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. These educational sessions are either internal (history, ritualism, risk management, goal setting, recruitment skills, etc.) or external (study skills, current topics, alcoholism, date rape, CPR, etc.).
The associate program is one of our strongest aspects and sources of pride. It is very different from a pledge program. Our associate program provides an associate member voting privileges at chapter meetings. An Associate Member may also hold an office. The associate program also ensures the new members that there will be absolutely no hazing. The only difference between an initiated member and an associate is the understanding and knowledge of rituals. The advantages of an associate program are numerous, and it is becoming the trend of the future for all fraternities.
While one section of students is at school, a completly different set are working at their co-op job. The two sections continually flip back and forth from work and school.
Both A and B Section do have a zeta designation of Lambda Epsilon Zeta, but other than that, we are two seperate chapters. We each have our own officers, budgets, ect. We are however still one united brotherhood.
Hazing has absolutely no place in Lambda Chi Alpha. Furthermore, Lambda Chi Alpha's definition of hazing and harassment activities - activities which are not permitted under any circumstances - is the most broad among all fraternities. In Lambda Chi Alpha, hazing is defined as "any action taken or situation created intentionally to produce physical discomfort or mental discomfort by embarrassment, harassment, or ridicule."
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86% of all Fortune 500 CEO's
85% of all presidential cabinet members since 1900
85% of all Supreme Court Justices since 1910
78% of all Lawyers
75% of the US Congress
70% of the US Senate
70% of all the people listed in "Who's who in America"
65% of all Doctors
85% of student leaders on more than 30 Campuses
70% of people who go Greek Graduate
Only 50% that stay independent Graduate
Fraternities make-up over 400,000 men nationwide
Over 7,000 Greek chapters on over 800 campuses
Only 2 US Presidents and 2 Vice-presidents have been NON-Greek
Greek associations contribute over $700,000,000 to charity EACH YEAR, and put in over 850,000 hours of community service
Yet think, Greek Letter Organizations make up less than 1% of the population.