Lambda Chi Alpha has adopted a seal design to serve the same purpose as the impression made by the signet rings of historic kings, and its purpose is to identify General Fraternity documents and publications. It should not be used for decoration, or as an ornament for items such as jewelry or stationery, unless it is to be used as the official stationery of the General Fraternity. It is now properly used on charters, membership certificates, and authorized publications of the General Fraternity.
The design consists of the cross and crescent upon which is superimposed a shield bearing the letters of the Fraternity, above all of which appears a Gothic circle bearing, in Greek, the inscription, “Seal of the Brotherhood of Lambda Chi Alpha.” It is in the Fraternity colors of purple, green, and gold.
The badge is a pearl-set crescent with horns turned toward the left, and enclosing a monogram of the Greek letters Lambda, Chi, and Alpha. The center of the crescent bears the Greek letters Delta Pi in gold on a black enamel. A variety of jewels may be selected for the Lambda.
Probably no fraternity badge has deeper meaning than that of Lambda Chi Alpha. Not only do the pearls, Greek letters, and crescent have their symbolism, but each line of the crescent and the relationship of the emblems to each other add greater significance. The meaning of the badge, of course, cannot be discussed here. It is an evidence of membership for an individual and should be used only for that purpose except as specifically authorized in the laws of the Fraternity. For example, the badge can be presented in the medium or miniature size, to one’s mother, wife, sister, or fiancé.
Associate Member Pin
Coat of Arms
Coats of arms were originally family emblems, until cities, societies, and institutions adopted them. All college fraternities have them, but few institutions created their design with such faithful adherence to the laws of the ancient art of heraldry as Lambda Chi Alpha has.
Each part of the Lambda Chi Alpha coat of arms has a special meaning, the details of which are explained during the Initiation Ritual. Many of the public meanings of the symbols on the coat of arms are explained during the Associate Member Ceremony, and therefore, the coat of arms may be used and worn by all members, including associate members. It may be used on jewelry and stationery, among other items.