2015-2018 Strategic Plan | LCA Fraternity

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2018 Strategic Plan Video

Mission Statement

We believe in Lambda Chi Alpha, and its traditions, principles and ideals. The crescent is our symbol — pure, high, ever growing; and the cross is our guide — denoting service, sacrifice, and even suffering and humiliation before the world, bravely endured if need be, in following that ideal. May we have faith in Lambda Chi Alpha and passion for its welfare. May we have hope for the future of Lambda Chi Alpha and strength to fight for its teachings. May we have pure hearts, that we may approach the ideal of perfect brotherly love.

Strategic Objectives

Collegiate Experience

Consistent with our values, to provide college men with a safe and engaging environment that allows for personal growth, sustainable and meaningful relationships, and development of tomorrow’s leaders.

  • Increase the performance level of our chapters and colonies
  • Provide a transformative growth experience for our members
  • Create a positive, fun, educational and social experience in a safe environment (physical, emotional, mental) for members to flourish and grow

Growth & Strategic Partnerships

Growth: Quality, sustainable growth of undergraduates and alumni in chapters as well as new chapters to increase financial strength, prog. to ensure longevity of LCA.

  • Develop an Expansion Plan to support Fraternal growth through 2020 (190 w/avg. loss of 3 Zeta’s a year)
  • Build an assessment tool to evaluate potential host institutions
  • Develop a Comprehensive Recruitment & Operations Support Strategy
  • Create High Risk Zeta Action Plan
  • Explore the Demographics of Today’s College Student and Re-assess Individual Zeta Growth

Strategic Partnerships: Utilize outside resources to advance the mission of the fraternity through mutually beneficial partnerships.

  • Investigate relationships that can expand into partnerships
  • Increase our ability to enhance relationships at our host institutions to effect short- and long-term outcomes
  • Build and communicate sustainable and mutually beneficial external relationships to advance our mission and share best practices.

Living Our Values

It’s what we are — We build on our values for better campuses, better communities, and better lives for a lifetime of true brotherhood.

  • Develop new and enhance existing resources to instill loyalty and respect to the values and rituals of Lambda Chi Alpha in our collegiate brothers and associate members
  • Promote stewardship by educating members on the duties and responsibilities of chapter/colonies and of individual members
  • Encourage and educate members to have the personal courage, honor and integrity to enforce our values and reward accountability

Alumni

Connect with, engage, activate and educate our alumni in meaningful experiences through actions and programs consistent with our values and provide a network of positive male role models that will assist with the transition from collegiate member to alumni status.

  • Increase the accuracy of contact information in our database by 40% through implementing a tracking mechanism to improve accessibility to alumni
  • Increase the number of subscriptions to LCA publications by 25% (C&C, PG&G, Social Media)
  • Create an opportunity to connect alumni brothers in geographical areas
  • Increase the number and variety of educational opportunities for certified alumni advisors (High Pis, AAB, ACB, House Corp)
  • Increase alumni participation in the collegiate experience

Vision

We envision being the preeminent fraternal experience, offering innovative , values-based leadership training to high-quality undergraduate members on a growing number of chapters internationally.

  • 3.0 average GPA
  • 100% AABs (including females, 5-6 men)
  • Fewer incidents/Less than 15% on disciplinary status
  • Touch 40% of membership
  • 45% of all members attend leadership/bigger LCA event
  • Broad impact (social need/community/campus)
  • 10 million pounds of food collected annually
  • Undergraduate engaged throughout collegiate career
  • Educational programming model, higher ed leader
  • Changing perception (distinct from other fraternities)
  • Accurate information for 50% of alumni
  • Bigger role of preparing members for life after college
  • Partnership with women’s organization
  • 75% of chapters meeting all operating standards
  • 95% of undergraduates graduate
  • 220 chapters and 15,000 undergraduate members

Core Values

Loyalty – Establishes the correct order of our obligations and commitments.  Unswerving allegiance to the organization and its laws, ideals, and defining principles, prevents us from misplacing our loyalties.

Duty – Delineates the sum total of all laws, rules, and customs that make up our organizational, civic, and moral obligations. Our values originate with duty because we expect individuals, as a minimum, to fulfill their obligations.  We often expect individuals to exceed their duty, especially in ethical matters.

Respect – Denotes the regard and recognition of the absolute dignity that every human possesses.  Specifically, respect indicates compassion for and consideration of others, including sensitivity to and regard for the feelings and needs of others.

Service & Stewardship – Service before self signifies the proper ordering of priorities.  The welfare of the organization comes before the individual’s.  While the focus is on service to Lambda Chi Alpha and broader communities, the idea also incorporates the concept of stewardship, of holding something of value in trust for others.

Honor – Describes the complex of all values that make up the public code of the individual.  Significantly, honor provides the motive for action and demands adherence to a public moral code, not protection of reputation.

Integrity – Encompasses the sum total of a person’s set of values – his private moral code.  A breach of any of these values will damage the individual’s integrity.  Integrity, closely related to the word integer, refers to a notion of completeness or wholeness.

Personal Courage – Depicts the premier virtue that enables us to persevere despite fear, danger, or adversity.  Personal courage includes the notion of taking responsibility for decisions and actions.  Additionally, it involves the ability to perform critical self-assessment, to confront new ideas and to change.

Competitive Advantages

  1. Willingness to take a calculated risks to achieve success (for example, the associate member program or the merger with Theta Kappa Nu)
  2. Broad thinking about strategic national partnerships (Feeding America)
  3. A financially strong Foundation who is committed to funding existing and new initiatives for the Fraternity.
  4. 180,000 living alumni
  5. Board/Staff interaction and leadership
  6. Associate member program
  7. Chapter services staffing and commitment to chapters
  8. Commitment to values
  9. Proactive response to incidents
  10. Commitment to co-curricular

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Lambda Chi Alpha’s vision to lead a co-curricular Greek movement, predicated on partnership and collaboration amongst the undergraduates, host institutions, alumni and General Fraternity, and offering an experience that focuses on the maturational development of today’s college man. As such, it is the vision of Lambda Chi Alpha to extend itself beyond the traditional social fraternity in practice and principle.