Join Lambda Chi Alpha

For over a century, Lambda Chi Alpha has distinguished itself at Cornell for the outstanding social, academic, and leadership development of its brothers, but most of all the commitment of our brothers to one another. We are always looking for worthy men to bring into our bond.

If you have questions about joining Lambda Chi, please contact our rush chairman, Max Murray, at mlm377. We look forward to meeting you.

How to Join

Fraternity is about belonging. The best way for us to see if you are right for Lambda Chi, and if Lambda Chi is right for you, is for you to meet as many brothers as you can, whether through friendships formed outside the house in class, sports, or other activities; by getting invited to dinner or another event by a member; or under the auspices of the formal rush process.

January Formal Rush

All classes may take part in formal rush, the official period set aside for fraternities to meet prospective members. For IFC Fraternities like Lambda Chi, this takes place in January before the start of spring semester. Rush Week 2016 will be from January 20–27, 2016.

Formal rush includes a series of open houses (“smokers”) and interviews (“contacts”), and other events which the various houses sponsor. For the calendar, registration links, and regulations, see the Cornell IFC Recruitment website. At the end of rush week, fraternities will issue formal invitations (“bids”), and those who accept will “sign” their bid electronically from the IFC website.

Informal Rush

Sophomores and upperclassmen may also participate in informal rush, which is conducted chapter-by-chapter throughout the school year.

Informal rush, as its name suggests, has no official calendar or bid night. Sophomores and upperclassmen who meet our standards, befriend many brothers, and demonstrate an interest in membership may be invited to join at any time during the school year.


We Are Omicron Zeta of ΛΧΑ

The Cornell University chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity has represented true brotherhood on the Hill since 1913.
We bring together our rich local traditions with the strength of one of the largest national fraternities. We live our open motto, Vir Quisque VirEvery Man a Man.
Find us at Edgemoor, our newly renovated house on Cascadilla Gorge, at 125 Edgemoor Lane, Ithaca, New York 14850.