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.
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.
The vision of Lambda Chi Alpha is to prepare and encourage collegiate men of good charter, high ethics, and noble ideals to contribute positively to the world in which they live.
No Hazing Policy
Hazing has absolutely no place in Lambda Chi Alpha. However, 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.” Additionally, Lambda Chi Alpha considers pledgeship hazing, and pledgeship hazing is a program which dwells on the separation of initiated members and pledges with a primary emphasis on subservience. Within our definition of hazing, separation between associate members and initiates is not allowed because an associate versus initiate concept is in direct conflict with the goal of fraternity education and Lambda Chi Alpha. The key is unity.
Hazing is degrading, dangerous, and contrary to that which our Fraternity stands. It serves no useful purpose, is criticized by all thoughtful persons, and is extremely poor public relations. You may already be aware that this concept and our fraternity education program are unique among fraternities, although some fraternities on campus may have similarities. You may also be aware of pledges of other fraternities who must undergo a period of “pledge training” or “pledge education” before being permitted to participate fully in the affairs of the fraternity. And, there are pledge activities that may be common in other fraternities but which are not allowed in Lambda Chi Alpha:
- No separate meetings for associate members.
- No tests or quizzes of associate members.
- No separate dress codes for associate members.
- No separate work responsibilities for associate members.
- No associate member “class officers.”
- No kidnapping of any members.
- No walk-outs, associate member retreats, or other activities which separate the associate members from initiates.
- No verbal or physical abuse of members by other members.
- No use of the term “class” or the function of a class system within the chapter.
In Lambda Chi Alpha, all members share equal rights and responsibilities.
Still Have Questions?
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