FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
ARE NON-TRADITIONAL TRANSFER STUDENTS ALLOWED TO JOIN CHI ALPHA PSI?
Yes! ALL transfer students are allowed -- and highly encouraged -- to join, regardless of your age or the year in school that you are joining. Many of our alumni have been non-traditional transfer students. We also accept international students and transfers from other UC schools.
HOW CAN WE JOIN? IS THERE AN APPLICATION PROCESS?
In order to join, we require incoming pledges to attend at least one of the two Rush events that will occur on September 27 from 5pm-6pm and September 28 from 6pm-7pm. Both rush events will be held at the courtyard in front of the Young Research Library Pavillon. After Fall Rush has ended, we will email all attendees a Google Forms application consisting of simple questions asking about your interests.
WHEN IS RUSH AND HOW DOES THE PROCESS WORK?
Rush happens at the beginning of each academic quarter and works like a meet-and-greet: we will host in-person gatherings where you'll get the chance to meet and socialize with current members and the 2021-2022 Board. Members will answer any questions you have if you want to learn more about what we do in ΧΑΨ; but more importantly, we want to learn about you. We are excited to get to know any and all folks interested in joining our organization. Rush events for Fall 2021 will occur on September 27 from 5pm-6pm and September 28 from 6pm-7pm. Both rush events will be held at the courtyard in front of the Young Research Library Pavillon.
CAN YOU GET REJECTED DURING THE RUSH PROCESS?
Due to the number of applications that we receive every quarter, we cannot accept everyone. However, we recruit at the beginning of every quarter and strongly recommend applicants to re-apply the following quarter!
WHAT TYPES OF VIRTUAL EVENTS ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE THIS YEAR? WHAT CAN WE EXPECT WHEN I JOIN?
Social events are a highlight of Chi Alpha Psi membership and provide many opportunities to connect with friends. We will be hosting a number of different in-person events to make for an engaging and enjoyable transition back to campus, permitting to local health guidelines. Some examples of our activities include:
Movie nights and Netflix watch parties
Game nights, including Skribble.io
Weekly meetings & more
ARE THERE GOING TO BE QUARTERLY FEES TO JOIN?
In previous years, we charged a fee around $200 for the Fall quarter for active membership, which covers the costs of social events and our quarterly retreat, along with fraternity merchandise. The subsequent Winter and Spring dues will be around $150 per respective quarter.
ARE THERE BIG/LITTLES? ARE THERE FAMILIES?
Yes, like many traditional Greek organizations, we do have bigs, littles, and families. After you become fully initiated as a ΧΑΨ member, you will be matched with a big, and join their family.
IS THERE A GPA REQUIREMENT TO JOIN?
We have typically required incoming transfer and exchange students to have at least a 3.5 GPA from your community college or university. For returning UCLA transfer students, we have typically required at least a 3.0 UCLA GPA. However, don’t be discouraged if you don’t meet these requirements: we understand that, with the COVID-19 pandemic, school may be more stressful and therefore more difficult to maintain the required GPA. We are willing and able to discuss these circumstances and possibly make exceptions to the rule.
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