A little history...
Lambda Chi Alpha, as a general fraternity, was founded by Warren A. Cole, while a student at Boston University, on November 9, 1909; with the expressed objective purpose of:
- bringing about the association together of college students of good moral character in the various collegiate institutions within the United States and Canada;
- fostering a high Christian standard of life and ideals;
- promoting honorable friendship;
- cultivating intellectual excellence;
- securing for members the greatest advantages in college life;
- establishing brotherly love, mutual aid, close personal connection between alumni, undergraduates and college;
- and binding 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.
Today, Lambda Chi Alpha International Fraternity is one of the largest men's general fraternities in North America with more than 280,000 initiated members and has held subsidiaries (called chapters) at more than 300 universities. It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, and other challenges facing today's college student. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership development, and lifelong friendships.
Vision / Mission / Objectives...
The vision of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity is to prepare and encourage collegiate men of good character, high ethics, and noble ideals to contribute positively to the world in which they live.
The mission of Lambda Chi Alpha is to offer the best fraternal experience, focusing on personal character development through leadership, scholarship, community service, and positive social experiences.
Objective One. Focus the Fraternity on personal character development through leadership, scholarship, community service, and positive social experiences.
Objective Two. Support undergraduate and alumni members through improvement and development of programs, standards, and services that focus on personal character development through leadership, scholarship, community service, and positive social experiences.
Objective Three. Manage and increase the resources of the Fraternity including undergraduate membership, alumni involvement, assets, revenues, communications, and technology.
We believe in Lambda Chi Alpha, and its traditions, principles and ideals. The crescent is our symbol; pure, high ever growing, and the cross is our guide; denoting service, sacrifice, and even suffering and humiliation before the world, bravely endured if need be, in following that ideal.
May we have faith in Lambda Chi Alpha and passion for its welfare. May we have hope for the future of Lambda Chi Alpha and strength to fight for its teachings. May we have pure hearts, that we may approach the ideal of perfect brotherly love.