Association of College Honor Societies


Rho Chi


Admitted to ACHS: 1947

Founded at the University of Michigan, May 19, 1922

No of Active Chapters: 129

Total Membership: 113646

Annual/current Membership: 3067

Number of Regions: 11

Publications: Report of Rho Chi, The Rho Chi Society, Rho Chi Society Newsletter

PURPOSE: The Rho Chi Society seeks to advance pharmacy through intellectual leadership. As the academic honor society in pharmacy, the Rho Chi Society:
- encourages and recognizes intellectual achievement
- stimulates critical inquiry to advance pharmacy
- contributes to the development of intellectual leaders
- promotes highest ethical standards
- fosters collaboration

ELIGIBILITY: The student who is elected to active membership is one who has displayed academic excellence, a capacity for achievement in the science and art of pharmacy and the allied sciences, and strength of character. Students ranking in the highest twenty percent of their class, having attained a minimum professional grade point average equivalent of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, are eligible for election after having completed one-half of the required professional didactic course work as defined for the degree granted by their school or college of pharmacy. Deans, or their designees, must certify that candidates are eligible and have no known disciplinary action for academic reasons or for unprofessional conduct. The Society also provides active membership opportunities for nontraditional professional students, graduate students, and faculty. Associate and honorary memberships are also available.

OFFICIAL CONTACT: Karen Farris, Executive Vice President, The Rho Chi Honor Society, University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy, 428 Church St., Ste. 2568 NUB, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1065

Tel: (734) 615-4898  Fax: (734) 763-4480

Email: [email protected]  

Updated: 10/27/2019