About

Alpha Chi Sigma is a co-ed professional fraternity specializing in the chemical sciences.

AXE is the only professional chemistry fraternity.

Currently, there are over 70,000 members and over 50 chapters.

The purpose of Alpha Chi Sigma is reflected in the Three Objects:

1. To bind its members with a tie of true and lasting friendship.
2. To strive for the advancement of chemistry both as a science and as a profession.
3. To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.

The Alpha Kappa chapter of the fraternity was founded in 1922.

The Alpha Kappa Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma is the one and only professional chemistry fraternity at UVA! We are a diverse group of a men and women from various fields of study and different backgrounds in education united by a passion for chemistry and science. We aim to promote an interest in science and chemistry among others through various service projects and create a network of scientists, including both professors and students, here at UVA.

Many of our brothers are very involved in the science departments at UVA as TAs, researchers, and tutors. We work closely with the Chemistry department faculty, including our faculty advisor James Demas, to create events and opportunities for others to get involved in the sciences.

Although this organization has members who are University of Virginia students and may have University employees associated or engaged in its activities and affairs, the organization is not a part of or an agency of the University. It is a separate and independent organization, which is responsible for and manages its own activities and affairs. The University does not direct, supervise or control the organization and is not responsible for the organization’s contracts, acts or omissions.

A student organization is ineligible for CIO status when the organization restricts its membership, programs, or activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family and genetic information. Notwithstanding these requirements, a CIO may petition to restrict its membership based on gender (e.g. all-male or all-female a cappella groups) or an ability to perform the activities related to the organization’s purpose by filing a written request with the Office of the Dean of Students. In evaluating any such requests, the University will look not merely to the constitution of an organization but to its actual practices and operations.