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.
Through Associate Membership, new members are treated as equals with the same rights and rules as all brothers. By abolishing the pledge program, generations of brothers have made a commitment to treat each other as equals and consequently foster an environment where men strengthen the bond of true brotherhood. Forty years of Associate Membership has set Lambda Chi Alpha apart from any other fraternity and put young men on the fast track to becoming strong, honest leaders.
Seven Core Values
These values, which were adopted from the United States Army, include Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal courage, which come together to form the acronym LDRSHIP. Lambda Chi Alpha is in search of the type of student who already exemplifies these traits and is continually working to better himself as a man.
TRUE Brother Initiative
The TRUE Brother Initiative is Lambda Chi Alpha’s educational platform. Focusing on developmental areas including: empathy, self awareness, capacity for intimacy, altruism, self esteem, and more. The TRUE Brother Initiative has shown that a member of Lambda Chi Alpha is statistically more emotionally aware of himself and others, such as, family members and classmates. As a result, a Lambda Chi Alpha brother has a greater capacity to support and assist his fellow man.
Initiation Ritual and Exoteric Mysteries
Lambda Chi Alpha takes a progressive approach to Pre-Initiation and incorporating values based ritualism. We believe that ritualism has served an important purpose throughout history. Rituals help bring people together and to remind us all of important truths. Based on Christian Principles, our Initiation Ritual and Exoteric Mysteries are sure to offer you a fond appreciation of ritualism. This ritualism will help you see the strengths of a brotherhood when its at its highest and can help you understand more about yourself.
Focus on Growth
Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the first/only fraternities to offer continued growth opportunities for Initiated Brothers. In most fraternities, the education process stops after a member is initiated. However, Lambda Chi Alpha has created the Inner Circle Journey, which allows Initiated Brothers to continue their growth through different experiences, reflections, and Ritualistic teachings. In Lambda Chi Alpha you will always be encouraged to grow and receive more out of your fraternity experience.
Lambda Chi Alpha is Belonging
When you need someone to talk to, you will always find a brother who is genuinely interested and who really cares about what happens to you. You will find a brother who understands that you are only human and are seeking to improve yourself in many ways. You will find a brother who offers to help before you have a chance to ask.
Lambda Chi Alpha is Brotherhood
In a very real sense, the Fraternity creates a family relationship among its members. It aims to bring together a group of young men who will be congenial, loyal, and helpful to one another during some of the best years of their lives-the college years. Thus Lambda Chi Alpha offers its members the nearest possible equivalent to home that can be found on the college campus, and these close ties often bind men in friendships for life.
Lambda Chi Alpha is Equality
Lambda Chi Alpha was the first fraternity to abolish pledges when associate membership replaced pledging in 1972. Since that time, associate members have had full and equal rights in the chapter, including voting privileges and the ability to hold office, attend all meetings and functions, and wear the letters and regalia of the Fraternity. The Fraternity replaced pledge education with fraternity education, which dictates ongoing education for all members throughout their university years. New members are integrated immediately into the chapter. A big brother is assigned to each new member, and he teaches the essentials of chapter operations to the new member. Each week throughout the school year an educational session is held for all members.
The Miracle of Fraternity
Within the span of four years, Lambda Chi Alpha provides the opportunity to:
- Develop lifelong friendships
- Engage in responsibilities managing and governing chapter affairs
- Have a voice at the General Fraternity
- Have the chance to develop your leadership talents
- Receive the help needed to expand your mind establish a favorable atmosphere for academic achievement
- Gain self-confidence, a sharpened sense of human relations, and a mature sense of justice.
Undoubtedly, you have expectations of Lambda Chi Alpha. You expect Lambda Chi Alpha to be a source of good times, learning experiences, and lifelong friendships. You also expect Lambda Chi Alpha to help you realize your goals in college and beyond. Through a stimulating environment, you expect to advance as a student, leader, and member of society. This is possible through the unique structure of the Fraternity and the moral support of your brothers. You also expect positive social opportunities that will be enhanced through close friends and good fellowship. You expect your time with Lambda Chi Alpha to be rewarding and worthwhile. Overall, you expect Lambda Chi Alpha to be a great fraternity.