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PARENTS & Family
As parents and family of Lambda Chi Alpha members, we recognize you have a vested interest in the success of your son and his involvement in the fraternal experience. We want to invite you to be a part of the Lambda Chi Alpha family.
ACCESS PARENT RESOURCES
Studies show that parents continue to positively influence their children well past college, so we believe that talking openly about these issues and checking in on your student throughout the school year is imperative. Lambda Chi Alpha provides training and works with chapter leaders to encourage brother-to-brother conversations about the obligations and expectations of membership. The following resources are available to your student, and for you to use in guiding these conversations.
Annually, our members take a brotherhood survey to measure metrics around belonging, accountability, health and wellness, values, and more. We are excited to share that on our third year, we had over an 83% response rate.
Celebrating 50 Years of Being the First to Abolish Pledging.
In 1972, the term “Associate Member” replaced the term “Pledge” when referring to a new member of Lambda Chi Alpha. Associate membership allowed new members voting rights in chapter matters and the ability to run for officer positions, unlike other fraternities at the time. We then became the first fraternity to abolish pledging to promote an anti-hazing culture in its chapters. We also encourage you to watch this short documentary developed by the Wiant family, who tragically and senselessly lost their son to hazing at Ohio University.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Looking for more information on how Lambda Chi’s revenue is generated? Need to learn about how expenses are allocated at the General Fraternity? Or how your local chapter spends your dues? Review some of our frequently asked questions, below.
The entire collegiate experience is designed to enhance the professional skills of our members by creating a powerful cycle of men for their families, their industries and their communities. We also have a network of 220,000 living alumni across the world.
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.
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.
The Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation provides assistance through scholarships to attend all of our leadership conferences, along with special funds such as the Anchor Fund, which benefits brothers in financial distress. Many chapters have local scholarship funds that their alumni have created to support the needs of their local chapter.
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.
Have a question about your son’s Lambda Chi Alpha experience or want to learn more about our Fraternity policies and procedures? Contact our Chapter Support Team with any questions, concerns or feedback!