Founded in 1902 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Alpha Chi Sigma is a professional chemistry fraternity. The Alpha Theta Chapter at the University of Iowa was founded in 1921.

Alpha Chi Sigma has both collegiate and professional chapters throughout the United States consisting of men and women, with more than 69,000 members. The fraternity aims to bring together students and professionals pursuing careers in chemistry, the natural sciences, and health care via outreach, volunteering, and more.

The Objects of the fraternity

To bind its members with a tie of true lasting friendship.

To strive for the advancement of chemistry, both as a science and as a profession.

To aid its members by every honorable means in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists throughout their mortal lives.

What We do

The Alpha Theta chapter at the University of Iowa requires its active brothers to attend 1 professional event and 2 social events per semester. Brothers are also required participate in 6 mandatory field hours (per semester), which includes helping with maintenance and cleaning of the chapter house.


  • Participation in STEM Festivals around Iowa

  • Elementary Science Night demonstrations, including experiments with dry ice and various household chemicals!

  • Lotion Lab (collaboration with the Haes Lab) with TAG 5th graders from local elementary schools

Professional Events:

  • Wine and Cheese, a night for brothers to mingle with chemistry department faculty and graduate students

  • Resume review nights

  • See above, as many 'outreach' events count toward professional hours

Social events:

  • Relax and get to know your fellow brothers! Previous social events have included:

    • Ice skating

    • Rock climbing

    • Movie night // game night

    • Spring formal

    • Holiday Study Parties


Want to learn more?

Visit our national website, or send our chapter a message.