Does Phi Chi only rush in the fall?
Phi Chi rushes twice a year: once in the fall and once in the spring. If you missed information about the upcoming rush season, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. The requirements for both the fall and spring semesters are typically the same.
Is it acceptable to join other organizations?
Phi Chi only prohibits joining other prehealth or premedical fraternities. You may not be in both at the same time. You are welcome to join any other social sorority or fraternity, as well as any other professional organization as long as it is not medically related.
Is it possible to reapply?
We always encourage potential members to reapply, especially if they believe they will be a stronger candidate in the next semester.
What is the time commitment?
As a potential new member, you are required to attend two rush events which last no more than an hour each. As a pledge, you are required to attend pledge meetings which last no more than an hour each. As a pledge and active, you have academic, social, and volunteer requirements. As an active member, you are required to attend multiple chapter meetings. Absences may be accepted based on the University of Illinois' policy for excused absences.
Are there any prerequisites?
There are no prerequisites of joining Phi Chi. You must only be a University of Illinois undergraduate student. There is no specific major required.
Are there any leadership positions available?
There are positions that Phi Chi switches out semesterly. These positions are known as "supporting executive members." The positions include social chair, volunteer chair, honor chair, recruitment chairs, academic chairs, public relations chair, and diversity chair. You are qualified to run for any of these positions once you are initiated into the fraternity.
Is there a GPA requirement?
We have a set requirement at 3.0 which is the minimum for most medical and other health-related fields. If you are a freshman applying, we expect your high school GPA to be much higher than a 3.0.