Why Join Us?
The Great Passage
IT HAS BEGUN. By the simple act of showing interest in Lambda Chi Alpha, you initiated the journey that will evolve you throughout your collegiate experience. The first stage of this ultimate quest has been set in motion and if it were possible to give you even a glimpse of what is in store, intrigue would all but consume you. Consider this call to adventure - an invitation to join a select group of people that have been chosen to take The Great Passage of Lambda Chi Alpha. This walk, above anything you will experience elsewhere, starts now and never ends. The only question is, are you ready? Do you have what it takes to open the door that leads to where power and passion lie?
Embarking on The Great Passage with Lambda Chi Alpha is an exception to this common myth. Lambda Chi Alpha was the first general fraternity to eliminate pledging and replace it with associate membership. This means that all members, including associate members, are equal in status. Unlike some pledges in a pledge program, an associate member of Lambda Chi Alpha can attend and participate in all meetings and events, have a say in all chapter decisions, vote at meetings, and can even be elected an officer. This equal membership status eliminates the separation between members that often leads to hazing.
The tradition of Lambda Chi Alpha continues thanks to the dedication and camaraderie of our members. The torch could soon be passed to you to carry us into the future. Should you be chosen to enter our brotherhood, do you have what it takes to keep our fire burning? At this pivotal point in time, you are undoubtedly searching for answers to many of life's questions and wondering what obstacles may lay ahead. This period of rapid transition from home to college is full of uncertainties and a lot of decisions will soon need to be made. It can be pretty disorienting -- but it doesn't have to be. You don't have to traverse this path alone. You could join a fraternity.
One might wonder what else sets Lambda Chi Alpha apart from other fraternities. The answer is quite a bit. The depth, power, and mysticism of Lambda Chi's ceremonies and lessons are truly enthralling -- take a look at our Coat of Arms. When compared to those of other fraternal organizations it is evident that Lambda Chi offers something superior. Each and every one of these symbols carries with it a powerful meaning that you will have the privilege of discovering should you become a brother.