LCA Timeline: 1960-1979 | LCA Fraternity



1960. August 21. The first members are inducted into the Order of Achievement and Order of Interfraternity Service.
1961. Upsilon Zeta at Louisiana State becomes the first chapter to initiate 1,000 members.
1967. Dan Dullaghan (Butler 1970) is initiated as Lambda Chi Alpha’s 100,000th member, the fifth fraternity to do so.
1968. George W. Spasyk becomes executive director after Duke Flad’s death.
1969. August. The concept of Fraternity Education replaces pledge education. 

August 31. The first Regional High Pi Conference is held.

1970. June 5. The first meeting of what was to become the Student Advisory Committee is held in Indianapolis. 

September 1. The first undergraduate member, Brad Peabody (Sewanee 1971), is elected to the Grand High Zeta.

September 1. Linn C. Lightner (Franklin & Marshall 1918) retired after 50 years of service as editor of the Cross & Crescent, the longest editorship in the fraternity world.

1972. August. The term associate member replaces the term pledge in Lambda Chi Alpha.
1973. August. The first Grand High Alpha Awards and Phoenix Awards are presented.
1974. June 15. The new International Headquarters building is dedicated in northwest Indianapolis at 8741 Founders Road.
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