Lambda Chi Alpha was founded in 1909 by Warren A. Cole at Boston University. Today, it is the third largest men’s general fraternity in North America with more than 270,000 initiated members and has held chapters at more than 300 universities.

It was the first fraternity to eliminate pledging and remains a leader in the fight against hazing, alcohol abuse, and other challenges facing today’s college student. Lambda Chi Alpha serves to complement higher education by providing opportunities for academic achievement, leadership practice, social development, and lifelong friendships.

Associate Member Program

Lambda Chi Alpha was the first college fraternity to end the practice of pledging, replacing it with the associate member program. Associate Members “A.M.s” of Lambda Chi are entitled to all of the rights and privileges of an initiated member.  Associate members are even permitted to run for officer positions.


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