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Fraternity Timeline

1750. Flat Hat Club established at the College of William & Mary. (This is thought to have been the first American university fraternity.)
1776. Phi Beta Kappa founded at William & Mary. (This was the first Greek-letter university fraternity and is, of course, the oldest honorary fraternity.)
1780. Phi Beta Kappa installed its second chapter at Yale University.
1845. First fraternity house occupied at the University of Michigan (Delta Kappa Epsilon).
1854. First house built expressly for fraternity use was erected at Kenyon College. (This also was a log cabin.)
1864. First modern fraternity house including dormitory living quarters built at Williams College.
1867. I. C. Sorosis founded at Monmouth College. The society used the subtitle, Pi Beta Phi, in 1883, and in 1888, became known by this name alone. This was the first national sorority.
1870. Kappa Alpha Theta, first national sorority to be founded with a Greek-letter name, established at DePauw University.
1893. Interfraternity and Intersorority Congress at World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.
1909. First Interfraternity Conference meeting in New York City.
1917. 200,000 fraternity men served in World War I. 2,000 never returned.

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Lambda Chi Alpha’s vision to lead a co-curricular Greek movement, predicated on partnership and collaboration amongst the undergraduates, host institutions, alumni and General Fraternity, and offering an experience that focuses on the maturational development of today’s college man. As such, it is the vision of Lambda Chi Alpha to extend itself beyond the traditional social fraternity in practice and principle.