Bluefield State University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the West Virginia Eta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ) Bluefield State University has been accepted into the National College Athlete Honor Society as the West Virginia Eta Chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma (XAΣ), which recognizes student-athletes from accredited four-year NCAA, NAIA, USCAA, or NCCAA institutions who excel in both the classroom and competition. Chi Alpha Sigma was founded in 1996 by then-DePauw University head football coach Nick Mourouzis. His goal was to provide outstanding student-athletes with an opportunity to become connected within a fraternal association that aligns their educational and athletic successes for a lifetime. In order to be inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a student-athlete must attend a four-year accredited college or university that is a member of the NCAA, NAIA, USCAA or NCCAA. The honoree also must achieve at least junior academic standing by the fifth semester or seventh quarter, as determined by the certifying institution, and must have achieved a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 3.4 (on a 4.0 scale). Felicia Oakes and Nicole Taylor will serve as advisors for the Bluefield State chapter of Chi Alpha Sigma. Bluefield State University will hold its first induction ceremony on February 15th in the Herbert Gallery.