The Alpha Chi Sigma Top Ten!

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Click HERE and tell us your favorite thing about AXE PSU, by commenting in the comments section and while you’re at it, make a donation in honor of the following 10 things that make you proud to be an alum of Alpha Chi Sigma!

#1 – Pride in 406 S. Pugh St.: It is a house that has seen its ups and downs ... both physically and in the lives of those Nu Chapter alumni who came of age at this address. There have been renovations through the years to keep it a safe, comfortable and competitive living space for our active brothers and sisters.

#2 – The Three Objects of Our Fraternity: To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship; to strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession; and to aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.

#3 – The Only Fraternity of Its Kind: Alpha Chi Sigma is the ONLY professional chemistry fraternity. It is the only place where college students can build the bonds of fraternity around their chemistry-related interests and experiences.

#4 – Cherished Traditions: They may be different across the decades, but traditions born at our home at 406 S. Pugh St. still live with our undergraduates today. Which ones do you remember?

#5 – Prestigious Alumni: Because ours is an academic organization with a 100-year history (and more than 67,000 members), we have seen world-class scientists and engineers pass through our halls.

#6 – Networking Opportunities: Where else can chemistry grads find a group of alumni with similar interests, field experience and knowledge of potential career opportunities?

#7 - Guidance of Alumni: The young men and women who join Alpha Chi Sigma at Penn State are often under 20 years of age. During our years as undergraduates, there was reassurance in knowing that alumni were looking out for our best interest. Now, as alumni, we understand that we cannot ask a lifetime of experience from young men and women who are just learning what leadership means. We have to show them. That is how we learned.

#8 - Philanthropy: We maintain an active schedule of philanthropic activities supporting organizations including Special Olympics and Habitat for Humanity. We are also very active in THON. Our members also participate in the local community by tutoring high school students and presenting chemistry shows in elementary schools.

#9 - Homecoming: These were some of the best times. We encourage you to return to what is often a full agenda of events including food, the big game (of course) and time to catch up with brothers and sisters and their families.

#10 – Decade and Pledge Class Reunions: 5, 10, 15, 25, 50, 60 ... the years pass by so quickly. Some of the best memories have been made as smaller groups come back to Penn State to celebrate the anniversary of a pledge class or the camaraderie of a decade of Nu Chapter brothers and sisters.