frequently asked questions


What is an Associate Member?

An Associate Member is a new member; Lambda Chi Alpha does not have pledges. An Associate member has the same rights and privileges as an initiated member, except for knowledge of the initiation ritual.

How much does the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha cost?

The local fraternity chapter requires dues that are set by our student members and collected by the Office of Administration. Each chapter may charge additional dues to cover local expenses such as events and apparel.

What are the membership obligations of Lambda Chi Alpha?

Members must maintain a 2.5 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), meet the financial obligations as determined by the chapter, and abide by all of the laws of the Fraternity. Each chapter creates additional expectations regarding participation and personal conduct. 

What Happens with Grand High Zeta Nominations?

Grand High Zeta members are elected for four-year terms. Four members were elected on August 6, 2016, so those seats will become vacant on August 6, 2020. While the Grand High Zeta has the duty under Article 2, Section 4(b)(7) of the Constitution to fill vacancies on the board, the board has determined that the best way to remain true to the intent of our laws will be to allow our chapters to vote on the candidates based on recommendations from the Nominating Committee. This vote will be taken by Action by Referendum under Article 2, Section 2 of the Constitution.  

The Grand High Zeta has therefore asked the Nominating Committee to continue its work and to submit a recommended slate of four nominees by June 30, 2020. The Action by Referendum will then be sent to the chapters, the Grand High Zeta, and the Student Advisory Committee in early July with a 30-day deadline for voting. Approval will require a majority of votes cast. 

When must the vote be cast?

The Grand High Zeta has ordered that all ballots must be received by the close of business on May 15th, 2020 in order to be counted.

How does my chapter/colony vote?

An email will be sent to each chapter’s High Alpha and High Pi on the afternoon of Monday, May 4th, 2020. They will follow the process outlined in the email to cast a vote on behalf of the chapter. Each Chapter and Colony is asked to respond to this referendum.

What are the advantages of a Chapter Support Fund?

  1. No need to set up a local 501 (c) 3
  2. Funds professionally invested and managed
  3. Local alumni and committee recommends use of funds
  4. Established gift acceptance policies
  5. All tax filings done by Foundation
  6. Proper acknowledgement and stewardship of all gifts
  7. Ability to accept various forms of gifts, including appreciated property and planned giving vehicles
  8. Yearly audit performed by Certified Public Accountant
  9. Giving history and pledges maintained for each donor
  10. Long term strategy options