National Honor Society for Developmental Program Students
Founded at West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Chi Alpha Epsilon was organized in response to an increasing need to acknowledge the continuing successes of students in the university's Academic Development Program. Recognizing that students who share similar experiences could serve as significant models for others, Dr. Elbert M. Saddler proposed a Greek letter honor society. Dr. Saddler, a university psychologist and counseling coordinator for the ACT 101 Program, identified eligible students to form the nucleus who are now the founding members of XAE. Program Directors at other colleges and universities across the United States have hailed its formation and, in 1995, the Pennsylvania Association of Developmental Educators adopted Chi Alpha Epsilon as the Honor Society for developmental program students in Pennsylvania.
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Chi Alpha Epsilon was formed to recognize the academic achievements of students admitted to colleges and universities through non-traditional criteria who utilize developmental education support services. Its purpose is to promote continued high academic standards, foster increased communication among its members, and honor the academic excellence of those students admitted to college via developmental program pathways. The involvement of eligible alumni further enables networking for members. Programs sponsored by the society chapters encourage other students academic accomplishment.
Membership in Chi Alpha Epsilon is offered through local campus chapters to eligible students and alumni.
Students who hold a 3.0 cumulative G.P.A. for two consecutive semesters and who were admitted to the college/university via developmental or Higher Education opportunity type programs are eligible for membership.
Member EOF students at CCM's Alpha Alpha chapter (est. in 1996) proudly wear the blue and white cords and pin of Chi Alpha Epsilon attesting to the level of academic excellence achieved.