Our chapter house, Edgemoor, is one of the oldest continuously occupied fraternity houses at Cornell, and across all of Lambda Chi Alpha nationally. Construction was initially completed in 1896, and the Cornell chapter of Lambda Chi Alpha took possession of it in 1921.
In celebration of Edgemoor’s century on the hill, the Omicron Oracle asked alumni to recall life at the house over the various decades. Their stories are linked below.
- The “Famous Freshman Melee” of 1905
- From Mug and Jug to ISWZA
- The Founding of Eleusis
- The Installation of Omicron Zeta
Through the Decades
- The 1920s: Gracious Living and Brotherhood
- The 1930s: High Spirits in the Depths of The Depression
- The 1940s: The War Temporarily Closes Omicron Zeta
- The 1950s: We Liked Ike… and Dixieland
- The 1960s: Defying the Era’s Stereotypes
- The 1970s: From Dissent to Disco
- The 1980s: An Observer’s Hastily Scribbled Notes