Operations Guides

The Officer Operations Guides (also known as Ops Guides) are interactive, online officer resources to make it simpler to understand officer tasks and how to complete those tasks with specific, detailed information and examples.

The Ops Guides offer a broad framework to provide a new officer with a better understanding of his responsibilities and expectations.  It contains detailed information that an officer should use to measure his performance and to identify new programs for implementation.

Email learningoutcomes@lambdachi.org with questions about the Ops Guides and/or requests for additional resource materials.

High Alpha—President

The High Alpha is the leader of the chapter. He looks out for the interests, well-being, and development of his chapter, and guides each brother and associate member. In order that he may carry out the duties of his office to the best of his ability, the High Alpha should consider carefully these rules of action.

High Alpha Operations Guide

Chapter/Zeta Retreat Guide

High Beta—First Vice President

The High Beta assists the High Alpha in performing his duties. He oversees internal membership involvement and campus involvement. The High Beta should serve as an ex-officio member of every committee within the chapter including the Executive Committee. Under the direction of the High Alpha, it is his responsibility that all officers, committees, and individual members are performing to the highest degree to uphold the standards of Lambda Chi Alpha.

High Beta Operations Guide

Chapter/Zeta Retreat Guide

High Theta—Second Vice President

The High Theta’s responsibilities are to originate, direct, and inspire programs of external involvement for all members of the Fraternity and to its various publics. Among these are the campus community, the faculty and administration, other fraternities and sororities, the non-fraternity students, parents, alumni, and the community in which this chapter is located.

High Theta Operations Guide

High Gamma—Secretary

The office of High Gamma is demanding both of time and attention to detail. The High Gamma is fourth in the chain of command. He is entrusted with the membership records of each member of the chapter and responsible for reporting and submitting information in a timely manner to the International Headquarters.

High Gamma Operations Guide

High Tau—Treasurer

The High Tau oversees the financial welfare of his chapter. This officer must exemplify the highest standards of integrity in maintaining the material property, financial assets, and the financial records entrusted to his care.  The High Tau must administer, faithfully and impartially, the financial affairs of the chapter, insist upon each member fulfilling his individual obligations promptly, and preserve the chapter assets in the development of long-range stability.

High Tau Operations Guide

High Iota—Risk Manager

The duty of the High Iota is to assist and protect others, particularly our own members. The High Iota has the obligation to administer a risk management program that promises responsible and mature behavior by all members at all times, and to preserve the ideals of the Fraternity by conducting the operations of the chapter safely, prudently, and in compliance with the laws and policies both of Lambda Chi Alpha and the chapter’s campus.

High Iota Operations Guide

High Rho—Alumni Development Officer

The High Rho is the chapter’s link to the alumni of Lambda Chi Alpha, both within and beyond this chapter. He develops an effective program that provides events of interest to the alumni, recognizes outstanding service to the Fraternity by individual alumni, encourages involvement, and prepares those beginning to transition into dedicated alumni brothers.

High Rho Operations Guide

High Kappa—Fraternity Educator

The High Kappa is entrusted with the education and development of each and every chapter member as a student, as a leader, and as a fully participating member in this chapter.  His goal is to develop and maintain a program of mature acceptance of responsibility on the part of every undergraduate in this chapter based on the history, aims, ideals, and traditions of our country, the school, and Lambda Chi Alpha.

High Kappa Operations Guide

High Delta—Recruitment Chairman

The High Delta provides for the future of his chapter by directing its membership recruitment program. His job is to lead recruitment efforts that will seek men with scholastic aptitude, leadership potential, strength of character, and dedication to service.

High Delta Operations Guide

High Phi—Ritualist

The High Phi is responsible with overseeing that the Fraternity’s Initiation Ritual is performed in the manner ensuring that the Fraternity’s secrets are safe guarded. His role is to advise the chapter on Lambda Chi Alpha’s ceremonies and ensuring they are performed in the proper manner. He must inspire the brotherhood to delve into the teachings of our Fraternity and instruct on how to apply those teachings to their daily lives.

To access the High Phi Operations Guide visit Officer Portal.

Open Ceremonies Guide

High Sigma—Educational Chairman

One of the principal objectives of Lambda Chi Alpha, as a co-curricular Fraternity, is to develop in each member a realization of his highest scholastic and intellectual potential. The High Sigma is responsible in developing and implementing an educational program that encourages the broadest possible cultural and intellectual experience for each member of the chapter.

High Sigma Operations Guide

High Epsilon—Social Chairman

The High Epsilon plays an important role in the social development and participation of the members. Entrusted to the High Epsilon are the responsibilities of instilling in the members a constant awareness of, respect for, and demonstration of acceptable standards of conduct; those attributes of behavior which distinguish a member of Lambda Chi Alpha as a gentleman.

High Epsilon Operations Guide

High Pi—Alumni Advisor

The High Pi must be familiar with all facets of a situation before acting, and then be candid yet diplomatic in giving advice to the undergraduates of the chapter. It is important for the High Pi to present a good example by attending meetings and other activities, and by conscientiously following the highest standards of conduct and integrity.

High Pi Operations Guide

Standards Chairman

The Standards Chairman ensures the chapter/colony is achieving all Chapter Operating Standards listed in the Constitution and Statutory Code. Additionally, they work with the High Alpha to create a structure for providing support to the High Zeta Officers utilizing a modified Goal Set and Review structure, including High Zeta Officer transitions.

Executive Committee

The future security and success of a chapter or colony is the responsibility of the Executive Committee. Their decisions must be guided by our Seven Core Values, the principles commemorated in our Creed, the Constitution & Statutory Code and bylaws of the Fraternity, and the immutable teachings of our Ritual.

Executive Committee Operations Guide

Alumni Advisory Board

The mission of the Alumni Advisory Board is to advise and to help to improve the operations of the chapter or colony through the promotion of the ideals and principles of Lambda Chi Alpha, while at the same time, develop and strengthen the fraternal experience for all involved.

Alumni Advisory Board Operations Guide