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National College Athlete Honor Society launches Theta Chi Alpha

RIVER FALLS, Wis. -- The National College Athlete Honor Society has announced the formation of Theta Chi Alpha (ΘΧΑ), a nonprofit honor society to recognize student-athletes from two-year institutions of higher education who excel in athletics, academics, and citizenship.


“The Chi Alpha Sigma branch of the National College Athlete Honor Society has done exceptional work in recognizing high-achieving student-athletes from four-year institutions since 1996,” Kellen Wells-Mangold, Executive Director of the National College Athlete Honor Society said. “We are proud to now be able to provide that same level of celebration and recognition for student-athletes who are excelling at two-year institutions as well.”

To be eligible for induction into Theta Chi Alpha, college student-athletes must: participate in a sport at the varsity intercollegiate level; complete three

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full-time semesters (or four trimesters); and earn a 3.4 or higher cumulative grade point average. Student-athletes who compete for a collegiate club team are also eligible if the club team is overseen by the athletics department at the local chapter. Selection for membership is conducted by an athletic department designee in consultation with the individual’s head coach, and is based on outstanding scholarship, earned athletic letters, and excellent character and citizenship.


Tacoma Community College of the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) established ΘΧΑ’s inaugural chapter in October of 2021, granting the Titans the Alpha Chapter of both the State of Washington and Theta Chi Alpha as a whole.


Any two-year institution with an active membership in the NJCAA, CCCAA, FCSAA, or NWAC interested in joining Theta Chi Alpha must complete a membership application. Once the application is approved, the enrollment fee for the initial academic year is $125. Chapter dues cover the institution’s entire athletic department, regardless of the number of student-athletes inducted. After the initial enrollment fee, annual assessments drop to just $75 each year to maintain the athletic department’s charter.


For more information about Theta Chi Alpha, click here.


To read the Theta Chi Alpha bylaws and constitution, click here.


To apply for Theta Chi Alpha chapter membership, click here.


The National College Athlete Honor Society, Inc. is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1996. Theta Chi Alpha and Chi Alpha Sigma work with state chapters of two- and four-year institutions, respectively, to recognize college student-athletes who excel in their sport, the classroom, and the community. The National College Athlete Honor Society is part of an athletics community made of diverse groups and supports all efforts in the realm of diversity, equity, and inclusion.



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