Allegheny to Join Chi Alpha Sigma Honor Society

Allegheny College will join nearly 300 colleges and universities from across the country when it becomes a member of the Chi Alpha Sigma honor society.

Chi Alpha Sigma is the first national scholar-athlete society to honor collegiate student-athletes who have excelled in both the classroom and in athletic competition.  It recognizes college students who receive a varsity letter in their sport while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.40 or higher throughout their junior and/or senior years. Allegheny’s membership in the society was made possible by a grant from the North Coast Athletic Conference that enabled membership of each of the league’s member schools.

“We are extremely grateful for the NCAC’s generosity,” said Portia Hoeg, Director of Athletics at Allegheny.  “Gator student-athletes have always performed well in the classroom, and now we can proudly induct them into an honor society that specifically recognizes their athletic participation and academic excellence. We are beyond thrilled to be a campus chapter!”
“Our students achieve on the field, in the classroom, and within their communities,” said NCAC Executive Director Keri Alexander-Luchowski.  “Membership in Chi Alpha Sigma is a wonderful way to highlight the success of student-athletes across our conference. We are pleased to be able to provide this opportunity.”

Allegheny becomes the 25th four-year college in Pennsylvania to join Chi Alpha Sigma, which was founded in 1999 at DePauw University.  Its purposes are as follows:

  • – To encourage and reward high academic scholarship of college athletes at accredited four-year colleges and universities.
  • – To recognize outstanding academic achievement by intercollegiate varsity athletes
  • – To encourage good citizenship, moral character, and friendship among the high academic achievers in college athletics
  • – To recognize and honor the individual athlete, his/her team, sport, athletic department, and college or university
  • – To mentor and provide leadership to other athletes

In addition to maintaining the minimum 3.40 GPA, potential inductees must be of high moral character and have endorsement by his/her head coach.  Allegheny tennis coach Jared Luteran will serve as Allegheny’s chapter advisor.