Most people have heard of a fraternity before, but very few know what one actually is. Webster's dictionary defines a
fraternity as "a men's student organization formed chiefly for social purposes having secret rites and a name consisting
of Greek letters". At first glance, this may seem like a true statement. To many people fraternities only vary in Greek
letters but they're all out to have a good time. What they fail to see is the blood, sweat, and tears that make every
member of that Fraternity a brother. This term holds much more weight as each and every member of Lambda Chi Alpha views
over other one as their brother in a close bond of endearment. Perhaps, this may sounds interesting but what makes Lambda
Chi different from all the others?
As a college student at Boston University, Warren A. Cole (Boston 1912) founded Lambda Chi Alpha on November 2, 1909,
with the expressed objective purpose of bringing about the association of college students of good moral character in the various
collegiate institutions within the United States and Canada; to foster a high moral and spiritual standard of life based on
Christian ideals; to promote honorable friendship; to cultivate intellectual excellence; to secure for members the greatest advantages
in college life; to establish brotherly love, mutual aid, close personal connection between alumni, undergraduates and colleges; and,
to bind them together for mutual pleasure and interest in college, as well as after life by testing each with courage, self-control,
obedience, democracy, and courtesy toward all with whom they may come in contact.
The Here & Now
Today, Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 258,000 initiated members,
with more than 200 active subsidiaries (called chapters) at colleges and universities. It was the first fraternity to eliminate
pledging in the early 1970s, and it remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, drugs, and other challenges facing today's college student.
Lambda Chi Alpha serves as a co-curricular experience to complement higher education by providing young men with opportunities for
academic achievement, leadership development, and lifelong friendships.
Tell Me More
Sound pretty interesting? More than likely a bit overwhelming. Could honestly careless? I believe any brother you ask will
tell you that you cannot fully comprehend Lambda Chi Alpha from the outside. I invite you fill out a request for more
. If you want simply stop by the house and hang out. On our home page
there's a calendar of events that are coming up, check
it out. We'd love to have you around.