Chi Alpha Sigma: The National College Athlete Honor Society

Chi Alpha Sigma: The National College Athlete Honor Society

Melissa W.

Fall sports are back in action with the start of the college football season this week! While games look different this year due to Covid-19, there’s still a sense of normalcy seeing players back on the field and we’re excited about it! With all the excitement, it’s easy to forget that these players are also students and work hard on and off the field. Chi Alpha Sigma recognizes those student athletes.

Founded in 1996 at DePauw University by then head football coach, Nick Moruouzis, Chi Alpha Sigma is the first and only organization established to recognize college student athletes who excel both on and off the field. According to their website, “Chi Alpha Sigma continues to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime.”

In order to qualify for membership, students must participate in a sport at the varsity intercollegiate level, be at least a junior at an accredited university, and earn a minimum of a 3.4 cumulative GPA. Selection is limited and is made by the university’s athletic department in conjunction with the athlete’s head coach and is based on outstanding merit in the classroom, on the field, and in life.

Chi Alpha Sigma currently has 222 chapters in 40 states. You will recognize members on graduation day by the sporting of their gold and black honor cords.

Below is an example of a product offered at Senior Class Graduation Products, though students are recommended they check with their chapters for specific purchasing information.

black and gold honor cord from senior class graduation products

Are you a member of Chi Alpha Sigma or did you play sports at the collegiate level? Let us know in the comments!


Photo by Braden Collum on Unsplash

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