Founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Chi Alpha Epsilon was organized in 1989. Responding to an increased need to acknowledge the continuing successes of students in the Academic Development Program and recognizing that students who share similar experiences could serve as significant models for others, a Greek letter honor society was proposed by Dr. Elbert Saddler. A university psychologist and counseling coordinator for the ACT 101 Program, Dr. Saddler identified eligible students and alumni to form the nucleus who are now the Founding members of XAE.
Directors of Student Support Services, McNair Scholars, Educational Opportunity Programs, and developmental programs at many colleges and universities have hailed its formation. The National Association for Developmental Education (NADE) has officially endorsed Chi Alpha Epsilon as an honor society for developmental education students. The Council for Opportunity in Education is also encouraging participation.
Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and the universities through non-traditional criteria and serves developmental, SSS, McNair Scholars, and Educational Opportunity Program students. Its purposes are to promote continued high academic standards, to foster increased communication among its members, and to honor academic excellence achieved by those students. The involvement of eligible alumni enables networking for members. Programs sponsored by the society encourage other students toward this accomplishment.
The honor society also has the potential to be a significant political force in the support of funding for developmental studies and educational opportunity programs nationwide.
On Friday, November 7, 2008, the Epsilon Rho Chapter of Chi Alpha Epsilon was chartered. That was the beginning of a long relationship between, The College at Brockport, our students, faculty, administration, alumni, and our society. Charter Members are a recorded part of the history of our Society and our institution. We edify them by reciting their names at each induction. The Charter Members of Epsilon Rho Chapter are:
On Friday November 2, 2012, the Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society, Epsilon Rho Chapter and the Arthur O. Eve Opportunity Program at the College at Brockport inducted 18 new members. The inductees also participated in a private induction ceremony earlier that day. With over 60 guests in attendance, Honorable Gary Owens, Director of EOP welcomed the crowd with words of encouragement. Later in the program, Honorable Gary Owens and XAE Co-Advisor Debra Joseph-McEwen assisted Honorable Daniel Beyer with the pinning ceremony.
The pin not only represents EOP student's hard work, dedication, and drive for academic success but also has meaning behind each component of the emblem. The Ivy stands for growth, the book for knowledge, the quill for creativity, Chi for center, Alpha for academics, psilon for excellence, blue for philosophy and white for arts. Each inductee asked an individual to pin them who has helped them to continue up their ladder of success. We encourage you to visit the Chi Alpha Epsilon Honor Society website at www.xaehonor.com to learn information about this organization.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact the EOP office at 585-395-2547 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EOP & the Epsilon Rho Chapter of XAE National Honor Society would like to thank the EOP staff, especially XAE Co-Advisor Debra Joseph-McEwen and Stephanie Kula, as well as Chapter Officers: President: Honorable Shanai Major, Vice President: Honorable Daniel Beyer, Secretary: Honorable Daisy Moy, Treasurer: Honorable Nicole Kurdziel, and Fundraiser Chair: Honorable Hakeem Banks for their assistance in making this event a success. Special thanks to President John Halstead, Dr. Kathryn Wilson, Ms. Leah Barrett, Mary Tarbrake and the staff of BASC and family and friends of EOP for your continued love and support.
Presenting The Honorable:
Spring 2012 Inductees:
Fall 2012 Inductees: