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, Leo Andriuk, at laa65. We look forward to meeting you.
Who We’re Looking For
There isn’t any one “type” who becomes a Lambda Chi. Our brotherhood encompasses every school at Cornell and every part of the country (and abroad), a diversity of interests and personalities, the range of races and religions. But while we welcome all, we admit just a few. We invite those who aspire to a lifelong commitment to true and unselfish friendship. We invite those interested in bettering themselves and in bettering their community through the fraternity, and the pursuit of our shared ideals.
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 organized by the InterFraternity Council (IFC).
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 website section on recruitment. At the end of the formal recruitment period, fraternities will issue formal invitations (“bids”), and those who accept will “sign” their bid electronically from the IFC website. Sophomores and upperclassmen may also participate in informal rush, and may pursue membership and be invited to join at any time during the school year.