Beaupre Center for Chemical and Forensic Sciences at URI

We are the Delta Alpha chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma, a professional fraternity at the University of Rhode Island. Alpha Chi Sigma is a national, coeducational professional chemistry fraternity dedicated to providing opportunities for study and leadership, as well as forming friendships and connections among students interested in chemistry and related fields. The purpose of this fraternity is to form lasting ties among its members, strive for the advancement of chemistry, and aid its members in the attainment of their ambitions as chemists and scientists.

How to Join

If you are interested in joining Alpha Chi Sigma, please attend an event listed below.
We recommend attending one info session and at least one rush event, but we encourage you to attend more!

Fall Rush 2019

All science majors* are welcome to rush AXΣ. Rush typically lasts 2 weeks and concludes with individual interviews. The rush process is so much fun! You will have the opportunity to meet other rushees and make connections with our brothers.

*Must have taken at least 2 semesters of chemistry or be currently enrolled in second semester

Pledging AXΣ
The pledge period typically lasts 8-10 weeks and provides you with an opportunity to learn the history of Alpha Chi Sigma, learn about Alchemy, get to know the brothers and to bond with your pledge class. During the pledge process, you will be required to attend a 1-hour meeting once a week, build your own axe, make a plaque, plan a retreat, and host a fundraiser with your pledge class. Before initiation day, you will also be required to pass an exam about everything you learned in pledge class meetings.

The pledging process will likely be one of the highlights of your brotherhood. You will have the opportunity to develop a bond with your pledge class and a passion for our fraternity. Upon successful completion of the pledge period and meeting all the requirements of pledging, candidates are invited to participate in the initiation ceremony (I-Day) and gain membership into the brotherhood.

For more information, please contact our chapter at alphachisigma@etal.uri.edu

Contact Us

Whether you’re a prospective member with questions, an alumni looking to reconnect, or an outside group looking for volunteers, feel free to contact us using one of the following

Email: alphachisigma@etal.uri.edu

Facebook: Alpha Chi Sigma at the University of Rhode Island

Instagram: Alpha Chi Sigma at URI

Or via mail at:

Alpha Chi Sigma
140 Flagg Rd
Kingston, RI 02881


Initiation Spring ’19

Upon successful completion of the pledge period and meeting all the requirements of pledging, candidates were invited to participate in the initiation ceremony (I-Day), gaining membership into the brotherhood. We initiated 7 new brothers from the Xi class on April 13th 2019. Congratulations brothers and welcome to the family!

Our Executive Board

Master Alchemist: Alyssa Hall (Alyssa_hall@uri.edu)

Vice Master Alchemist: Alexis Bier (alexis-bier@uri.edu)

Master of Ceremonies: Samantha Sylvain (samsylvain26@my.uri.edu)

Treasurer: Greg Taylor (gregory_taylor@my.uri.edu)

Recorder: Panorea Tiria (panoreat6@uri.edu)

Reporter: Kaitlyn Langanke (klanganke@uri.edu)

Alumni Secretary: Lindsay Foley (lindsay-foley@uri.edu)

Historian: Kayleigh Corless (kcorless@uri.edu)

Activities Chair: Aby Chapdelaine (agchapdelaine@uri.edu)