Lambda Chi Alpha Ideals

Founded in 1909, Lambda Chi Alpha is one of the largest fraternities in North America, with over 280,000 initiates representing 300 chapters. The Cornell chapter is one of the oldest, having held our charter continuously since our 1913 induction by the founder of Lambda Chi Alpha himself, Warren A. Cole.

We have known since that moment that Lambda Chi Alpha is a values-driven organization. Our high ideals are voiced in our creed, and exemplified in our magnificent Ritual, but most truly expressed in our daily lives, as we strengthen our bond of brotherhood.

Traditions, Principles, and Ideals

The Seven Core Values
Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service, Honor, Integrity, Personal Courage
Exhortations of Rene d'Anjou
Lessons for the true gentleman, from the legendary founder of Lambda Chi Alpha.
Emblems of The Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity
Information about the visual symbols of the fraternity, including the coat of arms, the brotherhood badge, and the associate member pin.
Associate Member Ceremony of Lambda Chi Alpha
This open ceremony establishes the foundations of new members' acceptance into Lambda Chi Alpha.
Lambda Chi Alpha's Vision-Mission-Objectives

International Links

Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity: International Home
Official site of the General Fraternity and the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation.
The Cross and Crescent
Official site of the national magazine, now exclusively published online.
Lambda Chi Alpha Policies
Resolutions state the positions of Lambda Chi Alpha on a variety of topics, particularly where the sentiment of the Fraternity is sought to be included in a policy.

Fraternity and Sorority Information

An Editorial In Defense of Fraternities
From the Purple, Green, and Gold, ca. 1920
On the Fraternal Bond After Graduation
This 1921 letter from Ernst J.C. Fischer '10 O-34, not long after his election as Grand High Alpha, praises the bonds of fraternity both during and after school.
BACCHUS and GAMMA Peer Education Network