Welcome from Our Recruitment Chair
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 from any and every background to bring into our bond.
Lambda Chi Alpha at Cornell is fully participating in IFC recuitment for the 2020–21 academic year. If you have questions about the recruitment process or joining Lambda Chi specifically, please contact me, Theo Kapogiannis, at [email protected]. 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 in 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. All our current brothers met older brothers 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 recruitment process organized by the Interfraternity Council (IFC).
Formal recruitment (“rush”) includes a series of open houses (“smokers”) and visits (“contacts”), and other events which the various houses sponsor. Sophomores and upperclassmen may pursue membership at any time; frosh may rush only in their second semester at Cornell (typically, spring rush in January, before the start of the semester). For the calendar, registration links, and regulations, see the Cornell IFC website section on recruitment.