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Alpha Chi celebrates its birthday on February 22, the day on which, in 1922, representatives from five Texas institutions of higher learning met at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, to organize a society that became known as The Scholarship Societies of Texas. By 1926 the organization had spread to adjacent states and therefore adopted the name The Scholarship Societies of the South. Desiring to expand into a national organization, in 1934 the group became Alpha Chi. Growth in chapters was slow, however, until the 1960's and 1970's, when a new constitution was adopted and the seven-region national organization was finalized. To date, more than 275,000 members have been inducted into Alpha Chi since its beginning.

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