and social gatherings each semester.  Some of our recent events include:

  • Having a bake sale to raise money for Cuidando Los Niños
  • Hosting a Grad School Panel of professors and alumni in the fall
  • Hosting a Career Panel of local professionals and alumni in the spring
  • Signing and delivering Christmas cards to residents of the Mars Hill Retirement Community
  • Seeing the movie Hidden Figures together and then discussing the historical relevance with Dr. David Gilbert from the history department
  • Hosting a trivia night open to all students on campus
  • Putting together and distributing programs for the opening session of SLAM

In addition, students may enter papers to represent our chapter in national scholarship competitions.  Further, students may also attend the national convention.  It is held in different cities each year.  Previous locations include Albuquerque, NM; Washington DC; Louisville, KY; and Portland, OR.  Students can use this opportunity to present their research to an audience of scholars from across the country while also exploring a new location.  For more information about the Mars Hill University chapter of Alpha Chi, please email Dr. Laura Steil.

“Without Alpha Chi, I would not have had the opportunity to travel to New Mexico and present the work I had been working on for an entire semester. I met new friends, experienced new cultures, and made stronger connections within my region. I loved being able to see Albuquerque and being at an academic conference with people who are hard-working and motivated was inspiring. I definitely recommend seeing New Mexico at least once in a lifetime. I am proud to be in Alpha Chi and was glad to connect at a national level. This was an amazing experience for me personally and academically.”

–Madison Thomas

“I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to travel to Albuquerque, NM with Alpha Chi to the National Convention. It was wonderful to meet so many college students from all over the United States and from a variety of academic disciplines. The opportunity to present my own research on a National Level is a rare one for someone at this point in my educational career, and I was so lucky to have this chance. Additionally, being able to explore a new city and culture was invaluable and so fun!”

–Lauren Sermersheim